They defined with tolerable distinctness, in what respects they did consider all men created equal; equal in "certain inalienable rights, among which are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." This they said, and this meant.
In a word, we suffer on each side.
The oldest laws we find concerning it, are not laws introducing it; but regulating it, as an already existing thing.
Any man can stand adversity only a great man can stand prosperity.1860s edit I wish some of you would tell me the brand of whiskey that Grant drinks.If it can, I will consider myself one of the happiest men in the world if I can help to save.It is evident that the worthy President would like to have God on his side: he must have Kentucky.Wrong as we think slavery is, we can yet afford to let it alone where it is, because that much is due to the necessity arising from its actual presence in the nation; but can we, while our votes will prevent it, allow.Speeches to Ohio Regiments (1864) edit Speech to the One Hundred Sixty-fourth Ohio Regiment edit Delivered at Washington,.C., on August 18, 1864 In this great struggle, this form of Government and every form of human right is endangered if our enemies succeed.Here are two, not only different, but incompatible things, called by the same name liberty.Purportedly in a letter to Colonel William.In 1841 you and I had together a tedious low-water trip, on a Steam Boat from Louisville.
We find a race of men living in that day whom we claim as our fathers and grandfathers; they were iron men; they fought for the principle that they were contending for; and we understood that by what they then did it has followed that.
But all this even, is not the full extent of the evil.
There can be no proper observance of a birthday which forgets the mother.
No known source from Lincoln; previously attributed to Sigismund Do I not effectually destroy my cossacks back to war patch enemies, in making them my friends?
But can we, for that reason, run ahead, and infer that he will make any particular change, of which he, himself, has given no intimation?If such arise, let proper legal provisions be made for them with the least possible delay, but till then let them, if not too intolerable, be borne with.The great majority must labor at something productive.They just know a name.Can he possibly show that it is less a sacred right to buy them where they can be bought cheapest?266 It is the duty of every government to give protection to its citizens, of whatever class, color, or condition, and especially to those who are duly organized as soldiers in the public service.Freedom has many sides and angles.On August 22, 1864 I beg you to remember this, not merely for my sake, but for yours.