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But there is a higher law than the Constitution,
by William H. Seward

But there is a higher law than the Constitution,
which regulates our authority over the domain,
and devotes it to the same noble purposes.
- William H. Seward

It is the maintenance of slavery by law in a state,
not parallels of latitude, that makes its a southern state;
and the absence of this,
that makes it a northern state.
- William H. Seward

But I deny that the Constitution recognizes property in man.
- William H. Seward

I deem it established, then, that the Constitution
does not recognize property in man,
but leaves that question, as between the states,
to the law of nature and of nations.
- William H. Seward

 

The right to have a slave implies the right in some one to make the slave;
that right must be equal and mutual,
and this would resolve society into a state of perpetual war.
- William H. Seward

I speak on due consideration because Britain,
France, and Mexico, have abolished slavery,
and all other European states are preparing to abolish
it as speedily as they can.
- William H. Seward

Therefore, states are equal in natural rights.
- William H. Seward

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The United States are a political state,
or organized society, whose end is government,
for the security, welfare, and happiness of all who
live under its protection.
- William H. Seward

Sir, there is no Christian nation, thus free to choose as we are,
which would establish slavery.
- William H. Seward

I submit, on the other hand, most respectfully,
that the Constitution not merely does not affirm that principle,
but, on the contrary, altogether excludes it.
- William H. Seward

There is not only no free state which would now establish it,
but there is no slave state, which, if it had had the
free alternative as we now have,
would have founded slavery.
- William H. Seward

It is true, indeed, that the national domain is ours.
It is true it was acquired by the valor and with the
wealth of the whole nation.
But we hold, nevertheless, no arbitrary power over it.
- William H. Seward

If slavery, limited as it yet is, now threatens to
subvert the Constitution,
how can we as wise and prudent statesmen,
enlarge its boundaries and increase its influence,
and thus increase already impending dangers?
- William H. Seward

To reduce this claim of slavery to an absurdity,
it is only necessary to add that there are only two
states in which slaves are a majority,
and not one in which the slaveholders are not a very
disproportionate minority.
- William H. Seward

Simultaneously with the establishment of the Constitution,
Virginia ceded to the United States her domain,
which then extended to the Mississippi,
and was even claimed to extend to the Pacific Ocean.
- William H. Seward

The proposition of an established classification of
states as slave states and free states,
as insisted on by some, and into northern and southern,
as maintained by others, seems to me purely imaginary,
and of course the supposed equilibrium of those classes a mere conceit.
- William H. Seward

But the Constitution was made not only for southern and northern states,
but for states neither northern nor southern,
namely, the western states, their coming in being foreseen and provided for.
- William H. Seward

But assuming the same premises, to wit,
that all men are equal by the law of nature and of nations,
the right of property in slaves falls to the ground;
for one who is equal to another cannot be the owner
or property of that other.
- William H. Seward

I mean to say that Congress can hereafter decide whether any states,
slave or free, can be framed out of Texas.
If they should never be framed out of Texas,
they never could be admitted.
- William H. Seward

But you answer, that the Constitution recognizes property in slaves.
It would be sufficient, then, to reply,
that this constitutional recognition must be void,
because it is repugnant to the law of nature and of nations.
- William H. Seward

Affirmation:
Today I choose the higher road -
the path of charity, acceptance,
love, selflessness, kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today, I choose the higher road -
the path of charity, acceptance, love, selflessness, kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do.
Don't bother just to be better than
your contemporaries or predecessors.
Try to be better than yourself.
- William Faulkner

The harder you fall the higher you bounce.
- Horace

There comes a time when the mind
takes a higher plane of knowledge
but can never prove how it got there.
- Albert Einstein

The key to growth is the introduction of
higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness.
- Lao Tzu

If you would lift me up you must be on higher ground.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The higher the sun rises, the less shadow it casts;
even so, the greater is the goodness, the less it covets praise;
yet cannot avoid its rewards in honors.
- Lao Tzu

Choose the higher road -
the path of charity, acceptance, love,
selflessness, and kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Character is higher than intellect.
A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is a higher court than courts of justice
and that is the court of conscience.
It supersedes all other courts.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Nurture your mind with great thoughts,
for you will never go any higher than you think.
- Benjamin Disraeli

No stream rises higher than its source.
Whatever man might build, could never
express or reflect more than he was.
He could record neither more nor less
than he had learned of life.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Honor your past, and all the consequences of that past.
Receive insight into relieving the pain
caused by past experiences and current attitudes toward life.
Observe life as it currently appears,
and then train yourself to observe life
from other perspectives that support a higher quality of living.
Re-consider your priorities.
Chart your Course.
Set Sail with Courage.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The man form is higher than the angel form;
of all forms it is the highest.
Man is the highest being in creation,
because he aspires to freedom.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

A miracle is nothing more or less than this...
Anyone who has come into a knowledge
of his true identity,
of his oneness with
the all-pervading wisdom and power,
this makes it possible for laws higher
than the ordinary mind knows of
to be revealed to him.
- Ralph Waldo Trine

The highest patriotism is not a blind acceptance of official policy,
but a love of one's country deep enough to call her to a higher plain.
- George McGovern

But, alas!
what poor Woman is ever taught that she should have
a higher Design than to get her a Husband?
- Mary Astell

Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
- Ludwig van Beethoven

Peace hath higher tests of manhood, than battle ever knew.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

Who would give a law to lovers? Love is unto itself a higher law.
- Boethius

We are always on the anvil; by trials God is shaping us for higher things.
- Henry Ward Beecher

No matter how many goals you have achieved,
you must set your sights on a higher one.
- Jessica Savitch

The higher the voice the smaller the intellect.
- Ernest Newman

Education is a method whereby
one acquires a higher grade of prejudices.
- Laurence J. Peter

No one can have a higher opinion of you than I have,
and I think you're a slimy, contemptible sewer rat!
- the movie The Great Mouse Detective

Love is much nicer to be in than an automobile accident,
a tight girdle, a higher tax bracket or a holding pattern over Philadelphia.
- Judith Viorst

Success is like death.
The more successful you become, the higher the houses
in the hills get and the higer the fences get.
- Kevin Spacey

The higher the building the lower the morals.
- Noel Coward

Adolescence is a new birth, for the higher and more
completely human traits are now born.
- G. Stanley Hall

Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you.
Never excuse yourself.
- Henry Ward Beecher

I think there is one higher office than president and
I would call that patriot.
- Gary Hart

A politician's goal is always to manipulate public debate.
I think there are some politicians with higher goals.
But all of them get corrupted by power.
- Dean Koontz

Anyone who has ever had the feeling of being higher
than a kite after giving a public speech is well aware
of the effects of attention.
- Keith Henson

The Republicans have chosen to neglect young Americans
who need assistance with the costs of higher education.
- John Conyers

You know, it's been proven that 35 to 40 hours a year
with one-on-one attention,
a student can get one grade level higher.
- Dave Eggers

Set your sights high, the higher the better.
Expect the most wonderful things to happen,
not in the future but right now.
Realize that nothing is too good.
Allow absolutely nothing to hamper you or hold you up in any way.
- Eileen Caddy

My trust in a higher power that wants me to survive
and have love in my life,
is what keeps me moving forward.
- Kenny Loggins

If education, culture, the higher life were shining
things to be worshiped from afar,
he had still a means left whereby he could draw one step nearer to them.
- Mary Antin

The College Access and Opportunity Act addresses the
important need to make higher education more affordable
and easier to access for low and middle-income students.
- Ron Lewis

The higher one climbs the lonelier one is.
- Mary Barnett Gilson

Ah, women.
They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

As I lived up to the highest light I had,
higher and higher light came to me.
- Peace Pilgrim

If this is not done, future ages will certainly look
back upon us as a people so immersed in the pursuit
of wealth as to be blind to higher considerations.
- Alfred Russel Wallace

The experience of ages has shown that a man who works on the land is purer,
nobler, higher, and more moral...
Agriculture should be at the basis of everything.
That's my idea.
- Nikolai Gogol

There is overwhelming evidence that the higher the level of self-esteem,
the more likely one will be to treat others with respect,
kindness, and generosity.
- Nathaniel Branden

There is a higher law than the Constitution.
- William Seward

There is one thing higher than Royalty:
and that is religion,
which causes us to leave the world, and seek God.
- Elizabeth I

We must ensure our system of higher education offers
world-class quality for a world-class economy.
- Bob Taft

Education, particularly higher education,
will take Africa into the mainstream of globalization.
- John Agyekum Kufuor

I have found the missing link between the higher ape and civilized man;
it is we.
- Konrad Lorenz


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