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Quotation by Abraham Lincoln
If he talks ambiguously—talks for his country with "buts" and "ifs" and "ands."
Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865), U.S. president. Letter to Erastus Corning and others, June 12, 1863. Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, vol. 6, p. 265, Rutgers University Press (1953, 1990).
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