One Thing "Abe" Didn't Love

Lincoln admitted that he was not particularly energetic when it came to real hard work.

"My father," said he one day, "taught me how to work, but not to love it. I never did like to work, and I don't deny it. I'd rather read, tell stories, crack jokes, talk, laugh - anything but work."

From "Abe" Lincoln's Yarns and Stories, © 1901, Henry Neil

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