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Illustration of Perseverance

The value of courage, persistence, and perseverance has rarely been illustrated more convincingly than in the life story of this man (his age appears in the column on the right):

Failed in business22
Ran for Legislature—defeated23
Again failed in business 24
Elected to Legislature25
Sweetheart died26
Had a nervous breakdown 27
Defeated for Speaker29
Defeated for Elector31
Defeated for Congress34
Elected to Congress37
Defeated for Congress39
Defeated for Senate46
Defeated for Vice President47
Defeated for Senate49
Elected President of the United States 51

That’s the record of Abraham Lincoln.

Bits and Pieces, July, 1989

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