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Quotation by Abraham Lincoln
It has long been a grave question whether any government, not too strong for the liberties of its people, can be strong enough to maintain its own existence, in great emergencies.
Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865), U.S. president. response to a serenade, Nov. 10, 1864. Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, vol. 8, p. 100, Rutgers University Press (1953, 1990).
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