William Jennings Bryan Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 89 Quotes About William Jennings Bryan

#1. Real estate is the best investment for small savings. More money is made from the rise in real estate values than from all other causes combined. - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#2. If the Bible had said that Jonah swallowed the whale, I would believe it. - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#3. The late William Jennings Bryan, L.L.D., always had one great advantage in controversy; he was never burdened with an understanding of his opponent's case. - Author: H.L. Mencken
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#4. There have always been hucksters, cranks and populists who see a brief rise in American politics, going back to William Jennings Bryan at the turn of the century. The body politic has a way of expelling these invaders. - Author: Joseph Rago
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#5. I have been so satisfied with the Christian religion that I have spent no time trying to find arguments against it ... I am not afraid now that you will show me any. I feel that I have enough information to live and die by. - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#6. Love makes money-grabbing seem contemptible; love makes class prejudice impossible; love makes selfish ambition a thing to be despised; love converts enemies into friends. - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#7. The poor man is called a socialist if he believes that the wealth of the rich should be divided among the poor, but the rich man is called a financier if he devises a plan by which the pittance of the poor can be converted to his use. - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#8. My place in history will depend on what I can do for the people and not on what the people can do for me. - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#9. I hope the two wings of the Democratic Party may flap together. - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#10. If it be true, as I believe it is, that morality is dependent upon religion, then religion is not only the most practical thing in the world, but the first essential. - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#11. This nation is able to legislate for its own people on every question, without waiting for the aid or consent of any other nation on earth. - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#12. Next to the ministry I know of no more noble profession than the law. The object aimed at is justice, equal and exact, and if it does not reach that end at once it is because the stream is diverted by selfishness or checked by ignorance. Its principles ennoble and its practice elevates. - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#13. On Thanksgiving Day we acknowledge our dependence. - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#14. Atheists have just as much civil right to teach atheism as Christians have to teach Christianity; agnostics have just as much right to teach agnosticism as Christians have to teach their religion. - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#15. Success is brought by continued labor and continued watchfulness. We must struggle on, not for one moment hesitate, nor take one backward step. - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#16. The large banking interests were deeply interested in the World War because of the wide opportunities for large profits. - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#17. Evolution is not truth; it is merely a hypothesis-it is millions of guesses strung together. - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#18. Our government conceived in freedom and purchased with blood can be preserved only by constant vigilance. - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#19. Wars are sometimes waged to extend trade-the blood of many being shed to enrich a few. - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#20. The Imperial German Government will not expect the Government of the United States to omit any word or any act necessary to the performance of its sacred duty of maintaining the rights of the United States and its citizens and of safeguarding their free exercise and enjoyment. - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#21. Belief in God is almost universal and the effect of this belief is so vast that one is appalled at the thought of what social conditions would be if reverence for God were erased from every heart. - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#22. This is not a contest between persons. The humblest citizen in all the land, when clad in the armor of a righteous cause, is stronger than all the hosts of error. I come to you in defense of a cause as holy as the cause of liberty - the cause of humanity. - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#23. We spend months inside them, then the rest of our lives getting babied by them. - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#24. No one can earn a million dollars honestly. - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#25. Do not compute the totality of your poultry population until all the manifestations of incubation have been entirely completed. - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#26. The wisdom of the Bible writers is more than human; the prophecies proclaim a Supreme Ruler who, though inhabiting all space, deigns to speak through the hearts and minds and tongues of His children. - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#27. Behold a republic standing erect while empires all around are bowed beneath the weight of their own armaments - a republic whose flag is loved while other flags are only feared. - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#28. If there is no God there is no hereafter. When, therefore, one drives God out of the universe he closes the door of hope upon himself. - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#29. When we advocate a thing which we believe will be successful we are not compelled to raise a doubt as to our own sincerity by trying to show what we will do if we are wrong. - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#30. RockChristopher: Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice. - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#31. The essence of patriotism lies in a willingness to sacrifice for one's country, just as true greatness finds expression, not in blessings enjoyed, but in good bestowed. - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#32. Whenever one refuses to admit such a self-evident truth, for instance, as that it is wrong to steal, don't argue with him-search him; the reason may be found in his pocket. - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#33. Agnosticism is the natural attitude of the evolutionist. How can a brute mind comprehend spiritual things? - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#34. The Rock of Ages is more important than the age of rocks. - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#35. Principles are eternal ... - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#36. A man who murders another shortens by a few brief years the life of a human being; but he who votes to increase the burden of debts upon the people of the United States assumes a graver responsibility. - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#37. The Old Testament gave us the law; the New Testament reveals the love upon which the law rests. - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#38. Never be afraid to stand with the minority when the minority is right, for the minority which is right will one day be the majority. - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#39. Most of the temptations that come to us to sell the soul come in connection with the getting of money. - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#40. If you want criticisms, read the dissenting opinions of the Court. That will give you criticisms. - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#41. The people of Nebraska are for free silver and I am for free silver. I will look up the arguments later. - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#42. When I find a man who is not willing to pay his share of the burden of the government which protects him, I find a man who is unworthy to enjoy the blessings of a government like ours. - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#43. Evolution seems to close the heart to some of the plainest spiritual truths while it opens the mind to the wildest guesses advanced in the name of science. - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#44. If we have to give up either religion or education, we should give up education. - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#45. An orator is a man who says what he thinks and feels what he says. - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#46. Facts mean nothing unless they are rightly understood, rightly related and rightly interpreted. - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#47. The first thing to understand is the difference between the natural person and the fictitious person called a corporation. They differ in the purpose for which they are created, in the strength which they possess, and in the restraints under which they act. - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#48. Nation after nation, when at the zenith of its power, has proclaimed itself invincible because its army could shake the earth with its tread and its ships could fill the seas, but these nations are dead, and we must build upon a different foundation if we would avoid their fate. - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#49. Christ has made of death a narrow starlit strip between the companionships of yesterday and the reunions of tomorrow. - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#50. Only those who believe attempt the seemingly impossible. - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#51. Destiny is not a matter of chance, but of choice.
Not something to wish for, but to attain - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#52. Two people in a conversation amount to four people talking. The four are what one person says, what he really wanted to say, what his listener heard, and what he thought he heard. - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#53. The greatest things ever done on Earth have been done little by little. - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#54. If that vital spark that we find in a grain of wheat can pass unchanged through countless deaths and resurrections, will the spirit of man be unable to pass from this body to another? - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#55. As long as there are human rights to be defended; as long as there are great interests to be guarded; as long as the welfare of nations is a matter for discussion, so long will public speaking have its place. - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#56. I can not wish you success in your effort to reject the treaty because while it may win the fight it may destroy our cause. My plan cannot fail if the people are with us and we ought not to succeed unless we do have the people with us. - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#57. That is the one thing in my public career that I regret
my work to secure the enactment of the Federal Reserve Law. - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#58. Anglo-Saxon civilization has taught the individual to protect his own rights; American civilization will teach him to respect the rights of others. - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#59. God may be a matter of indifference to the evolutionists, and a life beyond may have no charm for them, but the mass of mankind will continue to worship their creator and continue to find comfort in the promise of their Savior that he has gone to prepare a place for them. - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#60. One miracle is just as easy to believe as another. - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#61. None so little enjoy themselves, and are such burdens to themselves, as those who have nothing to do. Only the active have the true relish of life. - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#62. If matter mute and inanimate, though changed by the forces of Nature into a multitude of forms, can never die, will the spirit of man suffer annihilation when it has paid a brief visit, like a royal guest, to this tenement of clay? - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#63. The humblest citizen of all the land, when clad in the armor of a righteous cause, is stronger than all the hosts of error. - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#64. A corporation has no rights except those given it by law. It can exercise no power except that conferred upon it by the people through legislation, and the people should be as free to withhold as to give, public interest and not private advantage being the end in view. - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#65. Coolidge made less speeches and got more votes than any man that ever run. (William Jennings) Bryan was listened to and cheered by more people than any single human in politics, and he lost. So there is a doubt just whether talking does you good or harm. - Author: Will Rogers
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#66. When the history of this period is written, [William Jennings] Bryan will stand out as one of the most remarkable men of his generation and one of the biggest political men of our country. - Author: William Howard Taft
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#67. I am the first to admit that I am no great orator or no person that got where I have gotten by any William Jennings Bryan technique. - Author: Gerald R. Ford
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#68. There is no more reason to believe that man descended from some inferior animal than there is to believe that a stately mansion has descended from a small cottage. - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#69. If it weren't for the lawyers we wouldn't need them. - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#70. We can exterminate Ku Kluxism better by recognizing their honesty and teaching them that they are wrong. - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#71. The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear, and get a record of successful experiences behind you. - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#72. The great political questions are in their final analysis great moral questions. - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#73. By the early 1920s, the America of Jefferson, Lincoln, Whitman, and the young William Jennings Bryan had ceased to exist. It had been replaced by the world of McKinley, Teddy Roosevelt, J. Edgar Hoover, and Woodrow Wilson. - Author: Oliver Stone
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#74. We have our thoughts, our hopes, our fears, and yet we know that in a moment a change may come over any one of us that will convert a living, breathing human being into a mass of lifeless clay. - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#75. All the ills from which America suffers can be traced to the teaching of evolution. - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#76. Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved. - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#77. No greater victory can be won by citizens or soldiers than to transform temporary foes into permanent friends. - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#78. If the Bible and the microscope do not agee, the microscope is wrong - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#79. If we desire rules to govern our spiritual development we turn back to the Sermon on the Mount. - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#80. If we steal a man's purse we are thieves. If we steal twelve hundred islands we are patriots. If you steal a man's money you will be sent to the penitentiary. If you steal his liberty you will be sent to the White House. - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#81. Eloquent speech is not from lip to ear, but rather from heart to heart. - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#82. There can be no settlement of a great cause without discussion, and people will not discuss a cause until their attention is drawn to it. - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#83. Patriotism is a mystery-intangible, invisible, and yet eternal. - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#84. A belief in God is fundamental; upon it rest the influences that control life. - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#85. If God himself was not willing to use coercion to force man to accept certain religious views, man, uninspired and liable to error, ought not to use the means that Jehovah would not employ. - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#86. Greed is at the bottom of most of the wrong-doing with which government has to deal. - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#87. Burn down your cities and leave our farms, and your cities will spring up again as if by magic; but destroy our farms and the grass will grow in the streets of every city in the country. - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#88. The parents have a right to say that no teacher paid by their money shall rob their children of faith in God and send them back to their homes skeptical, or infidels, or agnostics, or atheists. - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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#89. The speech of one who knows what he is talking about and means what he says-it is thought on fire. - Author: William Jennings Bryan
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