Abraham Lincoln on Gratitude to God
“We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of Heaven…but we have forgotten God……and we have vainly imagined in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own.
“Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become… too proud to pray to the God that made us.
“The only assurance of our national safety is to lay our foundation in morality and religion. To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men”