Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren’t very new after all.
Other Abraham Lincoln quotes:
Reputation is like fine china: Once broken it's very hard to repair.
If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.
I have always believed that a good laugh was good for both the mental and physical digestion.
I am a slow walker, but I never walk back.
A capacity, and taste, for reading, gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others. It is the key, or one of the keys, to the already solved problems. And not only so. It gives a relish, and facility, for successfully pursuing the unsolved ones.
Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.
Leave nothing for to-morrow which can be done to-day.
Every man is born an original, but sadly, most men die copies.
All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.
I will learn, the opportunity will come.