Without the assistance of that Divine Being who ever attended him [Washington], I cannot succeed. With that assistance I cannot fail.
That Divine Being
Topic: Justice, Vision, & Leadership
“I now leave, not knowing when or whether ever I may return, with a task before me greater than that which rested upon Washington. Without the assistance of that Divine Being who ever attended him, I cannot succeed. With that assistance I cannot fail. Trusting in Him who can go with me, and remain with you, and be everywhere for good, let us confidently hope that all will yet be well. To His care commending you, as I hope in your prayers you will commend me, I bid you an affectionate farewell.”
Abraham Lincoln was an American statesman and lawyer who served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Wikipedia
Born: February 12, 1809, Hodgenville, KY
Height: 6′ 4″
Assassinated: April 15, 1865, Petersen House, Washington, D.C.
Farewell Address at Springfield Illinois
Lincoln, Abraham. Famous Speeches Abraham Lincoln. Peter Pauper Press, p. 75 [Abraham Lincoln Farewell Address at Springfield Illinois, February 11, 1861].
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