Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

William Gibbs McAdoo

American Politician, Lawyer and Statesman

"It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man by argument."

"The fact is that there is a serious danger of this country becoming a pluto-democracy; that is, a sham republic with the real government in the hands of a small clique of enormously wealthy men, who speak through their money, and whose influence, even today, radiates to every corner of the United States."

"There is no tyranny so dangerous or deplorable as the tyranny of an unjust majority. "