The assertion that "all men are created equal" was of no practical use in effecting our separation from Great Britain and it was placed in the Declaration not for that, but for future use.
More Quotes from Abraham Lincoln:The President tonight has a dream He was in a party of plain people, and, as it became known who he was, they began to comment on his appearance. One of them said 'He is a very common-looking man.' The President replied 'The Lord prefers common-looking people. That is the reason he makes so many of them.'
Whatever you are, be a good one.
Republicans are for both the man and the dollar, but in case of conflict the man before the dollar.
The people will save their government, if the government itself will allow them.
I believe it is an established maxim in morals that he who makes an assertion without knowing whether it is true or false is guilty of falsehood, and the accidental truth of the assertion does not justify or excuse him.
He who molds the public sentiment... makes statutes and decisions possible or impossible to make.
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