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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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The Constitutional History of the United States, by Francis Newton Thorpe ...

Francis Newton Thorpe - Constitutional history - 1901 - 718 pages
...a boon. They meant simply to declare the right, so that the enforcement of it might follow as faat as circumstances should permit. They meant to set...of life to all people of all colors everywhere. The assertion that 'all men are created equal' was of no practical value in effecting our separation from...
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Our New Departure

Moorfield Storey - Imperialism - 1901 - 43 pages
...believe exactly in the statement of Lincoln : — =" The authors of the Declaration of Independence meant to set up a standard maxim for free society,...value of life to all people of all colors everywhere." You speak of the " large utterances " of the Declaration, and you said, when we met, that, if we desired...
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The American Hall of Fame: Famous Americans, Their Portraits, Biographies ...

Marshall Everett - United States - 1901 - 394 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." "WITH CHARITY FOR ALL," WAS HIS CREED. "With charity for all and malice toward none" was his creed,...
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The Constitutional History of the United States, Volume 2

Francis Newton Thorpe - Constitutional history - 1901
...and revered by all; constantly looked to, constantly labored for, and even though never per fectly attained, constantly approximated, and thereby constantly...of life to all people of all colors everywhere. The assertion that 'all men are created equal' was of no practical value in effecting our separation from...
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Letters and Addresses of Abraham Lincoln ...

Abraham Lincoln - United States - 1903 - 460 pages
...them. In fact, they had no power to confer such a boon. They meant simply to declare the right, so that enforcement of it might follow as fast as circumstances...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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Letters and Addresses of Abraham Lincoln ...

Abraham Lincoln - United States - 1903 - 399 pages
...them. In fact, they had no power to confer such a boon. They meant simply to declare the right, so that enforcement of it might follow as fast as circumstances...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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A History of American Political Theories

Charles Edward Merriam - United States - 1903 - 364 pages
...was intended to be, and in fact is, a fundamental principle to serve as an ideal for free society, " constantly looked to, constantly labored for, and...value of life to all people of all colors everywhere." 1 Not only is it to serve as an ideal toward which men should struggle, but it is also to prevent a...
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Argumentation and Debate

Craven Laycock, Robert Leighton Scales - Debates and debating - 1904 - 361 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 the Declaration of Independence upon...
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The Writings of Abraham Lincoln: 1843-1858

Abraham Lincoln - American literature - 1905
...them. In fact, they had no power to confer such a boon. They meant simply to declare the right, so that enforcement of it might follow as fast as circumstances...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 Writings of Abraham Lincoln, Volume 4

Abraham Lincoln - 1905
...should permit. "They meant to set up a standard maxim for free society which should be familiar to all, — constantly looked to, constantly labored...of life to all people, of all colors, everywhere." There again are the sentiments I have expressed in regard to the Declaration of Independence upon a...
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