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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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Human Body Size and the Laws of Scaling: Physiological, Performance, Growth ...

William D. Pederson, Thomas T. Samaras, Frank J. Williams - History - 2007 - 381 pages
...for, and even though never perfectly attained, constantly approximated, and thereby constantly spread and deepening its influence, and augmenting the happiness...value of life to all people of all colors everywhere." 42 Lincoln was selected by the Illinois Republicans to run for Douglas' senatorial seat in Springfield...
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Land and Liberty II: The Basics of Traditional American History

David Warren Saxe - History - 2006 - 224 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 all colors everywhere.6 The Declaration of Independence, specifically the Declaration's second paragraph — is...
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The Gettysburg Gospel: The Lincoln Speech that Nobody Knows

G. S. Boritt, Robert C Fluhrer Professor of Civil War Studies Gabor Boritt - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 415 pages
...would never be "perfectly attained," but it carried the hope that its influence would ever deepen, "augmenting the happiness and value of life to all people of all colors everywhere." This was now "the unfinished work." At the opening of a major exhibit about slavery at the New- York...
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Head and Heart: American Christianities

Garry Wills, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist and Historian Garry Wills - History - 2007 - 626 pages
...all, for all, and by all.49 Lincoln wrote of the Declaration in just those terms: They [the Founders] meant to set up a standard maxim for free society,...happiness and value of life to all people of all colors everywhere.50 Lincoln shared many views with Parker and other Transcendentalists." He heard Emerson...
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America's Survival Guide

Michael Warren - History - 2007 - 236 pages
...right, so that the enforcement might follow as fast as circumstances should permit. They meant to set to set up a standard maxim for free society, which...happiness and value of life to all people of all colors everywhere.257 "Our republican robe," Lincoln lamented, "is soiled, and toiled in the dust. Let us...
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Presidents, Diplomats, and Other Mortals: Essays Honoring Robert H. Ferrell

Robert H. Ferrell - History - 2007 - 350 pages
...Independence "did not mean to declare all men equal in all respects." Their ideal was a "free society . . . constantly looked to, constantly labored for, and...value of life to all people of all colors everywhere." They "meant simply to declare the right [of universal freedom], so that the enforcement of it might...
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The Radical and the Republican: Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, and the ...

James Oakes - History - 2007 - 366 pages
...constantly looked to, constantly labored for, and even though never perfectly attained, constantlv approximated, and thereby constantly spreading and...happiness and value of life to all people of all colors. . . ."The Declaration "contem« •> plated the progressive improvement in the condition of all men...
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Globalization: Universal Trends, Regional Implications

Howard J. Wiarda - Political Science - 2007 - 286 pages
...as circumstances should permit. They meant to set up a standard maxim for free society, which could be familiar to all, and revered by all; constantly...value of life to all people of all colors everywhere. Thus, the Declaration does more than declare America's separation from Great Britain. As Lincoln concludes,...
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The Inspired Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln: How Faith Shaped an American ...

Philip L. Ostergard - Biography & Autobiography - 2008 - 272 pages
...approximated and thereby constantly spreading and deepening its influence and augmenting the J £ O _T OJOO happiness and value of life to all people, of all colors, everywhere. . . . We are now far into the fifth year since a policy was initiated with the avowed object and confident...
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