Lincoln Quotes

Aug 9, 2020
"At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide. . . . [T]here is, even now, something of ill‑omen amongst us. I mean the increasing disregard for law which pervades the country; . . . the worse than savage mobs . . . . Alike, they spring up among the pleasure hunting masters of Southern slaves, and the order loving citizens of the land of steady habits. Whatever, then, their cause may be, it is common to the whole country. . . . There is no grievance that is a fit object of redress by mob law."

A. Lincoln,Young Men's Lyceum Speech, Springfield, Ill., January 27, 1838.

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