Lessons from Lincoln – Schoolhouse

“The school was a crude cabin barely high enough for the teacher to stand up in. There were no windows; a log had been left out at each side, and the opening covered with greased paper to let in the light. The floor and seats were made of split logs.

Lincoln said, ‘…The little advance I now have upon this store of education, I have picked up from time to time under the pressure of necessity.’

When he came across a passage that appealed especially to him, he would chalk it down on a board if he had no paper. Finally, he made a crude scrapbook. In this he wrote all his favorites, using a buzzard’s quill for a pen and pokeberry juice for ink. He carried the scrapbook with him and studied it until he could repeat many long poems and speeches by heart.”

“The Unknown Lincoln” – By Dale Carnegie

We think we have it rough if we attend a community college and live at home!

Abraham Lincoln never stopped learning.

I intend to do the same.


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