I have never studied the art of paying compliments to women; but I must say that if all that has been said by orators and poets since the creation of the world in praise of women were applied to the women of America, it would not do them justice for their conduct during this war. I will close by saying, God bless the women of America! Abraham Lincoln
Source: March 18, 1864 – Remarks at Closing of Sanitary Fair, Washington D.C.
– Abraham Lincoln