The American Dream Quote

Then join hand in hand, Brave Americans all! By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall.

Dickinson, John

Without the Constitution and the Union, we could not have attained the result; but even these, are not the primary cause of our great prosperity. There is something back of these, entwining itself more closely about the human heart. That something, is the principle of “Liberty to all” the principle that clears the path for all—gives hope to all—and, by consequence, enterprize [sic], and industry to all.

Lincoln, Abraham

Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865), U.S. president. fragment on the Constitution and Union, c. Jan. 1861? Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, vol. 4, p. 168, Rutgers University Press (1953, 1990).

The spirit of Lincoln still lives; that spirit born of the teachings of the Nazarene, who promised mercy to the merciful, who lifted the lowly, strengthened the weak, ate with publicans, and made the captives free. In the light of this divine example, the doctrines of demagogues shiver in their chaff.

King, Martin Luther

May, 1944

The chief condition on which, life, health and vigor depend on, is action. It is by action that an organism develops its faculties, increases its energy, and attains the fulfillment of its destiny.

Powell, Colin

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