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" They meant to set up a standard maxim for free society which should be familiar to all, and revered by all; constantly looked to, constantly labored for, and even though never perfectly attained, constantly approximated, and thereby constantly spreading... "
Life of Abraham Lincoln - Page 151
by Josiah Gilbert Holland - 1866 - 544 pages
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Lives and Speeches of Abraham Lincoln and Hannibal Hamlin

William Dean Howells - Campaign biography - 1860 - 414 pages
...all were then actually enjoying that equality, nor yet that they were about to confer it immediately upon them. In fact, they had no power to confer such...of life to all people of all colors everywhere. The assertion that ''all men are created equal," was of no practical use in effecting our separation from...
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The Life and Public Services of Hon. Abraham Lincoln: With a Portrait on ...

David W. Bartlett - Campaign literature - 1860 - 368 pages
...should permit. " They meant to set up a standard maxim for free society which should be familiar to all : constantly looked to, constantly labored for,...of life to all people, of all colors, everywhere." There again are the sentiments I have expressed in regard to tlie Declaration of Independence upon...
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Political Debates Between Hon. Abraham Lincoln and Hon. Stephen A. Douglas ...

Abraham Lincoln - Lincoln-Douglas Debates, Ill., 1858 - 1860 - 348 pages
...should permit. " They meant to set up a standard maxim for free society which should be familiar to all : constantly looked to, constantly labored for,...happiness and value of life to all people, of all colors, every where." There again are the sentiments I have expressed in regard to the Declaration of Independence...
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Life of Abraham Lincoln

Josiah Gilbert Holland - LINCOLN, ABRAHAM, 1809-1865 - 1866 - 568 pages
...respects they did consider all men equal — equal in certain inalienable rights, among which are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. This they said...full progress. The event which Mr. Lincoln had so distinctlyprophesied — the formation of a pro-slavery constitution by unfair means and alien agents...
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Life of Abraham Lincoln

Josiah Gilbert Holland - Presidents - 1866 - 578 pages
...and thereby constantly spreading and deepening its influence, and augmenting the happiness and valu* of life to all people of all colors everywhere." The...pro-slavery constitution by unfair means and alien ngcnts — was in full view; and those who were interested in it did their best to prepare the mind?...
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The Making of the American Nation: Or, The Rise and Decline of Oligarchy in ...

J. Arthur Partridge - United States - 1866 - 566 pages
...perfectly attained, constantly approximated, and thereby constantly spreading and deepening its influences, and augmenting the happiness and value of life to all people of every colour, everywhere." — Lincoln. " The incurable defect of all former Federal Governments is,...
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The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine, Volume 34

Josiah Gilbert Holland, Richard Watson Gilder - American literature - 1887 - 980 pages
...all were then actually enjoying that equality, nor yet that they were about to confer it immediately upon them. In fact they had no power to confer such...of life to all people of all colors everywhere. The assertion that ' all men are created equal ' was of no practical use in effecting our separation from...
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Outlook and Independent, Volume 66

1900 - 1070 pages
...to, constantly labored for, and, even though never perfectly attained, constantly approximated,and thereby constantly spreading and deepening its influence...life to all people of all colors, everywhere. The leaders of present-day Republicanism are not engaged in an attempt to "approximate " more and more...
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Abraham Lincoln: A History, Volume 2

John George Nicolay, John Hay - Presidents - 1890 - 522 pages
...all were then actually enjoying that equality, nor yet that they were about to confer it immediately upon them. In fact they had no power to confer such...of life to all people of all colors everywhere. The assertion that "all men are created equal " was of no practical use in effecting our separation from...
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Abraham Lincoln: A History, Volume 2

John George Nicolay, John Hay - Presidents - 1890 - 526 pages
...all were then actually enjoying that equality, nor yet that they were about to confer it immediately upon them. In fact they had no power to confer such...of life to all people of all colors everywhere. The assertion that "all men are created equal " was of no practical use in effecting our separation from...
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