It’s a rare person who doesn’t get discouraged. Perseverance is defined as a continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure, or opposition.

The value of courage, persistence, and perseverance has rarely been illustrated more convincingly than in the life story of this man.

Failed in business 22
Ran for legislature – defeated 23
Again failed in business
Elected to legislature 25
Sweetheart died 26
Had a nervous breakdown 27
Defeated for Speaker 29
Defeated for Elector 31
Defeated for Congress 34
Elected to Congress 37
Defeated for Congress 39
Defeated for Senate 46
Defeated for Vice President 47
Defeated for Senate 49
Elected President of the United States 51
That’s the record of Abraham Lincoln.