Can you complete these famous historical quotes?

By: J.P. Naomi
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Whether you need some inspiration, or perhaps a wall hanging, history teaches us great lessons through memorable quotes. Think you have what it takes to complete these famous quotes?

Abraham Lincoln once said, "If you want to test a man's character, give him _______."

Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809, on Sinking Spring Farm near Hodgenville, Kentucky. He died at the age of 56 by assassination at Petersen House in Washington, DC.

"Well done is better than well _______," said Benjamin Franklin.

Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17, 1706 in Boston, Massachusetts. He died at the age of 84 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

"It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad ______." - George Washington

George Washington was born on February 22, 1732 in present-day Virginia. He died at the age of 67 in Mount Vernon, Virginia.

"Without struggle, there can be no __________." - Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass was born in 1818 in Maryland and died of a heart attack at the age of 77 in 1895. He was born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey.

"The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young __________ everything." - Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde was born on October 16, 1854 in Dublin, Ireland. He died at the age of 56 in 1900 in Paris, France.

"_______ and carry a big stick." - Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt was the 26th President of the United States. He was born on October 27, 1858 in New York City.

Winston Churchill once said, "History will be kind to me; for I intend to __________."

Sir Winston Churchill was born on November 30, 1874 in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom. He died from a stroke at the age of 90 in 1965.

Thank you, Albert Einstein, for reminding us that, "In the middle of difficulty lies ____________."

Born in Germany on March 14, 1879, Albert Einstein became a citizen of the United States in 1940. He died in New Jersey on April 18, 1955.

"Ask not what your country can _______, but what you can do for your country." - John F. Kennedy

John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917 in Brookline, Massachusetts. He died by assassination on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas, at the age of 46.

"Never ruin an apology with _________." - Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin served as the sixth president of Pennsylvania. Prior to that, he served as the United States Minister to France and the United States Minister to Sweden.

"I walk _______, but I never walk backward." - Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln was elected the 16th President of the united States. Prior to that, he was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Illinois's 7th district.

Anne Frank said, "I don't think of all the misery, but of the _______ that remains."

Annelies Marie Frank was born on June 12, 1929 in Frankfurt, Germany. She died in 1945 at the age of 15 in Bergen-Belsen concentration camp during the Holocaust.

Muhammad Ali once said, "The man who has no imagination has no _______."

Born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. on January 17, 1942, Muhammad Ali is also known as The Greatest; The People's Champion; The Louisville Lip; and The King of Boxing.

Maya Angelou reminded us that, "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget ____________."

Marguerite Annie Johnson was born on April 4, 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri. She died at the age of 86 on May 28, 2014.

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about __________." - Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. was born Michael King Jr. on January 15, 1929. He died at the age of 39 on April 4, 1968, after he was shot in Memphis, Tennessee.

"Most folks are about as happy as they make up their ________ to be." - Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln's face is one of the four faces carved into the granite of Mount Rushmore. The other three presidents are George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Theodore Roosevelt.

Thank you, Nelson Mandela, for reminding us that "_________ is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."

Nelson Mandela was the first President of South Africa. He served in office from 1994 - 1999.

C.S. Lewis once said, "_________ is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching."

Clive Staples Lewis was born on November 29, 1898 in Belfast, Ireland. He died in 1963 in Oxford, England, at the age of 64.

Thomas Jefferson once said, "When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and _______."

Thomas Jefferson served as the third President of the United States from 1801 - 1809. He was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence.

"Ever tried. Ever failed. No Matter. Try again. Fail again. ________." - Samuel Beckett

Samuel Beckett was born on April 13, 1906 in Dublin, Ireland. His pen name was Andrew Belis.

"When your work speaks for itself, ___________." - Henry Kaiser

Henry Kaiser was an industrialist and shipbuilder born in 1882 in New York. He died at the age of 85 in Hawaii in 1967.

"If you are going through hell, ________." - Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1951 - 1955. He was a graduate of Royal Military College, Sandhurst.

"The best thing about _______ is that it comes one day at a time." - Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln is well known for his Gettysburg Address. Its memorable opening line is, "Four score and seven years ago..."

Good advice, Warren Zevon, "I'll sleep when I'm ________."

Warren William Zevon was an American rock singer-songwriter and musician. He was born in 1947 and died at the age of 56 in Los Angeles, California.

Mark Twain once said, "Never put off till tomorrow, what you can do ________."

Though Mark Twain is most often referenced with this quote, he is said to have referenced Benjamin Franklin when he said this.

"Those that fail to learn from history, are doomed to ________." - Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill was married to Clementine Hozier in 1908. They had five children named Diana, Randolph, Sarah, Marigold and Mary.

Thank you, Mary Poppins, for reminding us that "Anything can happen if you _______."

The Mary Poppins books were written by P.L. Travers and illustrated by Mary Shephard. They were published from 1934 until 1988.

Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "Faith is taking the first step when you don't see _____________."

Martin Luther King Jr. was the first President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. He held the office from 1957 until his death in 1968. He was shot and killed by James Earl Ray.

"I destroy my enemy when I make him ______." - Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln was married to Mary Todd. They had four boys: Robert, Edward, Willie and Tad.

Leonardo da Vinci once said, "Simplicity is the ultimate __________."

Leonardo da Vinci was an Italian Renaissance polymath. He is best known for his works: Mona Lisa, The Last Supper and Lady with an Ermine.

"A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his _________." - Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde was a graduate of Trinity College in Dublin as well as Magdalen College in Oxford.

"I am thankful to those who __________. It is because of them I did it myself." - Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein was married twice, first to Mileva Maric and then to Elsa Lowenthal. He received a Novel Prize in Physics in 1921.

John F. Kennedy reminded us, "One person can make a difference, and everyone should ______."

Known by his initials JFK, John F. Kennedy was married to Jacqueline Lee Kennedy Onassis. After JFK's death in 1963, she remarried in 1968 to Aristotle Onassis.

"_______ is the art of making a point without making an enemy." - Isaac Newton

Sir Isaac Newton was born on December 25, 1642 in England. He is remembered for Newtonian mechanics, universal gravitation and calculus.

"The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in ____________." - Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela died at the age of 95 on December 5, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa. He was a member of the African National Congress.

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