Horace Greeley

Horace
Greeley
1811
1872

American Journalist, Statesman

Author Quotes

It is impossible to enslave mentally or socially a Bible-reading people. The principles of the Bible are the groundwork of human freedom.

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

Stupidity has no friends, and wants none.

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.

Abstaining is favorable both to the head and the pocket.

Common sense is very uncommon.

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

Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, riches take wings, those who cheer today will curse tomorrow; only one thing endures – character.

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

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

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.

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

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 the needle are substantially their only resources.

Relaxation is a physical and moral necessity.

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.

It is impossible to enslave, mentally or socially, a Bible-reading people. The principles of the Bible are the groundwork of human freedom.

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

Bigotry is a chronic dogmatism.

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

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

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

Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith.

Apathy is a sort of living oblivion.

Author Picture
First Name
Horace
Last Name
Greeley
Birth Date
1811
Death Date
1872
Bio

American Journalist, Statesman