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" 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. "
Tyler's Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine - Page 17
edited by - 1927
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Outlook and Independent, Volume 63

1899 - 1078 pages
...with Abraham Lincoln that " No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent. When the white man governs himself, that is self-government;...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
...morals, but of "State rights," — a mere matter of local selfgovernment, — Mr. Lincoln replied, " When the white man governs himself, that is self-government,...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 - 246 pages
...matchless definition of the political injustice* of slavery, applicable to all nations and ages : " When the white man governs himself, that is self-government...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 - 246 pages
...his matchless definition of the political injustice of slavery, applicable to all nations and ages: " When the white man governs himself, that is self-government;...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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Bay State Monthly, Volume 20

1899 - 870 pages
...Abraham Lincoln once said: "No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent. When the white man governs himself, that is self-government;...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
...Independence, and insisting that there is no right principle of action but self-interest. (Same speech.) When the white man governs himself, that is self-government...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
...to that extent a total destruction of self-government to say that he too shall not govern himself 1 When the white man governs himself, that is self-government;...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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Abraham Lincoln: A History, Volume 1

John George Nicolay, John Hay - 1890 - 536 pages
...to that extent a total destruction of self-government to say that he too shall not govern himself T When the white man governs himself, that is self-government;...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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abraham lincoln

charles carleton coffin - 1892 - 654 pages
...man, is it not the destruction of self-government to say that he shall not govern himself ? When a white man governs himself, that is self-government; but when he governs himself and another man, that is more than selftheir grain with a sickle, or gathered it with a cradle. In 1833...
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Selections from the Works of Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln - 1893 - 130 pages
...with him. But if the negro is a man, is it not to that extent a total destruction of self-government to say that he too shall not govern himself? When...is more than self-government — that is despotism. What I do say is, that no man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent. Slavery...
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