You can not possibly have a broader basis for any government than that which includes all the people, with all their rights in their hands, and with an equal power to maintain their rights.
Life. Vol. iv. Page 224.
Note 1. Socrates said he was not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.Plutarch: On Banishment. Diogenes, when asked from what country he came, replied, I am a citizen of the world.Diogenes Laertius. My country is the world, and my religion is to do good.Thomas Paine: Rights of Man, chap. v. This famous motto of Garrisons appears in several different forms. On the first number of the Liberator in 1831, the my was changed to our. In the Prospectus of December 15, 1837, it read: Our country is the world; our countrymen are all mankind. [back]
Note 2. See Disraelis maiden speech, page 624. The time will come when you will hear me. [back]
Note 3. We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement.Isaiah xxviii. 15. [back]