PORTRAIT OF AN ACHIEVER
Failed in Business ---Bankruptcy, 1831
Defeated for Legislature, 1832
Sweetheart/Fiancee Dies, 1835
Nervous Breakdown, 1836
Defeated in Election, 1836
Defeated for U,S, Congress, 1843
Defeated again for U, S, Congress 1846
Defeated once again for U,S, Congress 1848
Defeated for U.S. Senate, 1855
Defeated for Vice President, 1856
Defeated again for U.S. Senate, 1858
Elected President of the U. S. A. 1860 http://www.biography.com/people/abraham-lincoln-9382540#synopsis
"You can not fail.....unless you quit!"
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