I am Not Bound to Win
"I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong."
Against much criticism, Lincoln led the United States through the Civil War. It was the greatest moral, constitutional and political crisis in history. He abolished slavery, strengthened the national government and modernized the economy.