This is a world of compensation; and he who would be no slave must consent to have no slave. Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves, and, under a just God, cannot long retain it.
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Source Notes: Source: ABRAHAM LINCOLN, letter to H. L. Pierce and others, April 6, 1859.The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, ed. Roy P. Basler, vol. 3, p. 375 .
Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 April 15, 1865), sometimes called Abe Lincoln and nicknamed Honest Abe, the Rail Splitter, and the Great Emancipator, was the 16th President of the United States (1861 to 1865), and the first president from the Republican Party.