Abraham Lincoln Quotes 51

Lincoln's supposed greeting, in 1862, to Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom's Cabin
Letter to Henry L Pierce and others (6 April 1859)
Both parties deprecated war, but one of them would make war rather than let the nation survive, and the other would accept war rather than let it perish, and the war came... Neither party expected for the war, the magnitude, or the duration, which it has already attained. Neither anticipated that the cause of the conflict might cease with, or even before, the conflict itself should cease. Each looked for an easier triumph, and a result less fundamental and astounding. Both read the same Bible, and pray to the same God; and each invokes His aid against the other. It may seem strange that any men should dare to ask a just God's assistance in wringing their bread from the sweat of other men's faces; but let us judge not that we be not judged. The prayers of both could not be answered; that of neither has been answered fully. The Almighty has his own purposes.
Second Inaugural Address (1865)
Abraham Lincoln
(12 February 1809 - 15 April 1865) was the 16th President of the United States and led the country during the American Civil War.
Nationality: American
Occupation: President
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