Horace Greeley

1811 - 1872

A Quote by Horace Greeley on fame, popularity, money, and character

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

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A Quote by Horace Greeley on regret

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I do not regret having braved public opinion, when I knew it was wrong and was sure it would be merciless.

Horace Greeley (1811 - 1872)

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A Quote by Horace Greeley on illusions

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

Horace Greeley (1811 - 1872)

Source: The American Conflict.

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A Quote by Horace Greeley

The masses of our countrymen, North and South, are eager to clasp hands across the bloody chasm which has so long divided them.

Horace Greeley (1811 - 1872)

Source: Acceptance of Liberal Republican Nomination as President. May 29, 1872.

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A Quote by Horace Greeley on church, failure, money, religion, and sales

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?

Horace Greeley (1811 - 1872)

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A Quote by Horace Greeley on wisdom

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Wisdom is never dear, provided the article be genuine.

Horace Greeley (1811 - 1872)

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A Quote by Horace Greeley on life and money

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

Horace Greeley (1811 - 1872)

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A Quote by Horace Greeley on age

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

Horace Greeley (1811 - 1872)

Source: Letter to Dr. Rufus Wilmot Griswold.

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