Quotation by Abraham Lincoln

When the white man governs himself that is self-government; but when he governs himself, and also governs another man, that is more than self-government—that is despotism.
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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