Monday, May 29, 2006

With Malice Toward None

With malice toward none; with charity for all;
with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right,
let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation's wounds;
to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow and his orphan...
to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace
among ourselves and with all nations.

Abraham Lincoln, 1864, 2nd inaugural address

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