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" But if the Negro is a man, is it not to that extent a total destruction of self-government to say that he too shall not govern himself? When the white man governs himself, that is self-government; but when he governs himself and also governs another man,... "
Life of Abraham Lincoln: Presenting His Early History, Political Career, and ... - Page 126
by Joseph Hartwell Barrett - 1865 - 842 pages
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LIVES AND SPEECHES OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND HANNIBAL HAMLIN

1860
...to that extent a total destruction of self-government to say that he too shall not govern himself? When the white man governs himself, that is self-government...connection with one man's making a slave of another. Judge Douglas frequently, with bitter irony and sarcasm, paraphrases our argument by saying : " The...
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LIFE OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN

JOSEPH H. BARRETT - 1865
...slavery, than we are, I acknowledge the fact. When it is said that the institution exists, and that'it is very difficult to get rid of it in any satisfactory...faith teaches me that " all men are created equal j" and that there can be no moral right in connection with one man's making a slave of another. Slave...
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New Outlook, Volume 63

Alfred Emanuel Smith, Francis Walton - 1899
...with Abraham Lincoln that " No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent. When the white man governs himself, that is self-government;...is more than self-government, that is despotism." With regard to the question of party organization by the anti-imperialists, the general opinion seemed...
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St. Nicholas, Volume 33

Mary Mapes Dodge - Children's periodicals - 1906
...morals, but of "State rights," — a mere matter of local selfgovernment, — Mr. Lincoln replied, " When the white man governs himself, that is self-government,...is more than selfgovernment — that is despotism." It was on these opposing grounds that the two men took their stand for the battle of argument and principle...
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The Outbreak of Rebellion

John George Nicolay - United States - 1881 - 220 pages
...matchless definition of the political injustice* of slavery, applicable to all nations and ages : " When the white man governs himself, that is self-government...is more than self-government — that is despotism ; " his irrefutable statement of the natural right of every man "to eat. the bread, without leave of...
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The Outbreak of Rebellion

John George Nicolay - United States - 1881 - 220 pages
...his matchless definition of the political injustice of slavery, applicable to all nations and ages: " When the white man governs himself, that is self-government;...himself and also governs another man, that is more than self-government—that is despotism ;" his irrefutable statement of the natural right of every man...
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The New England Magazine, Volume 20

New England - 1899
...Abraham Lincoln once said: "No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent. When the white man governs himself, that is self-government;...is more than self-government — that is despotism. Our reliance is in the love of liberty which God has planted in us; our defence is in the spirit which...
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The republic, or, A history of the United States of America in the ...

John Robert Irelan - Presidents - 1888
...Independence, and insisting that there is no right principle of action but self-interest. (Same speech.) When the white man governs himself, that is self-government...is more than self-government — that is despotism. (Same.) Slave States are places for poor white people to remove from, not to remove to; new free States...
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Abraham Lincoln: A History, Volume 1

John George Nicolay, John Hay - Presidents - 1890 - 470 pages
...to that extent a total destruction of self-government to say that he too shall not govern himself 1 When the white man governs himself, that is self-government;...is more than selfgovernment — that is despotism. What I do say is, that no man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent. The...
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Abraham Lincoln: a history

John George Nicolay, John Hay - United States - 1890 - 470 pages
...to that extent a total destruction of self-government to say that he too shall not govern himself T When the white man governs himself, that is self-government;...is more than selfgovernment — that is despotism. What I do say is, that no man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent. The...
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