A minister once remarked to Lincoln that he hoped God was on the president's side. No, Lincoln replied, that wasn't quite right: it was Lincoln's job to make sure he was on the Lord's side, for "the Lord was always on the side of the right."
In the wars of our own time, we can hope, too, that we will end up on that side, whether we come from the right, the left or somewhere in between.
Source: Told by George W Bush, National Day of Prayer, East Room of the White House, 2005
Image: President Lincoln