On one occasion Lincoln called at McClellan's home to consult him about a military matter. The general had gone to a reception.
Lincoln waited for a considerable time & finally the general returned. He walked down the hall & ascended the stairs to his bedroom, although word had been given him about his visitor.
After few minutes a second message was sent. Word came back that General McClellan had gone to bed.
Lincoln never spoke of that incident, but he did not call again on McClellan until the great crisis of September, 1862, when he went to McClellan's house & asked him to take charge of the defeated & disorganized army of the Potomac, which Lee had defeated in the second Battle of Bull Run.
When Lincoln's friends disagreed with him because of his toleration of the attitude of McClellan, Lincoln said, "Why, I would be willing to hold McClellan's horse, if only he will give victory to our army."
Paul said: “But I put no value on my life, if only at the end of it I may see the work complete which was given to me by the Lord Jesus...” (Acts 20:24, BBE)
“You can get almost everything accomplished if you don’t care who gets the credit.” - Ned Hay.