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Subj:    Never Give Up
          From: Joke-Of-The-Day-Mail.com
          on 12/4/2006

In 1832, he was a 22-year old business failure. 

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What Saith The Scriptures
That same year he ran for the legislature and was defeated. 
In 1833, he was a business failure once again. 
In 1836, he was said to have suffered a nervous breakdown. 
In 1838, he lost in an effort to become Speaker of the House
   in the State Legislature. 
Five years later, he ran for Congress -- again it was in vain. 
In 1846, he ran for Congress and won --
   only to lose his re-election bid in 1848. 
He ran for the Senate in 1854, and lost. 
He ran for the Vice-presidential nomination in 1856,
   and lost that too. 
In 1860, he became the 16th President of the United States. 
Honest Abe Lincoln

See 'Quotes By Abe Lincoln' in Thoughts-Learned-Supp
.....for all other Lincoln references.
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