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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

AUTHOR: Abraham Lincoln (1809–65)
QUOTATION: We know nothing of what will happen in future, but by the analogy of experience.
ATTRIBUTION: ABRAHAM LINCOLN, speech on the sub-Treasury, in the hall of the House of Representatives, Springfield, Illinois, December 26, 1839.—The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, ed. Roy P. Basler, vol. 1, p. 166 (1953).
SUBJECTS: Experience