Under Other Flags: Travels, Lectures, Speeches

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Woodruff-Collins printing Company, 1904 - Voyages and travels - 397 pages
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Page 158 - That the United States hereby disclaims any disposition or intention to exercise sovereignty, jurisdiction, or control over said island except for the pacification thereof, and asserts its determination, when that is accomplished, to leave the government and control of the island to its people.
Page 378 - Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of himself. Can he, then, be trusted with the government of others ? Or have we found angels in the form of kings to govern him ? Let history answer this question.
Page 334 - But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of. For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them.
Page 298 - And, behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the Lord; but the Lord was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the Lord was not in the earthquake: and after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.
Page 371 - ... the most frightful of all spectacles, the strength of civilization without its mercy. To all other despotism there is a check : imperfect indeed, and liable to gross abuse, but still sufficient to preserve society from the last extreme of misery. A time...
Page 319 - Our authority could not be less than our responsibility, and wherever sovereign rights were extended it became the high duty of the government to maintain its authority, to put down armed insurrection and to confer the blessings of liberty and civilization upon all the rescued peoples. The largest measure of self-government consistent with their welfare and our duties shall be secured to them by law.
Page 367 - The first of these principles is, that all popular, or constitutional rights, are holden no otherwise than as grants from the crown. Society, upon this principle, has no rights of its own ; it takes good government, when it gets it. as a boon and a concession, but can demand nothing. It is to live...
Page 334 - ... to receive him, some of the disciples suggested that fire should be called down from Heaven to avenge the insult; but the Master rebuked them and said : "Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of ; for the Son of Man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them.
Page 316 - If there be one principle more deeply rooted than any other in the mind of every American, it is, that we should have nothing to do with conquest.
Page 338 - I can conceive of a national destiny surpassing the glories of the present and the past — a destiny which meets the responsibilities of today and measures up to the possibilities of the future. Behold a republic...

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