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Abraham Lincoln

  Abraham Lincoln letter to dispirited cadet at West Point: “Allow me to assure you, it is a perfect certainty that you will very soon feel better, quite happy, if you will only stick to the Resolution you have taken to procure a military education. I am older...

Shameless Persistence

One day Jesus’s disciples asked him how to pray—which is hilarious when you think about it: they were talking with Jesus (aka God) asking him, ‘How should we talk with you?’ Remarkably, Jesus gives them the lay of land. Here’s how it works, fellas: be stubborn,...