Monday, February 12, 2007
ABRAHAM LINCOLN 1809 - 1865
Today is the 198th anniversary of the birth of the 16th President of the United States, and the first Republican President, Abraham Lincoln.
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."
"When the conduct of men is designed to be influenced, persuasion, kind unassuming persuasion, should ever be adopted. It is an old and true maxim that 'a drop of honey catches more flies than a gallon of gall.' So with men. If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend. Therein is a drop of honey that catches his heart, which, say what he will, is the great highroad to his reason, and which, once gained, you will find but little trouble in convincing him of the justice of your cause, if indeed that cause is really a good one."