The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country.
Annual Message to Congress (1 Dec 1862)
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For of those to whom much is given, much is required. And when at some future date the high court of history sits in judgment on each of us…