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We cannot ask a man what he will do, and if we should, and he should answer us, we should despise him for it. Therefore we must take a man whose opinions are known.Lincoln, Abraham
Source: President ABRAHAM LINCOLN, in conversation with George Sewall Boutwell concerning the nomination of Salmon P. Chase to the U.S. Supreme Court, reported by Boutwell in his Reminiscences of Sixty Years in Public Affairs, vol. 2, p. 29 . · This quote is about uncategorised · Search on Google Books to find all references and sources for this quotation.
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