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At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.Lincoln, Abraham
Source: President ABRAHAM LINCOLN, address before the Young Mens Lyceum, Springfield, Illinois, January 27, 1838.The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, ed. Roy P. Basler, vol. 1, p. 109 .See also No. 334. · This quote is about uncategorised · Search on Google Books to find all references and sources for this quotation.
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