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Yale University Press, 1918
 

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Pàgina 232 - That is the real issue. That is the issue that will continue in this country when these poor tongues of Judge Douglas and myself shall be silent. It is the eternal struggle between these two principles — right and wrong — throughout the world.
Pàgina 66 - The name of AMERICAN, which belongs to you, in your national capacity, must always exalt the just pride of patriotism, more than any appellation derived from local discriminations. With slight shades of difference, you have the same religion, manners, habits, and political principles.
Pàgina 26 - When you send again, I entreat you rather send but thirty carpenters, husbandmen, gardeners, fishermen, blacksmiths, masons, and diggers up of trees' roots, well provided, than a thousand of such as we have...
Pàgina 217 - I will be as harsh as truth, and as uncompromising as justice. On this subject, I do not wish to think, or speak, or write, with moderation.
Pàgina 28 - Lastly, it is not with us as with other men whom small things can discourage, or small discontentments cause to wish themselves at home again.
Pàgina 87 - It cannot be denied, but by those who would dispute against the sun, that with America, and in America, a new era commences in 'human affairs. This era is distinguished by free representative governments, by entire religious liberty, by improved systems of national intercourse, by a newly awakened and an unconquerable spirit of free inquiry, and by a diffusion of knowledge through the community, such as has been before altogether unknown and unheard of.
Pàgina 65 - Providence has been pleased to give this one connected country to one united people, a people descended from the same ancestors, speaking the same language, professing the same religion, attached to the same principles of government, very similar in their manners and customs...
Pàgina 78 - If to be venerated for benevolence, if to be admired for talents, if to be esteemed for patriotism, if to be beloved for philanthropy, can gratify the human mind, you must have the pleasing consolation to know that you have not lived in vain.
Pàgina 11 - I charge you, before God and His blessed angels, that you follow me no farther than you have seen me follow the Lord Jesus Christ. If God reveal anything to you by any other instrument of His, be as ready to receive it as ever you were to receive any truth by my ministry, for I am persuaded the Lord has more truth yet to break forth out of His Holy Word.
Pàgina 191 - I have been too deeply conscious of the mutability and evanescence of temporal things to give any continuous effort to anything— to be consistent in anything. My life has been whim— impulse— passion— a longing for solitude— a scorn of all things present, in an earnest desire for the future.

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