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Quotation by Abraham Lincoln
No man is good enough to govern another man, without that other's consent. I say this is the leading principle—the sheet anchor of American republicanism.
Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865), U.S. president. Speech at Peoria, Illinois, Oct 16, 1854. Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, vol. 2, p. 266, Rutgers University Press (1953, 1990).
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