Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Abraham Lincoln (180965)
What has once happened, will invariably happen again, when the same circumstances which combined to produce it, shall again combine in the same way.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN, speech on the sub-Treasury, in the hall of the House of Representatives, Springfield, Illinois, December 26, 1839.The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, ed. Roy P. Basler, vol. 1, p. 165 (1953).