If I care to listen to every criticism, let alone act on them, then this shop may as well be closed for all other businesses. I have learned to do my best, and if the end result is good then I do not care for any criticism, but if the end result is not good, then even the praise of ten angels would not make the difference.
More Quotes from Abraham Lincoln:There is no grievance that is a fit object of redress by mob law.
In great contests each party claims to act in accordance with the will of God. Both may be, and one must be wrong.
Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Suspicions which may be unjust need not be stated.
Neither anticipated that the cause of the conflict slavery might cease with, or even before, the conflict itself should cease. Each looked for an easier triumph, and a result less fundamental and astounding. Both read the same Bible, and pray to the same God and each invokes His aid against the other. It may seem strange that any men should dare to ask a just God's assistance in wringing their bread from the sweat of other men's faces but let us judge not that we be not judged. The prayers of both could not be answered that of neither has
A majority held in restraint by constitutional checks and limitations, and always changing easily with deliberate changes of popular opinions and sentiments, is the only true sovereign of a free people
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I think I am basically a happy person.
Are there memories left that are safe from the clutches of phony anniversaries?
Pope Paul VI
There are various sorts of curiosity; one is from interest, which makes us desire to know that which may be useful to us; and the other, from pride which comes from the wish to know what others are ignorant of.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld