There may sometimes be ungenerous attempts to keep a young man down; and they will succeed, too, if he allows his mind to be diverted from its true channel to brood over the attempted injury.
Other Abraham Lincoln quotes:
Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Don't worry when you are not recognized but strive to be worthy of recognition.
If you understand what you're doing, you're not learning anything.
Whatever you are, be a good one.
I will learn, the opportunity will come.
The hen is the wisest of all the animal creation, because she never cackles until the egg is laid.
If we magnified our successes as much as we magnify our disappointments, we'd all be much happier.
Anxiety beclouds the future.
I don't like that man. I must get to know him better.
A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man.