Be Courageous and Determined
November 2, 1998
Never Give Up
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Scott deGuzman --- California
- In 1832, he was a 22-year old business failure.
- That same year he ran for the legislature and was defeated.
- In 1833, he was a business failure once again.
- In 1836, he was said to have suffered a nervous breakdown.
- In 1838, he lost in an effort to become Speaker of the House
in the State Legislature.
- Five years later, he ran for Congress--again it was in vain.
- In 1846, he ran for Congress and won
--- only to lose his re-election bid in 1848.
- He ran for the Senate in 1854, and lost.
- He ran for the Vice-presidential nomination in 1856, and lost that too.
- In 1860, he became the 16th President of the United States.
- Honest Abe Lincoln
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