We have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious
hand which preserved us in peace and multiplied and
enriched and strengthened us, and we have vainly
imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all
these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom
and virtue of our own. Intoxicated with unbroken success,
we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity
of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to
the God that made us.
– Abraham Lincoln (from his 1863
Thanksgiving Proclamation)