With malice toward none, with charity for all. That is a semantic example
of a tautology. But can one really say that he KNOWS that? I would need
observation to know if Mr. Lincoln really was a person with malic toward
none, with charity for all.
Sorry, Glenn, this quotation is not a tautology. In face, it does not
represent a statement, and so cannot be true, a requirement for a
tautology. A proper example is "All men are mortal," which springs from
the traditional definition. "Some men have red hair," while true, is not
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