From “Lincoln 365,” by Arnold Kunst:
'I am exceedingly anxious that this Union, the Constitution, and the liberties of the people shall be perpetuated in accordance with the original idea for which that struggle [The Revolutionary War] was made, and I shall be most happy indeed if I shall be an humble instrument in the hands of the Almighty, and of this, his almost chosen people, for perpetuating the object of that great struggle.'
- Abraham Lincoln
'Man does not weave the web of life; he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.'