A Parent's View

b_200_0_16777215_00_images_blogimages_photo.jpgYesterday we observed Lincoln’s birthday and today is his day. I decided to look up quotations by our 16th U.S. President and, as one might suspect, he is very quotable with pages of wit and wisdom. Here are just a few of my favorites:

“How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn’t make it a leg.”
― Abraham Lincoln

As simple as this may sound, a student must think critically about this so they don’t default to believing what they’re told – like a tail is a leg!

“When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.”
― Abraham Lincoln

Now that’s stick-to-itiveness!

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”
― Abraham Lincoln

That sounds to me like an attentive man.

“I do the very best I know how, the very best I can, and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.”
― Abraham Lincoln

And this perhaps is autonomy?

“Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality.”
― Abraham Lincoln

President Lincoln is revered for his great courage to commit to what was right.


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