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Abraham Lincoln's 3 Lessons For College Students

02/21/2011 10:52 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

In 1858, Abraham Lincoln was asked to walk through one of the buildings of a local college to get to the platform where he would debate Stephen Douglas. "Well at last," he said, as he stepped onto the platform in front of a cheering crowd, "I have successfully passed through college!" Lincoln received only a few years of primary education, yet he still became one of the most successful lawyers in the United States, and one of our most revered and inspiring Presidents. What does his story teach modern-day college students?

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