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Quotation by Abraham Lincoln
"A house divided against itself cannot stand." I believe this government cannot endure, permanently half slave and half free.
Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865), U.S. president. "A House Divided" speech at Springfield, Illinois, June 16, 1858. Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, vol. 2, p. 461, Rutgers University Press (1953, 1990).
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