Quotation by Abraham Lincoln

I certainly know that if the war fails, the administration fails, and that I will be blamed for it, whether I deserve it or not. And I ought to be blamed, if I could do better. You think I could do better; therefore you blame me already. I think I could not do better; therefore I blame you for blaming me.
Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865), U.S. president. letter to Carl Schurz, Nov. 24, 1862. Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, vol. 5, p. 509, Rutgers University Press (1953, 1990).
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