Echoes through time: the very best I can

I do the best I know how, the very best I can; and I mean to keep doing so until the end. If the end brings me out all right, what is said against me will not amount to anything. If the end brings me out wrong, ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 – 1865), as reported by Colonel Charles. G. Halpin