Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident and money takes wings. The only thing that endures is character.
Horace Greeley (1811 - 1872)
Source: "Breaks of the Game" by David Halberstam; orginally quoted from Horace Greeley
Contributed by: Tony Z
I do not regret having braved public opinion, when I knew it was wrong and was sure it would be merciless.
Contributed by: Zaady
The illusion that times that were are better than those that are, has probably pervaded all ages.
Source: The American Conflict.
The masses of our countrymen, North and South, are eager to clasp hands across the bloody chasm which has so long divided them.
Source: Acceptance of Liberal Republican Nomination as President. May 29, 1872.
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?
Wisdom is never dear, provided the article be genuine.
The darkest hour in any man's life is when he sits down to plan how to get money without earning it.
A widow of doubtful age will marry almost any sort of a white man.
Source: Letter to Dr. Rufus Wilmot Griswold.
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