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Horace Greeley Quote: “Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.”

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

— Horace Greeley



Horace Greeley Quote: “Common sense is very uncommon.”

Common sense is very uncommon.

— Horace Greeley


Horace Greeley Quote: “Journalism will kill you, but it will keep you alive while you’re at it.”

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

— Horace Greeley


Horace Greeley Quote: “Go West, young man, go West. There is health in the country, and room away from our crowds of idlers and imbeciles.”

Go West, young man, go West. There is health in the country, and room away from our crowds of idlers and imbeciles.

— Horace Greeley


Horace Greeley Quote: “It is impossible to enslave, mentally or socially, a bible-reading people. The principles of the bible are the groundwork of human freedom.”

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

— Horace Greeley


Horace Greeley Quote: “Go West, young man, go West and grow up with the country.”

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

— Horace Greeley


Horace Greeley Quote: “Bigotry is chronic dogmatism.”

Bigotry is chronic dogmatism.

— Horace Greeley


Horace Greeley Quote: “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.”

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.

— Horace Greeley


Horace Greeley Quote: “We hope never to live in a Republic where one section is pinned to the other section by bayonets.”

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

— Horace Greeley


Horace Greeley Quote: “We are not one people. We are two peoples. We are a people for Freedom and a people for Slavery. Between the two, conflict is inevitable.”

We are not one people. We are two peoples. We are a people for Freedom and a people for Slavery. Between the two, conflict is inevitable.

— Horace Greeley



Horace Greeley Quote: “The darkest hour in any man’s life is when he sits down to plan how to get money without earning it.”

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

— Horace Greeley


Horace Greeley Quote: “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.”

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.

— Horace Greeley


Horace Greeley Quote: “Our country right or wrong is an evil motto – what if your country be in the wrong? It will only compound her injury. I wish to serve the republic with an honest and fearless criticism.”

Our country right or wrong is an evil motto – what if your country be in the wrong? It will only compound her injury. I wish to serve the republic with an honest and fearless criticism.

— Horace Greeley


Horace Greeley Quote: “I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample underfoot.”

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

— Horace Greeley


Horace Greeley Quote: “There is no bigotry like that of “free thought” run to seed.”

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

— Horace Greeley


Horace Greeley Quote: “Apathy is a sort of living oblivion.”

Apathy is a sort of living oblivion.

— Horace Greeley


Horace Greeley Quote: “I am too sick to be out of bed, too crazy to sleep, and am surrounded by horrors.”

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

— Horace Greeley


Horace Greeley Quote: “Great grief makes sacred those upon whom its hand is laid. Joy may elevate, ambition glorify, but sorrow alone can consecrate.”

Great grief makes sacred those upon whom its hand is laid. Joy may elevate, ambition glorify, but sorrow alone can consecrate.

— Horace Greeley


Horace Greeley Quote: “If any young man is about to commence the world, we say to him, publicly and privately, Go to the West.”

If any young man is about to commence the world, we say to him, publicly and privately, Go to the West.

— Horace Greeley


Horace Greeley Quote: “Printer’s ink is the great apostle of progress, whose pulpit is the press.”

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

— Horace Greeley



Horace Greeley Quote: “The best style of writing, as well as the most forcible, is the plainest.”

The best style of writing, as well as the most forcible, is the plainest.

— Horace Greeley


Horace Greeley Quote: “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.”

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.

— Horace Greeley


Horace Greeley Quote: “Duty and to-day are ours; results and futurity belong to God.”

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

— Horace Greeley


Horace Greeley Quote: “The word “rest” is not in my vocabulary.”

The word “rest” is not in my vocabulary.

— Horace Greeley


Horace Greeley Quote: “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.”

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.

— Horace Greeley


Horace Greeley Quote: “Stupidity has no friends, and wants none.”

Stupidity has no friends, and wants none.

— Horace Greeley


Horace Greeley Quote: “Men who have great riches and little culture rush into business, because they are weary of themselves.”

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

— Horace Greeley


Horace Greeley Quote: “I do not regret having braved public opinion, when I knew it was wrong and was sure it would be merciless.”

I do not regret having braved public opinion, when I knew it was wrong and was sure it would be merciless.

— Horace Greeley


Horace Greeley Quote: “Talent without tact is only half talent.”

Talent without tact is only half talent.

— Horace Greeley


Horace Greeley Quote: “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.”

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.

— Horace Greeley



Horace Greeley Quote: “You may be witty, but not satirical.”

You may be witty, but not satirical.

— Horace Greeley


Horace Greeley Quote: “The way we do things is to begin.”

The way we do things is to begin.

— Horace Greeley


Horace Greeley Quote: “Ease up, the play is over.”

Ease up, the play is over.

— Horace Greeley


Horace Greeley Quote: “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?”

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?

— Horace Greeley


Horace Greeley Quote: “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 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.

— Horace Greeley


Horace Greeley Quote: “The illusion that times that were are better than those that are, has probably pervaded all ages.”

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

— Horace Greeley


Horace Greeley Quote: “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.”

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.

— Horace Greeley


Horace Greeley Quote: “Money is more trouble than it is worth.”

Money is more trouble than it is worth.

— Horace Greeley


Horace Greeley Quote: “A widow of doubtful age will marry almost any sort of a white man.”

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

— Horace Greeley


Horace Greeley Quote: “Ah! if the pulpit would practice what it preaches, then all would be well.”

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

— Horace Greeley



Horace Greeley Quote: “Wisdom is never dear, provided the article be genuine.”

Wisdom is never dear, provided the article be genuine.

— Horace Greeley


Horace Greeley Quote: “Mr. Lincoln is already defeated. He cannot be re-elected.”

Mr. Lincoln is already defeated. He cannot be re-elected.

— Horace Greeley


Horace Greeley Quote: “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.”

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.

— Horace Greeley


Horace Greeley Quote: “There is no doctrine of Christianity but what has been anticipated by the Vedas.”

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

— Horace Greeley

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