Saturday, February 4, 2012

The wisdom of Abraham Lincoln (part 2)

"I do not like the man. I must get to know him better."

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)
16th President of the United States

Why is it that so many quotes from Lincoln conjure up another quote from someone else?

Here's one that's related but is really a different point of view:

"Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer."

The source of this beauty is disputed. It sounds like something Sun-Tzu would have said but apparently he didn't. Machiavelli should have said it, but apparently he sort of did, but less elegantly, in his characteristic, more convoluted style……

I guess we all know Don Corleone said it best.

More wisdom from Old Abe

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