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Thomas Jefferson
Source/Notes:
As quoted in: "Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States", National Archives and Records Service, 1984, p. 672
Abraham Lincoln
Source/Notes:
According to "The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln: 1858-1860" (Rutgers University Press, 1953), "tradition has come to attribute to the Clinton speeches [September 1858 speech in Clinton, Illinois] one of Lincoln's most famous utterances..." - Although, according to "They Never Said It : A Book of Fake Quotes, Misquotes, and Misleading Attributions" (Oxford University Press, May 18, 1989), there is no substantial evidence to support the attribution.
C. S. Lewis
Source/Notes:
The Great Divorce (1944–1945), Chapter 9. Sometimes misquoted as "... and those to whom God says, "All right, then, have it your way." "

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