Become a Member and discover books that entertain, engage & enlighten. Spam Free: Your email is never shared with anyone; opt out any time. The author of Orphan Train returns with an ambitious, emotionally resonant historical novel. It's referring to the fact that the government is made up of people who come from the people. To the best of our knowledge, the non-original content posted here is used in a way that is allowed under the fair use doctrine. © BookBrowse LLC 1997-2020. Stories from Suffragette Cityby M.J. Rose & Fiona Davis (editors), One City.One Movement.A World of Stories. Wycliffe (c.1320-1384) was an English theologian and early proponent of reform in … The Gettysburg Address is a speech that U.S. President Abraham Lincoln delivered during the American Civil War at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on the afternoon of November 19, 1863, four and a half months after the Union armies defeated those of the Confederacy at the Battle of Gettysburg. Abraham Lincoln Quotes. If you own the copyright to something we've posted and think we may have violated fair use standards, please let me know.Subtropic Productions LLC and are committed to protecting your privacy. During the early months of the Civil War, Lincoln’s law partner William Herndon gave the president a … High hopes were once formed of democracy; but democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.”        Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)        Irish writer, poet and wit        In his essay “The Soul of Man under Socialism,” first published in the Fortnightly Review, February 1891, “America is still a government of the naive, for the naive, and by the naive. The U.S. government is certainly NOT of the people, NOT by the people, and NOT for the people. Abraham Lincoln Quotes Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth. Visitors can view some of BookBrowse for free. The people of the United States have declared that this Constitution shall be the supreme law.”        Daniel Webster (1782-1852)        American lawyer, politician, orator and statesman        Discussing the limitations of state’s rights and the supremacy of federal law in his “Second Speech on Foote’s Resolution” in the U.S. Senate, on January 26, 1830. AN IRONIC VARIATION BY LINCOLN’S DEBATE FOE: “In my opinion this government of ours is founded on the white basis. INSPIRING PRESIDENTS. Wycliffe (c.1320-1384) was an English theologian and early proponent of reform in the Catholic Church. Corrections? *     *     *     *     *     *     *     *     *     *. “We have to allow ourselves to be loved by the people who really love us, the people who really matter. For example, in an 1850 speech to a New England Anti-Slavery Convention, Theodore Parker, an American preacher and social reformer, declared: "...There is what I call the American idea...This idea demands, as the proximate organization thereof, a democracy, that is, a government of all the people, by all the people, for all the people; of course, a government after the principles of eternal justice, the unchanging law of God; for shortness' sake, I will call it the idea of Freedom...". This site's editor, Robert Deis, is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to BookBrowse seeks out and recommends the best in contemporary fiction and nonfiction—books that not only engage and entertain but also deepen our understanding of ourselves and the world around us. Too much of the time, we are blinded by our own pursuits of people to love us, people that don't even matter, while all that time we waste and the people who do love us have to stand on the sidewalk and watch us beg in the streets! Abraham Lincoln Quote: “Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.” quotefancy Create Yours “ Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth. Subscribe to receive some of our best reviews, "beyond the book" articles, book club info, and giveaways by email. The primary emphasis is on democratic self-governance models, but information on other models… As noted in The Quote Verifier and other sources, Lincoln’s phrase “government of the people, by the people, for the people” is the best known use of the of/by/for the people formula, but Lincoln probably adapted his version from a similar phrase used in the 1850s by abolitionist preacher Theodore Parker. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. It's time to put an end to this. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. Despotism is unjust to everybody...Oligarchies are unjust to the many, and ochlocracies are unjust to the few. ~ Abraham Lincoln, 19 November 1863, Gettysburg Pennsylvania The Purpose of this Website The purpose of this website is to offer reference and educational materials on civics and governance. A number of sources point to the prologue to John Wycliffe's 1384 translation of the Bible as the original source; quoting him as saying: This Bible is for the Government of the People, by the People, and for the People. Reader Reviews. "Of the people" refers to the government's composition. Post them on the Famous Quotations Facebook page. “The rich are different”… The real story behind the famed “exchange” between F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway. Back to overview. Alphabetical list of expressions Or politician Daniel Webster, who in a speech to the Senate in 1830 said: "...It is, Sir, the people's Constitution, the people's Government, made for the people, made by the people, and answerable to the people. It is forbidden to copy anything for publication elsewhere without written permission from the copyright holder. Comments? Democracy has become such a sacrosanct concept that even … In that sermon, Parker said: “Democracy is direct self-government over all the people, for all the people, by all the people.” According to Herndon, Lincoln marked those words in his copy before he wrote the Gettysburg Address. Back to all quotes Patriotism Government Positive Hope Society Success Strength Historical Speeches History Abraham Lincoln The Gettysburg Address Historical Figures