Quote by Abraham Lincoln
I desire to so conduct the affairs of this administration that if at the end, when I come to lay down the reins of power, I have lost every other friend on earth, I shall at least have one friend left, and that friend shall be down inside of me.
This quote reflects the speaker's intention to govern their administration with integrity and a sense of self. They prioritize aligning their actions with their own moral compass, so that even if they lose the support of others in the process, they have the satisfaction of knowing that they remained true to themselves. Ultimately, they value having inner peace and a sense of self-respect as a lasting and meaningful friendship that transcends any external relationships.