Thursday, February 12, 2009

Two Rebel Giants . . .

This is the bicentennial for Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin. They were both born on February 12, 1809, both loss their mother at an early age, both suffered the loss of three children, both compulsive scribblers and both died in the month of April.

Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was a U.S. politician, 16th President of the United States and first American president to be assassinated.

"all men are created equal" - Abraham Lincoln

"Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves; and, under a just God, can not long retain it." - Abraham Lincoln

"I am rather inclined to silence, and whether that be wise or not, it is at least more unusual nowadays to find a man who can hold his tongue than to find one who cannot." - Abraham Lincoln

"Leave nothing for tomorrow which can be done today." - Abraham Lincoln

Charles Robert Darwin (February 12, 1809 – April 19, 1882) was an English naturalist.  He is best known for his theories of evolution and natural selection.

"Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science." - Charles Darwin

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.” - Charles Darwin

“A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.” - Charles Darwin

Happy Birthday to two Rebel Giants!

Lincoln Photo Source (1)
Darwin Photo Source (1)

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