Monday, March 26, 2012

A Timely Quote From the Land of Lincoln


And in the end,
it's not the years in your life that count.

It's the life in your years.

Abraham Lincoln

7 comments:

Mrs. S. said...

Lincoln definitely put a lot in the years that he had.

North said...

The beginning line, when I read it in my head, set itself to music. The Beatles line played out: "In the end the love you take is equal to the love you make"

That may have worked for the men from Liverpool, but not me. Mine cannot be just equal. I feel strongly that I have to give more love than I take. That I have to, as a gentleman, provide more, than is provided for me. I will hold you up high to reach the better fruit. I will place you first.

That, then, is why I will have more life in my years.

Brigid said...

Mrs. S. - Yes, whether one agrees with every decision he made, he gave it his all and he held strong, his own values.

North - Mrs. North is blessed, but I'm sure she knows that.

Keads said...

Indeed. What a wonderful quote! I try to rise above the mundane existence of work and routine tasks. I do that now by traveling and learning more about the art and science of shooting. A plus is meeting new people with the same penchant.

And of course being here.

Brigid said...

JB - re your comment not for publishing. Thanks for the info on the threshers activities. I go to at least two a year, more if I can. Love the old equipment. Best to you and yours.

Cond0010 said...

"I feel strongly that I have to give more love than I take. That I have to, as a gentleman, provide more, than is provided for me. I will hold you up high to reach the better fruit. I will place you first."

That was beautiful, North. A true pillar of society.

J.R.Shirley said...

Yeah. Reminds me of Yeats:

A lonely impulse of delight
Drove to this tumult in the clouds;
I balanced all, brought all to mind,
The years to come seemed waste of breath,
A waste of breath the years behind