Annual Message to Congress -- Concluding Remarks
December 1, 1862
The dogmas of the quiet past, are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise -- with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew, and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country.
Source: Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, edited by Roy P. Basler.