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In 1862, Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act,
by Peter Agre

In 1862, Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act,
a bill opening one half million square miles of territory
in the western United States for settlement.
- Peter Agre

Following my junior year in high school,
I went on a camping trip through Russia in a group led by Horst Momber,
a young language teacher from Roosevelt.
- Peter Agre

The long, cold Minnesota winters instilled in me a
fascination for exotic far off places;
I aspired toward a career in tropical diseases and world health problems.
- Peter Agre

It is a remarkable honor to receive a Nobel Prize,
because it not only recognizes discoveries,
but also their usefulness to the advancement of fundamental science.
- Peter Agre

 

My brother Jim and I spent many wonderful summers working
on dairy farms in Wisconsin owned by Mom's cousins,
and as members of our local Boy Scout troop.
- Peter Agre

Our lab had always refrained from keeping our studies secret.
- Peter Agre

Johns Hopkins introduced me to two defining events in my life:
commitment to biomedical research and meeting my future wife,
Mary.
- Peter Agre

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The Department of Cell Biology at Johns Hopkins was
founded and directed by Tom Pollard,
an engaging young scientist with remarkable energy and enthusiasm.
- Peter Agre

We always had lutefisk for Christmas dinner,
after which Dad read from the Norwegian Bible.
- Peter Agre

My goal was to develop into an independent research
scientist studying clinical problems at the laboratory bench,
but I felt that postgraduate residency training in
internal medicine was necessary.
- Peter Agre

As early as the autumn of 1862, I was made very happy by being sent to school.
- John Sergeant Wise

In conformity with these designs on the city of Washington,
and notwithstanding the disastrous results of the invasion of 1862,
it was determined by the Rebel government last summer
to resume the offensive in that direction.
- Edward Everett

Appreciate again and again, freshly and naively,
the basic goods of life, with awe,
pleasure, wonder and even ecstasy,
however stale these experiences may have become to others.
- Abraham Maslow

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

Am I not destroying my enemies
when I make friends of them?
- Abraham Lincoln

Dispassionate objectivity is itself a passion,
for the real and for the truth.
- Abraham Maslow

Give me six hours to chop down a tree
and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
- Abraham Lincoln

I want it said of me by those who knew me best,
that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower
where I thought a flower would grow.
- Abraham Lincoln

I walk slowly, but I never walk backward.
- Abraham Lincoln

My great concern is not whether you have failed,
but whether you are content with your failure.
- Abraham Lincoln

To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.
- Abraham Lincoln

Important principles may, and must, be inflexible.
- Abraham Lincoln

I don't know who my grandfather was;
I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.
- Abraham Lincoln

Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
- Abraham Lincoln

The probability that we may fail
in the struggle ought not to deter us
from the support of a cause we believe to be just.
- Abraham Lincoln

People are just as happy
as they make up their minds to be.
- Abraham Lincoln

I do the very best I know how -
the very best I can;
and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.
- Abraham Lincoln

The best way to destroy an enemy
is to make him a friend.
- Abraham Lincoln

What is necessary to change a person is
to change his awareness of himself.
- Abraham Maslow

Don't worry when you are not recognized,
but strive to be worthy of recognition.
- Abraham Lincoln

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

A house divided against itself cannot stand.
- Abraham Lincoln

If we could first know where we are,
and whither we are tending,
we could then better judge what to do,
and how to do it.
- Abraham Lincoln

We should be too big to take offense
and too noble to give it.
- Abraham Lincoln

I never had a policy;
I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
- Abraham Lincoln

Well-being is making its way to you at all times.
If you will relax and find a way to allow it,
it will be your experience.
- Abraham (Esther Hicks)

You cannot build character and courage by
taking away a man's initiative and independence.
- Abraham Lincoln

When I am getting ready to reason with a man,
I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself
and what I am going to say
and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.
- Abraham Lincoln

If you look for the bad in people
expecting to find it, you surely will.
- Abraham Lincoln

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed
is more important than any other one thing.
- Abraham Lincoln

No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.
- Abraham Lincoln

You can fool all the people some of the time,
and some of the people all the time,
but you cannot fool all the people all the time.
- Abraham Lincoln (sometimes attributed to P. T. Barnum)

Most folks are about as happy as they make their minds up to be.
- Abraham Lincoln

You have to do your own growing
no matter how tall your grandfather was.
- Abraham Lincoln

You cannot escape the responsibility
of tomorrow by evading it today.
- Abraham Lincoln

I'm a slow walker, but I never walk backward.
- Abraham Lincoln

That some achieve great success,
is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.
- Abraham Lincoln

If I had eight hours to chop down a tree,
I'd spend six hours sharpening my ax.
- Abraham Lincoln

Whatever you are, be a good one.
- Abraham Lincoln

Die when I may, I want it said by those who knew me best
that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower
where I thought a flower would grow.
- Abraham Lincoln

Let's have faith that right makes might;
and in that faith let us, to the end,
dare to do our duty as we understand it.
- Abraham Lincoln

When I do good, I feel good.
When I do bad, I feel bad.
That's my religion.
- Abraham Lincoln

If there is anything that a man can do well,
I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
- Abraham Lincoln

I don't like that man.
I must get to know him better.
- Abraham Lincoln

A friend is one who has the same enemies as you have.
- Abraham Lincoln

I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.
- Abraham Lincoln

You can have anything you want -
if you want it badly enough.
You can be anything you want to be,
do anything you set out to accomplish
if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.
- Abraham Lincoln

The ability to be in the present moment
is a major component of mental wellness.
- Abraham Maslow

Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another,
but let him work diligently and build one for himself,
thus by example assuring that his own
shall be safe from violence when built.
- Abraham Lincoln

If the only tool you have is a hammer,
you tend to see every problem as a nail.
- Abraham Maslow

All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.
- Abraham Lincoln

I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true.
I am not bound to succeed,
but I am bound to live by the light that I have.
I must stand with anybody that stands right,
and stand with him while he is right,
and part with him when he goes wrong.
- Abraham Lincoln

I have always found that mercy bears
richer fruits than strict justice.
- Abraham Lincoln

Stand with anybody that stands right,
stand with him while he is right
and part with him when he goes wrong.
- Abraham Lincoln

In great contests, each party claims to act
in accordance with the will of God.
Both may be, and one must be wrong.
- Abraham Lincoln

If your only tool is a hammer,
you tend to see every problem as a nail.
- Abraham Maslow

If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens,
you can never regain their respect and esteem.
It is true that you may fool all of the people some of the time;
you can even fool some of the people all of the time;
but you can't fool all of the people all of the time.
- Abraham Lincoln

Every one desires to live long,
but no one would be old.
- Abraham Lincoln

When you have got an elephant by the hind legs
and he is trying to run away, it's best to let him run.
- Abraham Lincoln

Common looking people are the best in the world:
that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
- Abraham Lincoln

Books serve to show a man
that those original thoughts of his
aren't very new at all.
- Abraham Lincoln


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