728 – “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.”

–Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States of America

Quote Number:  458

Source: Lincoln, Abraham. “The Perpetuation of Our Political Institutions.” Speech. The Young Men’s Lyceum, Springfield, Illinois. January 27, 1837. Online Here.

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