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Abraham Lincoln

FULL NAME: Abraham Lincoln 

LIFESPAN: 56 years (1809 – 1865) 

TERM: 16th President (R) 1861 – 1865

 

HUMBLE - not arrogant, haughty or conceited; unpretentious and unassuming; modest, courteous, respectful, teachable, selfless. 

Humble leaders are able to genuinely relate to and empathize with ordinary people. They don’t consider themselves better or more important than others, and are able to easily acknowledge their own shortcomings and laugh at their blunders. Humble leaders realize they don’t have all the answers and they are willing to heed the advice and learn from the feedback of others.

“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”

 

“Don’t worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.”

 

“The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.”

 

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Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum

 

 

LOCATION: Springfield, IL

LIBRARY OPENED
October 14, 2004

MUSEUM OPENED
April 19, 2005

WEBSITEhttp://www.alplm.org

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