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Abraham Lincoln
Pride in Work
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Every man is proud of what he does well; and no man is proud
of what he does not do well. With the former, his heart is in his
work; and he will do twice as much of it with less fatigue. The
latter performs a little imperfectly, looks at it in disgust, turns
from it, and imagines himself exceedingly tired. The little he has
done, comes to nothing, for want of finishing.

(Address before the Wisconsin State Agricultural Society,
September 30, 1859)

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