12 Things the 13th President of the United States Loved To Say

12 Things the 13th President of the United States Loved To Say

Abraham Lincoln was the 13th President of the United States, serving from March 4, 1861 until his death on April 15, 1865. He was responsible for leading the country through its most difficult time, during which it was split in two by warring factions. Here are 12 quotes that show how seriously he took his role as leader:

1) “If I could save the Union without freeing any slaves, I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some slaves and leaving others alone, I would also do that.”
2) “A house divided against itself cannot stand.”
3) “The moral of this story is this: You can’t help people if you don’t help them learn to help themselves.”
4) “I have no purpose other than to save the Union. And if I can save the Union without free labor – that is all I want to accomplish.”
5) “You can fool all of the people some of the time – and some of the people all of the time – but you can’t fool all of the people all of the time.”
6) “You can’t strengthen what you’re trying to destroy.”
7) “I am not a man who wants to be pushed. If anyone attempted to force me prematurely in any direction contrary to my wishes or judgment, I should resist with

example of leadership

Leadership is not a position; it is an approach. It is the habit of looking at problems from a new perspective, of seeking out new solutions, and of acting on what we find. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

1. “I never have hired anyone who was not better than he was supposed to be.”

2. “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause.” – Theodore Roosevelt

3. “The privilege of being a leader is not having people tell you what to do; it’s having people follow you because they believe in you.”

4. “A good leader leads by example – not by telling people what to do.”

5. “If you want people to follow you, walk behind them.”

6. “It does not matter how much talent someone has if he doesn’t have character.”

7. “Character is more important than intelligence.”

8. “You can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.”

leadership in the workplace

Leadership in the workplace is essential to success. The 13th president of the United States, George Washington, was a skilled leader and had many things to say on the topic. Here are 12 of his best quotes on leadership:

1. “The most important thing is to enjoy your work.”

2. “If you want to make your mark in this world, you must be able to work hard.”

3. “A good leader is not a person who takes orders but a person who inspires others to take action.”

4. “The great leaders of history have been able to move men and women to do what they never thought possible.”

5. “A good leader leads by example.”

6. “It is better to be feared than loved if one can achieve one’s objectives.”

7. “A good leader does not tell people what to do; he/she shows them how to do it.”

8. “People will follow a leader who shows them the way, rather than telling them the way and leaving them behind.”

9. “A good leader is not a autocrat but someone who leads by building consensus.”

10. “The first responsibility of a leader is to define the goal and then lead by example so that all members of the team can be inspired to achieve it.”

11. “When everyone on your team believes in what you’re doing, it makes it that much easier to accomplish your goals.”