I am not at all concerned about that, for I know that the Lord is always on the side of the right; but, it is my constant anxiety and prayer that I, and this nation, should be on the Lord’s side.

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) American lawyer, politician, US President (1861-65)
(Attributed) (1862)

Reply to a clergyman who said he hoped the Lord was on our side.  In  Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House with Abraham Lincoln, p. 282 (1867).  In some places cited as 1864.

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