Take his remark, “Things may come to those who wait. But only the things left by those who hustle.”
It’s clever, it’s short, and it shows that idle folks have everything to lose.
The four quotes I’ve selected get at the heart of Lincoln’s wisdom and also his ability to say a lot without saying much. We can learn from Lincoln’s ideas and from his economy with words.
4 Lincoln Quotes Every Leader Should Know
1. I’m a slow walker, but I never walk back.
2. Whatever you are, be a good one.
3. I fear explanations explanatory of things explained.
4. Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?