Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough. Abraham Lincoln
The advice in this quote is needed more today than it was even in Lincoln’s time. Most of the people in Congress are, as Lincoln himself was, lawyers by trade. A few posts ago I lamented about how we need a true leader during these trying times. Lincoln was definitely a leader during even more trying times than we find ourselves in now. If only the members of congress would take to heart his words found here and compromise with their neighbors in congress we could get through these times. Take the “superior opportunity” given you for being a good man (or woman). There is time enough for the political bickering later. Let’s get to the business of the common good now…..