Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Never Give Up

* In 1832, he was a 22-year old business failure.

* That same year he ran for the legislature and was defeated.

* In 1833, he was a business failure once again.

* In 1836, he was said to have suffered a nervous breakdown.

* In 1838, he lost in an effort to become Speaker of the House
in the State Legislature.

* Five years later, he ran for Congress--again it was in vain.

* In 1846, he ran for Congress and won
--- only to lose his re-election bid in 1848.

* He ran for the Senate in 1854, and lost.

* He ran for the Vice-presidential nomination in 1856, and lost that too.

* In 1860, he became the 16th President of the United States.

* Honest Abraham Lincoln