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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I do not regret having braved public opinion, when I knew it was wrong and was sure it would be merciless.
Journalism kills you, but it keeps you alive as long as you're doing it.
The best style of writing, as well as the most forcible, is the plainest.
Bigotry is chronic dogmatism.
Go West, young man, go West and grow up with the country.
There is no bigotry like that of "free thought" run to seed.
The word "rest" is not in my vocabulary.
A cigar has "...a fire at one end and a fool at the other."
Apathy is a sort of living oblivion.
There is no doctrine of Christianity but what has been anticipated by the Vedas.
Stupidity has no friends, and wants none.
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