"Let us have faith that right makes might,
and in that faith let us to the end
dare to do our duty as we understand it."
Abraham Lincoln
(1809-1865) 16th US President
Bookmark and Share  
Reader comments about this quote:
Not shooting the messenger but, his faith was instrumental in the death of tens of thousands while modifying everyone's degree of involuntary servitude (because he dared to do his duty as he understood it). I might say: let us have faith that right makes might, and in the faith let us to the end discover the laws of nature and of nature's God that we may understand justice, freedom, liberty, and individual sovereignty with inalienable rights.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
    The only foundation of "Right makes Might" that makes any sense at all, would be ones responsibility under natural law that obligates us first to be responsible for ourselves, then our family, next our community and finally our government. It starts and ends with the "individual" and individual rights and responsibility's...to one's self. In this way, and only in this way will we be free and liberated individuals living in a free and liberated nation. It's only right...and that is a very powerful morality that will always win out over dictators and "Globalists".
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
    J Carlton, I agree. There is strength in love, truth, charity, abidance of law, exercising inalienable rights and such other noble substantive attributes, that would be right makes might to me. All else is usurpation and tyranny.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    Mike, I'd love to buy you a coffee sometime. :)
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
    From a man who wanted to centralize power in Washington so bad that he was willing to invade the South at the cost of over 600,000 American lives.
     -- jim k, Austin,Tx     
    Just because it is a famous quote doesn't make it useful let alone inspirational. I don't see any insight into human nature here at all. It is just another command from a person in authority. It is like so many quotes from people who are merely famous; a glittering generality, no better than the Fascist dictum "ask not what your country can do bla bla etc. etc.
     -- Walter Clark, Fullerton California     
    Tough to rate this quote since obviously Lincoln used his might to make his faith right. Proof again that history is written by the victors.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    Rate this quote!
    How many stars?

    What do YOU think?
    Your name:
    Your town:

    More Quotations
    Get a Quote-A-Day! Free!
    Liberty Quotes sent to your mail box.
    RSS Subscribe
    Quotes & Quotations - Send This Quote to a Friend

    © 1998-2023 Liberty-Tree.ca