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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

AUTHOR: Abraham Lincoln (1809–65)
QUOTATION: I am superstitious. I have scarcely known a party, preceding an election, to call in help from the neighboring states, but they lost the state.
ATTRIBUTION: ABRAHAM LINCOLN, letter to James W. Grimes, governor of Iowa, July 12, 1856.—The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, ed. Roy P. Basler, vol. 2, p. 348 (1953).
SUBJECTS: Elections