I do the very best I know how — the very best I can; and I mean to keep doing so until the end. If the end brings me out all right, what is said against me won’t amount to anything. If the end brings me out wrong, ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference.

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) American lawyer, politician, US President (1861-65)
(Attributed)

In Francis Carpenter, Six Months at the White House, ch. 68 (1866)
Added on 1-Feb-04 | Last updated 14-Mar-12
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