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Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
It is impossible to enslave, mentally or socially, a bible-reading people. The principles of the bible are the groundwork of human freedom.
Go West, young man, go West. There is health in the country, and room away from our crowds of idlers and imbeciles.
Common sense is very uncommon.
The darkest hour in any man's life is when he sits down to plan how to get money without earning it.
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.
I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample underfoot.
A cigar has "...a fire at one end and a fool at the other."
Ah! if the pulpit would practice what it preaches, then all would be well.
Journalism kills you, but it keeps you alive as long as you're doing it.
Bigotry is chronic dogmatism.
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.
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.
There is no doctrine of Christianity but what has been anticipated by the Vedas.
There is no bigotry like that of "free thought" run to seed.
Men who have great riches and little culture rush into business, because they are weary of themselves.
Duty and to-day are ours; results and futurity belong to God.
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.
Go West, young man, go West and grow up with the country.
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?
Journalism will kill you, but it will keep you alive while you're at it.
Stupidity has no friends, and wants none.
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.
Apathy is a sort of living oblivion.
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.
Great grief makes sacred those upon whom its hand is laid. Joy may elevate, ambition glorify, but sorrow alone can consecrate.
You may be witty, but not satirical.
Talent without tact is only half talent.
Money is more trouble than it is worth.
Mr. Lincoln is already defeated. He cannot be re-elected.
If any young man is about to commence the world, we say to him, publicly and privately, Go to the West
The illusion that times that were are better than those that are, has probably pervaded all ages.
The way we do things is to begin.
I am too sick to be out of bed, too crazy to sleep, and am surrounded by horrors.
Printer's ink is the great apostle of progress, whose pulpit is the press.
Wisdom is never dear, provided the article be genuine.
We hope never to live in a Republic where one section is pinned to the other section by bayonets.
A widow of doubtful age will marry almost any sort of a white man.
The word "rest" is not in my vocabulary.
The best style of writing, as well as the most forcible, is the plainest.
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.
Ease up, the play is over.
I do not regret having braved public opinion, when I knew it was wrong and was sure it would be merciless.
Where Labor stands idle ... there is a demonstrated deficiency, not of Capital, but of brains.
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.
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.
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.
The darkest hour of 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.