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" Constitution was the organic law. Was it possible to lose the nation and yet preserve the Constitution ? " By general law, life and limb must be protected ; yet often a limb must be amputated to save a life ; but a life is never .wisely given to save... "
Life of Abraham Lincoln, Sixteenth President of the United States ... - Page 282
by Frank Crosby - 1865 - 476 pages
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The Lincoln Year Book: Axioms and Aphorisms from the Great Emancipator

Abraham Lincoln - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1907 - 102 pages
...can not long retain it. MARCH FIRS T Twenty thousand is as much as any man ought to want. SECOND . By general law, life and limb must be protected ;...be amputated to save a life ; but a life is never given merely to save a limb. THIRD Trust to the good sense of the American people. FO U RTH Let us...
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Abraham Lincoln and the Men of His Time: His Cause, His Character ..., Volume 1

Robert Henry Browne - United States - 1907
...to the best of my ability imposed upon me the duty of preserving, by every indispensable means, that Government — that nation, of which that Constitution...the organic law. Was it possible to lose the nation arid yet preserve the Constitution? By general law, life and limb must be protected; yet often a limb...
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Political Humor: From Aristophanes to Sam Ervin

Charles E. Schutz - Humor - 1977 - 349 pages
...to the best of my ability imposed on me the duty of preserving, by every indispensable means, that government — that nation, of which that Constitution...must be amputated to save a life; but a life is never given to wisely save a limb. I felt that measures otherwise unconstitutional might become lawful by...
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Foreign Intelligence Electronic Surveillance: Hearings Before the ...

United States. Congress. House. Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Subcommittee on Legislation - Eavesdropping - 1978 - 305 pages
...Lincoln referred when he argued in 1864: "By general law life and limb must be protected, yet often the limb must be amputated to save a life, but a life is never wisely given to save a limb. I felt that measures, otherwise unconstitutional, might become lawful by becoming indispensable to the...
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Computer Security Act of 1987: Hearings Before a Subcommittee of the ...

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Operations. Legislation and National Security Subcommittee - Administrative agencies - 1987 - 710 pages
...the best of my ability, imposed upon me the duty of preserving, by every indispensable means, that government— that nation — of which that Constitution...but a life is never wisely given to save a limb. I felt that measures, otherwise unconstitutional, might become lawful, by becoming indispensable to the...
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Computer Security Act of 1987: Hearings Before a Subcommittee of the ...

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Operations. Legislation and National Security Subcommittee - Administrative agencies - 1987 - 710 pages
...government — that nation — of which that Constitution was the organic law. Was n possible to lose Ihe nation, and yet preserve the constitution? By general...but a life is never wisely given to save a limb. I felt that measures, otherwise unconstitutional, might become lawful, by becoming indispensable to Ihe...
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Popular Images of American Presidents

William C. Spragens - History - 1988 - 625 pages
...duty of preserving, by every indispensable means, that government — that nation — of which the Constitution was the organic law. Was it possible...Constitution? By general law, life and limb must be life; but a life is never wisely given to save a limb. 1 felt that measures, otherwise unconstitutional,...
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The Living Lincoln: The Man and His Times, in His Own Words

Abraham Lincoln, Paul McClelland Angle, Earl Schenck Miers - United States - 1992 - 673 pages
...the best of my ability, imposed upon me the duty of preserving, by every indispensable means, that government- that nation- of which that Constitution...life; but a life is never wisely given to save a limb. 600 I felt that measures, otherwise unconstitutional, might become lawful, by becoming indispensable...
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Managing with Power: Politics and Influence in Organizations

Jeffrey Pfeffer - Business & Economics - 1992 - 391 pages
...on me the duty of preserving by everv indispensable means that government, that nation, of which the Constitution was the organic law. Was it possible...lose the nation and yet preserve the Constitution? ... I felt that measures, otherwise unconstitutional, might become lawful by becoming indispensable...
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Lincoln, the War President: The Gettysburg Lectures

Gabor S. Boritt - History - 1992 - 272 pages
..."duty of preserving, by every indispensable means, that government — that nation — of which the constitution was the organic law. Was it possible to lose the nation, and yet preserve the Constitution?"14 Lincoln took that duty with utmost seriousness and assessed the internal threat behind...
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