Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Abraham Lincoln (180965)
The dogmas of the quiet past, are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country.
President ABRAHAM LINCOLN, annual message to Congress, December 1, 1862.The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, ed. Roy P. Basler, vol. 5, p. 537 (1953).
This passage was quoted in the preamble to the 1968 Republican party platform.