Tag Archives: Abraham Lincoln

Eye of the Beholder

A mother once came to President Lincoln to ask him to spare the life of her son who had been sentenced to death. After listening to her pleading, Lincoln issued a pardon. As she left her meeting with the president, … Continue reading

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Financial Words of Wisdom

The following statements are attributed to Abraham Lincoln: “You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot help the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer. You cannot further … Continue reading

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Humble Enough to Shine

During the days of the Civil War, a foreign diplomat who was visiting the White House was shocked to find President Lincoln shining his own shoes. The man informed the president that it was not the custom in his country … Continue reading

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