quote by Abraham Lincoln

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.

— Abraham Lincoln

Powerful Sharpen quotations

October 6, 1774 I met those of our society who had votes in the ensuing election, and advised them 1. To vote, without fee or reward, for the person they judged most worthy 2. To speak no evil of the person they voted against, and 3. To take care their spirits were not sharpened against those that voted on the other side.


Sharpen quote Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening
Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.

The first thing I do in the morning is brush my teeth and sharpen my tongue.

Sharpen quote  3 lessons to be learn from a Pencil.Pain always sharpens you!Everything you do
3 lessons to be learn from a Pencil.Pain always sharpens you!Everything you do leaves a mark!What's inside you is useful, not what's outside!
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Spend time with people who know how to use their days well.

Just as iron sharpens iron, positive people will inspire you to be positive.

It seems probable that once the machine thinking method had started, it would not take long to outstrip our feeble powers… They would be able to converse with each other to sharpen their wits. At some stage therefore, we should have to expect the machines to take control.

Do you know what breakfast cereal is made of? It's made of all those little curly wooden shavings you find in pencil sharpeners!


Sharpen quote The 7 habits of highly effective people.1. Be proactive. 2. Begin with the end i
The 7 habits of highly effective people.1. Be proactive. 2. Begin with the end in mind.3. Put first things first.4. Think win-win.5. Seek first to understand and then to be understood.6. Synergize. 7. Sharpen the saw.

This is bravery: using the challenge of daily life to sharpen our mind and open our heart.

The expectations of life depend upon diligence;

the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.

He that struggles with us strengthens our nerves, and sharpens our skill.

Our antagonist is our helper.

Reading aloud and talking about what we're reading sharpens children's brains.

It helps develop their ability to concentrate at length, to solve problems logically, and to express themselves more easily and clearly.

Great literature should do some good to the reader: must quicken his perception though dull, and sharpen his discrimination though blunt, and mellow the rawness of his personal opinions.


Habit 1: Be Proactive Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind Habit 3: Put First Things First Habit 4: Think Win/Win Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood Habit 6: Synergize Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw

The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism.

A lot of songs you write are just for exercise - just pencil sharpeners.

Every wise workman takes his tools away from the work from time to time that they may be ground and sharpened; so does the only-wise Jehovah take his ministers oftentimes away into darkness and loneliness and trouble, that he may sharpen and prepare them for harder work in his service.

If you want people to perform better, you reward them, right? Bonuses, commissions, their own reality show. Incentivize them. [...] But that's not happening here. You've got an incentive designed to sharpen thinking and accelerate creativity, and it does just the opposite. It dulls thinking and blocks creativity.


During the time of Atlantis, members of the Mystery Schools discovered and developed specific concentration exercises that they found would radically increase and sharpen their innate psychic abilities.

I teach: when pain is there, use it as awareness, as meditation, as a sharpening of the soul. And when pleasure is there, then use it as a drowning, as a forgetfulness. Both are ways to reach God. One is to remember yourself totally, and one is to forget yourself, totally.

Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill. Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt.

Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill. Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt.

Nothing quenches the thirst like a wheat beer, or sharpens the appetite like an India pale ale. Nothing goes as well with seafood as a dry porter or stout, or accompanies chocolate like an imperial stout. Nothing soothes like a barleywine. These are just a few of the specialty styles of beer.


Promiscuity in men may cheapen love but sharpen thought.

Promiscuity in women is illness, a leakage of identity.

Time to leave now, get out of this room, go somewhere, anywhere;

sharpen this feeling of happiness and freedom, stretch your limbs, fill your eyes, be awake, wider awake, vividly awake in every sense and every pore.

If I wish to compose or write or pray or preach well, I must be angry.

Then all the blood in my veins is stirred, and my understanding is sharpened.

‎The party that leans upon the workers but serves the bourgeoisie, in the period of the greatest sharpening of the class struggle, cannot but sense the smells wafted from the waiting grave.

Math is like going to the gym for your brain. It sharpens your mind.


As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.

People need trouble -- a little frustration to sharpen the spirit on, toughen it. Artists do; I don't mean you need to live in a rat hole or gutter, but you have to learn fortitude, endurance. Only vegetables are happy.

Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill.

Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt. Chase after money and security and your heart will never unclench. Care about people's approval and you will be their prisoner. Do your work, then step back. The only path to serenity.

We need to sharpen our focus & live to the point just like a pencil.

We must never be too busy to take time to sharpen the saw.


In cooperative learning, you have a purposeful, meaningful, and authentic context in which children can sharpen their communicative skills.

The broad effects which can be obtained by punishment in man and beast, are the increase of fear, the sharpening of the sense of cunning, the mastery of the desires; so it is that punishment tames man, but does not make him "better.".

Writing is another powerful way to sharpen the mental saw.

Keeping a journal of our thoughts, experiences, insights, and learnings promotes mental clarity, exactness, and context.

The poet, the artist, the sleuth, whoever sharpens our perception tends to antisocial; rarely 'well adjusted,' he cannot go along with currents and trends.