And in the end it's not the years in your life that count; it's the life in your years.  —Abraham Lincoln

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


16th U.S. President


Sharyn from Salem, NJ SEPTEMBER 10, 2016
This is the truest thing I've ever read. It doesn't matter how long you live ... what matters is what you do while you're alive and what you leave behind when you're gone.

David SEPTEMBER 4, 2016
Beautiful quote! Reminds me of Seneca's book on the Shortness of Life. A great message, thanks.

William from Washington state SEPTEMBER 2, 2016
Look what he did with his 56 years on this planet.

Joc from Australia  SEPTEMBER 1, 2016
Thankyou it was very inspiring

Madeline from Florida  SEPTEMBER 1, 2016
Thank you for this quote

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