With malice toward none;
with charity for all;
with firmness in the right,
as God gives us to see the right,
let us strive to finish the work we are in;
to bind up the nation's wounds;
to care for him who shall have borne the battle...
to do all which may achieve and cherish
a just and lasting peace,
among ourselves, and with all nations.
~Abraham Lincoln, as quoted in April 1865 by Jay Winik