A quote by Abraham Lincoln, 1809 - 1865
- The assertion that "all men are created equal" was of no practical use in effecting our separation from Great Britain; and it was placed in the Declaration, not for that, but for future use.
Abraham Lincoln - speech at Springfield, Illinois (26 June 1857), cited in Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, Vol. 2, Roy P. Basler, ed. (1953), p. 406
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