Abraham Lincoln

American President Abraham Lincoln: “I know that liberty is right”

Washington. / Documentation Of Statements/- Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), sixteenth American president (1860-1865) said: “The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next. We have been receipients of the choicest bounties of heaven. We have been preserved, these many years, in peace and prosperity. We have grown in numbers, wealth and power, as no other nation has ever grown.

But we have forgotten GOD.

We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace, and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us; and we vainily imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Intoxicated with unbrocken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the GOD that made us !

It is the duty of nations, as well as of men, to own their dependence upon the overruling power of GOD and to recognize the sublime truth annouced in the HOLY SCRIPTURES and proven by all history, that those nations only are blessed whose GOD is the LORD. I am profitably engaged in reading the Bible. Take all of this book upon reason that you can, and the balance by faith, and you will live and die a better man…But for this book we could not know right from wrong. I believe the Bible is the best gift GOD has ever given to man. The Bible is suited to men in all conditions of life and includes all the duties they owe to their Creator, to themselves and to their fellowman.

I know that liberty is right, for CHRIST teaches it, and CHRIST is GOD.”

Statement made by Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States of America (U.S.A.)

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