The Third of Three Days Three Quotes: Abraham Lincoln

“As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy. Whatever differs from this, to the extent of the difference, is no democracy.” — Abraham Lincoln, August 1, 1858.

Civilizations have their won pace and course of enhancements over time. Once in a while, a few people come into the scenario to advance the civilization a few decades or even a hundred year. Anyway, there is no way of evaluating how much progress was made by someone because we cannot go back in time, undo everything done by that great mind, and get back to future to see the impact. We feel that that one of the greatest achievements of mankind in last two hundred years is the abolition of slavery. Yes, the quote above is from Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States.

Following is the quotation that gave meaning to the word word “humanity”. We do not know what was the meaning of the word humanity to mankind before the following quotation was uttered.

“And by virtue of the power, and for the purpose aforesaid, I do order and declare that all persons held as slaves within said designated States, and parts of States, are, and henceforward shall be free; and that the Executive government of the United States, including the military and naval authorities thereof, will recognize and maintain the freedom of said persons.” — Abraham Lincoln, January 1, 1863.

An opponent of the abolition of slavery assassinated President Abraham Lincoln in April of 1865 but mankind followed Abraham Lincoln’s legacy. The assassination did not stop the true cause that the President had already shown to all the nations of the world. In the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights it is mentioned, “No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.” It was written as a common standard of achievements for all peoples and all nations in 1948. (The United Nations was born in 1945.)

Once again, why are we writing posts with quotes?

This post is a part of a networking activity: Three Days Three Quotes. This particular activity involves quotations. The rules for the Three Days Three Quotes challenge are as follows.
1. Write three quotes for three days.
2. Nominate three people each day (there cannot be repetitions).
3. Thank the person who nominated you.
4. Inform the nominees.

Once again in this last post of our Three Days Three Quotes activity, we thank Natalia for nominating us. Please visit Natalia’s website CabooseMama Little Pleasures to read all her lovely posts.

Our nominees today are:
1. Susi Lovell
2. Tricia Sankey
3. Maverick Mist

The previous two quotes of Three Days Three Quotes:

Day 1: The First of Three Days Three Quotes: Mother Teresa
Day 2: The Second of Three Days Three Quotes: Albert Einstein


14 thoughts on “The Third of Three Days Three Quotes: Abraham Lincoln

  1. Abraham Lincoln is one of those leaders that every nation should desire to have. How legacy remain evergreen on what true leadership is all about and his quote about not being either a slave or a master signifies how he felt everyone should be treated equal in life.

  2. I read about Abraham Lincoln when I was a sixth grader. Lincoln’s short biography was included in social studies textbook. As a child, I admired Lincoln for ending slavery. When I grew up, I studied more about Lincoln. I now admire for all of his contribution the people in general and the American society, to be specific.

    1. That is awesome! We are glad to know that you like inspirational quotes. Participation in this activity is voluntary and it is at your convenience. We are very happy to see you in our blog. Thank you for visiting!

    1. You are welcome. Definitely, we understand that your schedule might not permit participation, or participation may be delayed. Nonetheless, we thank you for your consideration. ?

    1. Dear Tricia, we are glad to know that you liked the quotes in our blog. Also, we are happy that you are planning on participating. Have a wonderful weekend. 🙂

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