Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.

— Horace Greeley

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It is impossible to enslave, mentally or socially, a bible-reading people.

The principles of the bible are the groundwork of human freedom.

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The darkest hour in any man's life is when he sits down to plan how to get money without earning it.

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While boasting of our noble deeds we're careful to conceal the ugly fact that by an iniquitous money system we have nationalized a system of oppression which, though more refined, is not less cruel than the old system of chattel slavery.

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Fame is a vapor, popularity is an accident, riches take wings, those who cheer today may curse tomorrow and only one thing endures - character.

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I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample underfoot.

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A cigar has "...a fire at one end and a fool at the other."

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While the Right of Suffrage is conceded to thousands notoriously ignorant, vicious, and drunken, ... a Constitutional denial to Black men, as such, of Political Rights freely secured to White men, is monstrously unjust and irrational.

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If, on a full and final review, my life and practice shall be found unworthy of my principles, let due infamy be heaped on my memory; but let none be led thereby to distrust the principles to which I proved recreant, nor yet the ability of some to adorn them by a suitable life and conversation. To unerring time be all this committed.

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Bigotry is chronic dogmatism.

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The Republic needed to be passed through chastening, purifying fires of adversity and suffering: so these came and did their work and the verdure of a new national life springs greenly, luxuriantly, from their ashes.

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There is no bigotry like that of "free thought" run to seed.

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The darkest day in a man's career is that wherein he fancies there is some easier way of getting a dollar than by squarely earning it.

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About Horace Greeley

Quotes 59 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Editor
Birthday October 16

Answering a letter from a church asking what else they should try after having failed to raise enough money on bake sales, bazaars, suppers, etc. Why not try religion?

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Journalism will kill you, but it will keep you alive while you're at it.

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Abstaining is favorable both to the head and the pocket.

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Apathy is a sort of living oblivion.

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Stupidity has no friends, and wants none.

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The darkest day of any man's life is when he sits down to plan how to get money without earning it.

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We should not care much whether those thus united (against slavery) were designated 'Whig,' 'Free Democrat' or something else; though we think some simple name like 'Republican' would more fitly designate those who had united to restore the Union to its true mission of champion and promulgator of Liberty rather than propagandist of slavery.

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Great grief makes sacred those upon whom its hand is laid.

Joy may elevate, ambition glorify, but sorrow alone can consecrate.

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Morality and religion are but words to him who fishes in gutters for the means of sustaining life, and crouches behind barrels in the street for shelter from the cutting blasts of a winter night.

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Nine-tenths of the world is entertained by scandalous rumors, which are never dissected until they are dead and, when pricked, collapse like an empty bladder.

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Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, riches take wing, and only character endures.

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Talent without tact is only half talent.

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Common Sense is very uncommon.

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You may be witty, but not satirical.

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Relaxation is a physical and moral necessity.

Animals, even to the simplest and dullest, have their games, their sports, their diversions. The toil-worn artisan, stooping and straining over his daily task, which taxes eye and brain and limb, ought to have opportunity and means for an hour or two of relaxation after that task is concluded.

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Printer's ink is the great apostle of progress, whose pulpit is the press.

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Go West, young man, and grow up with the country.

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I never said all Democrats were saloonkeepers; what I said was all saloonkeepers are Democrats.

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A widow of doubtful age will marry almost any sort of a white man.

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Ease up, the play is over.

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Ah! if the pulpit would practice what it preaches, then all would be well.

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The word "rest" is not in my vocabulary.

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Money is more trouble than it is worth.

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The way we do things is to begin.

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I am too sick to be out of bed, too crazy to sleep, and am surrounded by horrors.

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Where Labor stands idle ... there is a demonstrated deficiency, not of Capital, but of brains.

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If you have no family or friends to aid you .

. . turn your face to the Great West and there build up your home and fortune.

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The illusion that times that were are better than those that are, has probably pervaded all ages.

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No amount of preaching, exhortation, sympathy, benevolence, will render the condition of our working women what it should be, so long as the kitchen and needle are substantially their only resources.

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Men who have great riches and little culture rush into business, because they are weary of themselves.

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There is no bigotry like that of free thought run to seed.

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Duty and to-day are ours; results and futurity belong to God.

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We hope never to live in a Republic where one section is pinned to the other section by bayonets.

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Do not lounge in the cities! There is room & health in the country, away from the crowds of idlers & imbeciles. Go west, before you are fitted for no life but that of the factory.

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Washington is not a place to live in.

The rents are high, the food is bad, the dust is disgusting and the morals are deplorable. Go West, young man, go West and grow up with the country.

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The best use of a journal is to print the largest practical amount of important truth: truth which tends to make mankind wiser, and thus happier.

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There is no doctrine of Christianity but what has been anticipated by the Vedas.

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