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" Fellow-citizens, we cannot escape history. We of this Congress and this Administration will be remembered in spite of ourselves. No personal significance or insignificance can spare one or another of us. The fiery trial through which we pass will light... "
Life of Abraham Lincoln - Page 403
by Josiah Gilbert Holland - 1866 - 544 pages
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The Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro, Associate Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research Fred R Shapiro - Reference - 2006 - 1067 pages
...ourselves, and then we shall save our country. Annual Message to Congress, 1 Dec. 1862 37 Fellow-citizens, aid. A Dictionary of the English Language (1755) 11...GRUBSTREET. . . . Originally the name of a street in we are for the Union. The world will not forget that we say this. We know how to save the Union. The...
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Empire and Slavery in American Literature, 1820-1865

Eric J. Sundquist - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 254 pages
...war itself — even though true freedom for African Americans lay far in the future: Fellow-citizens, we cannot escape history. We of this Congress and...honor or dishonor, to the latest generation. We say we are for the Union. The world will not forget that we say this. We know how to save the Union. The...
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Lincoln's Defense of Politics: The Public Man and His Opponents in the ...

Thomas E. Schneider - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 224 pages
...and act anew. We must disenthrall our selves, and then we shall save our country. Fellow-citizens, we cannot escape history. We of this Congress and...honor or dishonor, to the latest generation. We say we are for the Union. The world will not forget that we say this. We know how to save the Union. The...
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Life of Abraham Lincoln

Joseph Hartwell Barrett - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 842 pages
...anew. We must disinthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country. Fellow-citizens, we can not escape history. We, of this Congress and this Administration,...honor or dishonor, to the latest generation. We say we are for the Union. The world will not forget that we say this. We know how to save the Union. The...
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The Two Faces of Liberalism: How the Hoover-Roosevelt Debate Shapes the 21st ...

Gordon Lloyd - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 420 pages
...history that great Republican, Abraham Lincoln, said: "Fellow-citizens, we cannot escape history. We... will be remembered in spite of ourselves. No personal...in honor or dishonor to the latest generation... We — even we here — hold the power and bear the responsibility. We shall nobly save or meanly lose...
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Curbing the Spread of Nuclear Weapons

Ian Bellany - History - 2013 - 240 pages
...for our deliberation. I quote, paraphrasing slightly: We cannot escape history. We of this meeting will be remembered in spite of ourselves. No personal...or another of us. The fiery trial through which we are passing will light us down in honor or dishonor to the latest generation. We say we are for Peace....
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Father Abraham: Lincoln's Relentless Struggle to End Slavery

Richard Striner - History - 2006 - 320 pages
...we shall save our country." "Fellow citizens," Lincoln concluded, "ive cannot escape history. . . . The fiery trial through which we pass, will light...down, in honor or dishonor, to the latest generation. ... In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free." And so, in the end, "we shall nobly...
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The Emancipation Proclamation: Three Views

Harold Holzer, Edna G. Medford, Frank J. Williams - History - 2006 - 272 pages
...disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country. Fellow citizens, we cannot escape history . . . The fiery trial through which we pass, will light us down, in honor or dishonor, to the latest generations. In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free.'' 7 For weeks, General...
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The Dark Intrigue: The True Story of a Civil War Conspiracy

Frank Van der Linden - History - 2007 - 308 pages
...anew, and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country. Fellow citizens, we cannot escape history. We of this Congress and...honor or dishonor, to the latest generation. We say we are for the Union. The world knows, we do know how to save it. We— even we here — hold the power...
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The Escalating Crisis in Darfur: Are There Prospects for Peace? : Hearing ...

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs - Economic sanctions, American - 2007 - 47 pages
...sand and act to stop the genocide in Darfur. The words of President Lincoln speak to us from the ages: "[W]e cannot escape history. We, of this Congress...down, in honor or dishonor, to the latest generation. Thank you, Mr. Chairman, and I yield back the remainder of my time. PREPARED STATEMENT OF THE HONORABLE...
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