by Susan Quesada
There is a new Abraham Lincoln movie out right now. This table topics exercise is inspired by his quotes.
The person may draw a quote or the Table Topics Master may read the quote and assign it to a person. Each person is then asked:
What does this quote mean to you?
Quotes used in our exercise included…
- Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
- America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves
- In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.
- Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
- Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power
- Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.
- A house divided against itself cannot stand.
- Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.
- Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.