When you get discouraged, consider this fellow … who dropped out of grade school, ran a country store … went broke. Took 15 years to pay off his bills. Ran for House…lost, twice. Ran for Senate…lost, twice. Had an unhappy marriage. Delivered a speech which became a classic, though the audience was indifferent. Despite this, imagine, how many people all around the world have been inspired by this awkward, rumpled, brooding man, our 16th President, who signed his name … A. Lincoln.