It was a time when a man with a policy would have been fatal to the country. I have never had a policy; I have simply tried to do what seemed best each day as each day came.

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) American lawyer, politician, US President (1861-65)
Remark to John M. Palmer

In Emanuel Hertz, ed., Lincoln Talks: A Biography in Anecdote, "Father Abraham" (1939)
Added on 27-Jan-12 | Last updated 27-Jan-12
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