"I am loath to close. We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave, to every living heart and hearthstone, all over this broad land, will yet swell with the chorus of union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature."
~ Abraham Lincoln in his First Inaugural Address on March 4, 1861.