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" When the white man governs himself, that is selfgovernment; but when he governs himself and also governs another man, that is more than selfgovernment — that is despotism. If the negro is a man, why then my ancient faith teaches me that "all men are... "
Our New Departure - Page 5
by Moorfield Storey - 1901 - 43 pages
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Lives and Speeches of Abraham Lincoln and Hannibal Hamlin

William Dean Howells - 1860 - 414 pages
...to that extent a total destruction of self-government to say that he too shall not govern himself? When the white man governs himself, that is self-government...more than self-government — -that is despotism. If the negro is a man, why, then, my ancient faith teaches me that " all men are created equal;" and...
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Life of Abraham Lincoln: Presenting His Early History, Political Career, and ...

Joseph Hartwell Barrett - 1865 - 972 pages
...myself. If all earthly power were given me, I should not know what to do, as to the existing institution. When the white man governs himself, that is, self-government...is more than self-government — that is despotism. If the negro is a man, why, then my ancient faith teaches me that " all men are created equal ;" and...
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Life of Abraham Lincoln: Presenting His Early History, Political Career, and ...

Joseph Hartwell Barrett - 1865 - 878 pages
...myself. If all earthly power were given me, I should not know what to do, as to the existing institution. When the white man governs himself, that is, self-government...is more than self-government— that is despotism. If the negro is a man, why, then my ancient faith teaches me that " all men are created equal j" and...
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Outlook and Independent, Volume 63

1899 - 1076 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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The New England Magazine, Volume 20; Volume 26

1899 - 860 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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