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Quotation by Abraham Lincoln
In law it is a good policy to never plead what you need not, lest you oblige yourself to prove what you can not.
Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865), U.S. president. letter to Usher F. Linder, Feb. 20, 1848. Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, vol. 1, p. 453, Rutgers University Press (1953, 1990).
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