Abraham Lincoln Quote
I do not wish to be misunderstood upon this subject of slavery in this country. I suppose it may long exist, and perhaps the best way for it to come to an end peaceably is for it to exist for a length of time. But I say that the spread and strengthening and perpetuation of it is an entirely different proposition. There we should in every way resist it as a wrong, treating it as a wrong, with the fixed idea that it must and will come to an end.
Abraham Lincoln: Speeches & Writings Part 2: 1859-1865: Library of America #46 (ed. Library of America, 1989) - ISBN: 9781598531213