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A Conversation With Abraham Lincoln


Every man is proud of what he does well;
and no man is proud of what he does not do well.
With the former, his heart is in his work; and he will
do twice as much of it with less fatigue.
The latter performs a little imperfectly,
looks at it in disgust, turns from it, and imagines himself
exceedingly tired.
The little he has done, comes to nothing, for want of finishing.

Abraham Lincoln.



When a man is led to believe,
that the pride in the work that he thought was done well,
is undermined by himself, or others, for lack of instruction,
where such instruction would not be rebuffed.
Then those whom could so instruct are just as responsible
for the want of his finish.

For when his heart is in his work and he seemed tireless in
the pursuit of it's perfection,
while knowing full well that nothing is perfect,
when if fortunate enough.
Then his efforts should at the very least be perceived as his willingness to bring himself up from his past failures

For nothing eles,
From a man or a woman, should any so ask.

Copyright © James McLain

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