It is impossible to enslave, mentally or socially, a bible-reading people. The principles of the bible are the groundwork of human freedom.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
Go West, young man, go West. There is health in the country, and room away from our crowds of idlers and imbeciles.
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.
The darkest hour in any man's life is when he sits down to plan how to get money without earning it.
I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample underfoot.
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.
Common sense is very uncommon.
Fame is a vapor, popularity is an accident, riches take wings, those who cheer today may curse tomorrow and only one thing endures - character.
The way we do things is to begin.
Ah! if the pulpit would practice what it preaches, then all would be well.
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.
While the Right of Suffrage is conceded to thousands notoriously ignorant, vicious, and drunken, ... a Constitutional denial to Black men, as such, of Political Rights freely secured to White men, is monstrously unjust and irrational.
Journalism kills you, but it keeps you alive as long as you're doing it.
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.
The illusion that times that were are better than those that are, has probably pervaded all ages.
The best style of writing, as well as the most forcible, is the plainest.
Go West, young man, go West and grow up with the country.
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.
A cigar has "...a fire at one end and a fool at the other."
There is no doctrine of Christianity but what has been anticipated by the Vedas.
We hope never to live in a Republic where one section is pinned to the other section by bayonets.
Journalism will kill you, but it will keep you alive while you're at it.
Talent without tact is only half talent.
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