Abraham Lincoln (1809 – 1865)

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States. He got a personality within him that sets him apart to other presidents. He is the only president with a beard, and a person who loves hat, a fashion statement he was forever remembered with. He gave birth to quotes full of wisdom we recognize until today.

And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.

Inside Abraham’s head

Abraham was never a fan of status quo. He was man who has his own beliefs, a man who doesn’t conform his thinking based on external factors, and a man who knows what are the things worth fighting for. Abraham proved that you can be anything you want to be even without a degree. He practiced law despite that the didn’t have the degree. He was a man who know what we wanted. He tragically failed on his previous attempt to be a politician. He run for the Senate and lost twice but he didn’t know when to stop till he ran for president, fortunately, he won.

Abraham as a president

Abraham was the first president who felt that women has the right to vote. He was into equality and hates discrimination. He saw the status of the slaves at the time, it was difficult to do anything for them because there was such a strong culture of racism. By passing a law that can put an end to slavery, it will surely will divide a nation; however, Abraham still continued to pass it anyway. As a president, he hates inequality among his people. It may have something to do with his childhood. He was the second child, losing his parents at early stage of life is difficult.  He work odd jobs to get by, he noticed how the treatment is different if you work as contractor. No wonder why he know right away what are the black are going through. He was the kind of president that you will surely follow. He question status quo and a president who will not compromise his belief due to public demand. He knew what was the right thing to do, so despite the sacrifices, he will get it done. He was a president full of compassion, he possessed good qualities that makes him deserving to be a king of this website. Take time to meditate on his words:

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.