A quote by Abraham Lincoln, 1809 - 1865
- If there is ANY THING which it is the duty of the WHOLE PEOPLE to never entrust to any hands but their own, that thing is the preservation and perpetuity, of their own liberties, and institutions.
Abraham Lincoln - speech at Peoria, Illinois (16 October 1854), cited in Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, Vol. 2, Roy P. Basler, ed. (1953), p. 270
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