Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Abraham Lincoln (180965)
This is a world of compensation; and he who would be no slave must consent to have no slave. Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves, and, under a just God, cannot long retain it.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN, letter to H. L. Pierce and others, April 6, 1859.The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, ed. Roy P. Basler, vol. 3, p. 375 (1953).