The victor shall soon be the vanquished, if he relax in his exertion; and that the vanquished this year, may be victor the next, in spite of all competition.
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Source Notes: "Address Before the Wisconsin State Agricultural Society, Milwaukee, Wisconsin" (30 September 1859), Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, ed. Roy Prentice Basler (1953, 1990).
Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 April 15, 1865), sometimes called Abe Lincoln and nicknamed Honest Abe, the Rail Splitter, and the Great Emancipator, was the 16th President of the United States (1861 to 1865), and the first president from the Republican Party.
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