Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Abraham Lincoln (180965)
Honor to the Soldier, and Sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his countrys cause. Honor also to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field, and serves, as he best can, the same causehonor to him, only less than to him, who braves, for the common good, the storms of heaven and the storms of battle.
President ABRAHAM LINCOLN, letter to George Opdyke and others, December 2, 1863.The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, ed. Roy P. Basler, vol. 7, p. 32 (1953).