The probability that we may fall in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just; it shall not deter me.
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Source Notes: "Speech on the Sub-Treasury" (26 December 1839), Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, ed. Roy Prentice Basler (1953, 1990).
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.
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