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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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STATE GOVERNMENT IN THE UNITED STATES

ARTHUR N. HOLCOMBE - 1919
...vexed question of racial inequality, see Thomas Jefferson, Notes on Virginia (ch. 14), pp. 143-151. approximated; and thereby constantly spreading and...of life to all people, of all colors, everywhere." 1 The doctrine of natural rights itself was never more than a mode of expressing a profound belief...
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State Government in the United States

Arthur Norman Holcombe - State governments - 1916 - 498 pages
...Jefferson, Notes on Virginia (ch. 14), pp. 143-151. 2 Stephen A. Douglas, Speech at Springfield, June 12, approximated ; and thereby constantly spreading and...of life to all people, of all colors, everywhere." 1 The doctrine of natural rights itself was never more than a mode of expressing a profound belief...
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Abraham Lincoln as a Man of Letters

Luther Emerson Robinson - 1918 - 342 pages
...life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. . . . They meant simply to declare the right, so that enforcement of it might follow as fast as circumstances...value of life to all people of all colors everywhere. ... Its authors meant it to be — as, thank God, it is now proving itself — a stumbling-block to...
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The Citizen and the Republic: A Text-book in Government

James Albert Woodburn, Thomas Francis Moran - United States - 1918 - 506 pages
...standard maxim for free society, which should be familiar to all and revered by all; constantly looked up to, constantly labored for, and even though never...value of life to all people of all colors everywhere. ... Its authors meant it to be, as, thank God, it is now proving itself, a stumbling block to all those...
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Readings from Great Authors

John Haynes Holmes, Harvey Dee Brown, Helen Edmunds Redding, Theodora Goldsmith - 1918 - 120 pages
...constantly looked to, constantly laboured for, constantly approximated, and thereby constantly spreading its influence and augmenting the happiness and value of life to all people everywhere. It was the sentiment in the Declaration of Independence which gave liberty not only to...
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Proceedings of the ... Continental Congress of the National ..., Volumes 29-30

1920
...This they said and this they meant. They did not mean to assert the obvious untruth, that all men were actually enjoying that equality, nor yet that they...of life to all people, of all colors, everywhere." In the presence of such an interpretation of equality, the institution of slavery, which was recognized...
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Roosevelt's Writings: Selections from the Writings of Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt - Citizenship - 1920 - 365 pages
...for free society which should be familiar to all — constantly looked to, constantly labored for, s and, even though never perfectly attained, constantly...augmenting the happiness and value of life to all people, everywhere." We are bound in honor to refuse to listen to those men 10 who would make us desist from...
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Triumphant Plutocracy: The Story of American Public Life from 1870 to 1920

Richard Franklin Pettigrew - United States - 1921 - 445 pages
...all were actually then enjoying that equality, not 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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Imperial Washington, by R. F. Pettigrew...: The Story of American Public ...

Richard Franklin Pettigrew - United States - 1922 - 441 pages
...all were actually then 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 Foundations of the Modern Commonwealth

Arthur Norman Holcombe - Political science - 1923 - 491 pages
...happiness. This they said and this they meant. They did not mean to assert the obvious untruth, that all men were then actually enjoying that equality, nor yet...happiness and value of life to all people, of all colors, everywhere."1 Such is the evolution of the American principle of Equality a equality. From an idea...
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