Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Horace Greeley

American Journalist, Statesman

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

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

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

"Bigotry is a chronic dogmatism."

"Apathy is a sort of living oblivion."

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

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

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

"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."

"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."

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

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

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

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

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

"Common sense is very uncommon."

"Abstaining is favorable both to the head and the pocket."

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

"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."

"Stupidity has no friends, and wants none."

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