We here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not vanish from this earth.

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) American lawyer, politician, US President (1861-65)
“Gettysburg Address,” closing words (19 Nov 1863)
Added on 25-May-09 | Last updated 22-May-09
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