Quotation by Abraham Lincoln

The enthusiastic uprising of the people in our cause, is our great reliance; and we can not safely give it any check, even though it overflows, and runs in channels not laid down in any chart.
Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865), U.S. president. Letter to Edwin D. Morgan, May 20, 1861. Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, vol. 4, p. 375, Rutgers University Press (1953, 1990).
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