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" If the negro is a man, why, then my ancient faith teaches me that 'all men are created equal/ and that there can be no moral right in connection with one man's making a slave of another. "
Early speeches, 1832-1856 - Page 226
by Abraham Lincoln - 1907
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Life of Abraham Lincoln: Presenting His Early History, Political Career, and ...

Joseph Hartwell Barrett - 1865 - 912 pages
...me, I should not know what to do, as to the existing institution. When the white man governs himself, that is, self-government ; but when he governs himself,...connection with one man's making a slave of another. Slave States are places for poor white people to remove from, not to remove to ; new free States are...
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Life of Abraham Lincoln: Presenting His Early History, Political Career, and ...

Joseph Hartwell Barrett - 1865 - 878 pages
...me, I should not know what to do, as to the existing institution. When the white man governs himself, that is, self-government ; but when he governs himself,...faith teaches me that " all men are created equal j" and that there can be no moral right in connection with one man's making a slave of another. Slave...
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Outlook and Independent, Volume 63

1899 - 1078 pages
...good enough to govern another man without that other's consent. When the white man governs himself, that is self-government; but when he governs himself...is more than self-government, that is despotism." With regard to the question of party organization by the anti-imperialists, the general opinion seemed...
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St. Nicholas, Volume 33

Mary Mapes Dodge - 1906 - 598 pages
...mere matter of local selfgovernment, — Mr. Lincoln replied, " When the white man governs himself, that is self-government, but when he governs himself...is more than selfgovernment — that is despotism." It was on these opposing grounds that the two men took their stand for the battle of argument and principle...
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The Outbreak of Rebellion

John George Nicolay - 1881 - 276 pages
...political injustice of slavery, applicable to all nations and ages : " When the white man governs himself, that is self-government ; but when he governs himself...is more than self-government — that is despotism ; " his irrefutable statement of the natural right of every man "to eat the bread, without leave of...
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The Outbreak of Rebellion

John George Nicolay - 1881 - 258 pages
...political injustice of slavery, applicable to all nations and ages : " When the white man governs himself, that is self-government; but when he governs himself and also governs another man, that is more than self-government—that is despotism ;" his irrefutable statement of the natural right of every man...
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New England Magazine: An Illustrated Monthly, Volume 20

1899 - 870 pages
...good enough to govern another man without that other's consent. When the white man governs himself, that is self-government; but when he governs himself...is more than self-government — that is despotism. Our reliance is in the love of liberty which God has planted in us; our defence is in the spirit which...
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The Republic, Or, A History of the United States of America in ..., Volume 17

John Robert Irelan - 1888 - 718 pages
...no right principle of action but self-interest. (Same speech.) When the white man governs himself, that is self-government ; but when he governs himself,...is more than self-government — that is despotism. (Same.) Slave States are places for poor white people to remove from, not to remove to; new free States...
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Abraham Lincoln: A History, Volume 1

John George Nicolay, John Hay - 1890 - 544 pages
...of self-government to say that he too shall not govern himself 1 When the white man governs himself, that is self-government; but when he governs himself...is more than selfgovernment — that is despotism. What I do say is, that no man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent. The...
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Life on the Circuit with Lincoln: With Sketches of Generals Grant, Sherman ...

Henry Clay Whitney - 1892 - 772 pages
...self-government to say, that he, too, shall not govern himself ? When the white man governs himself, that is self-government ; but when he governs himself,...connection with one man's making a slave of another. The Nebraskaite, frequently, paraphrases our argument by saying : "The white people of Nebraska are...
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