Table Topics: Abraham Lincoln Theme

by Susan Quesada

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

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…

  1. Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
  2. America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves
  3. In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.
  4. Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
  5. Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power
  6. Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.
  7. A house divided against itself cannot stand.
  8. Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.
  9. Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.



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