Horace Greeley Quotes


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

Apathy is a sort of living oblivion.

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

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?

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

Wisdom is never dear provided the article be genuine.

A cigar has "...a fire at one end and a fool at the other.

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

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

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

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.

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.

Bigotry is chronic dogmatism.

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

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

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.

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

Where Labor stands idle ... there is a demonstrated deficiency not of Capital but of brains.

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.

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

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

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.

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

The way we do things is to begin.

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

Common sense is very uncommon.

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

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

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.

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 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.

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

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

Ease up the play is over.

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

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.

Stupidity has no friends and wants none.

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

Talent without tact is only half talent.

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

Money is more trouble than it is worth.

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

The word "rest" is not in my vocabulary.

You may be witty but not satirical.

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.