Quotation by Abraham Lincoln

Although volume upon volume is written to prove slavery a very good thing, we never hear of the man who wishes to take the good of it, by being a slave himself.
Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865), U.S. president. Fragment on slavery, July 1, 1854? Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, vol. 2, p. 222, Rutgers University Press (1953, 1990).
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