John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.
(continued) Abraham Lincoln. (18091865) 6668
Let us have faith that right makes might; and in that faith let us to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.
Address, Cooper Union, New York City, Feb. 27, 1860. 6669
Why should there not be a patient confidence in the ultimate justice of the people? Is there any better or equal hope in the world?
First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1861. 6670
In giving freedom to the slave we assure freedom to the free,honorable alike in what we give and what we preserve.
Second Annual Message to Congress, Dec. 1, 1862. 6671
I shall try to correct errors when shown to be errors, and I shall adopt new views so fast as they shall appear to be true views.
Letter to Horace Greeley, Aug. 22, 1862. 6672
Beware of rashness, but with energy and sleepless vigilance go forward and give us victories.
Letter to Major-General Joseph Hooker, Jan. 25, 1863. 6673
That this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth. 1
Speech at Gettysburg, Nov. 19, 1863. 6674
It is not best to swap horses while crossing the river.
Reply to National Union League, June 9, 1864. 6675
The Almighty has his own purposes.
Second Inaugural Address, March 4, 1865. 6676 Fondly do we hope, fervently do we pray, that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away. Yet, if God wills that it continue until all the wealth piled by the bondmans two-hundred and fifty years of unrequited toil shall be sunk, and until every drop of blood drawn with the lash shall be paid by another drawn with the