Monday, January 19, 2009

A just and lasting peace.

"With malice towards none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations."

-final paragraph of the second inaugural address of Abraham Lincoln, 1865.

1 comment:

Zelmarific said...

I (Cellar Door) recently read a lot about Abraham Lincoln, and what an exceptional human being he was! He spent his whole life fighting slavery.