From “Lincoln 365,” by Arnold Kunst:
Following Lincoln’s loss in the senate race against Stephen Douglas in 1858 he said, 'I am glad I made the late race. It gave me a hearing on the great and durable questions of the age, which I could have had in no other way; and though I now sink out of view, and shall be forgotten, I believe I have made some marks which will tell for the cause of civil liberty long after I am gone.'
‘We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.’
- E. M. Forester