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I walk slowly, but I never walk backward.Lincoln, Abraham
Source: Attributed to ABRAHAM LINCOLN.Representative Everett M. Dirksen, remarks in the House, September 18, 1941, Congressional Record, vol. 87, p. 7479. Unverified in The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, ed. Roy P. Basler .He may have been paraphrasing this: I hope to stand firm enough to not go backward, and yet not go forward fast enough to wreck the countrys cause.President Lincoln, letter to Zachariah Chandler, November 20, 1863.Collected Works, vol. 7, p. 24. · This quote is about progress · Search on Google Books to find all references and sources for this quotation.
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