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A Quote from Abraham Lincoln

I want this said at my funeral:

"In this sad world of ours, sorrow comes to all... Perfect relief is not possible, except with time. You cannot now realize that you will ever feel better... And yet this is a mistake. You are sure to be happy again."

~ Abraham Lincoln ~

Coming from a man who had serious bouts of clinical depression, these are powerful words.

Current Mood: contemplativeawed

Wow, thanks. I just looked up the full thing, from a letter of condolence he wrote to a young person who had lost his/her mother.

That is so beautiful. Somehow it reminded me of my favorite quote from Nicholas Nickleby (the movie, at least):

"In every life, no matter how full or empty his purse, there is tragedy. It's the one promise life always fulfills. Thus, happiness is a gift, and the trick is not to expect it, but to delight in it when it comes, and to add to other people's store of it."

Thank you for posting this. He had a great deal of insight on matters well beyond the White House.