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Quotation by Abraham Lincoln
We accepted this war for an object, a worthy object, and the war will end when that object is attained. Under God, I hope it never will until that time.
Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865), U.S. president. Speech at Great Central Sanitary Fair, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 16, 1864. Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, vol. 7, p. 395, Rutgers University Press (1953, 1990).
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