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Quotations by author » William Allen White
American Journalist known as the Sage of Emporia, whose mixture of tolerance, optimism, liberal Republicanism and provincialism made him the epitome of the thoughtful small-town American. 1868-1944
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Live for today. Multitudes of people have failed to live for today. . . . What they have had within their grasp today they have missed entirely, because only the future has intrigued them.
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My advice to the women of America is to raise more hell and fewer dahlias
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Peace without justice is tyranny.
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Reason has never failed men. Only force and repression have made the wrecks in the world.
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Rudyard Kipling coined the phrase: 'The female of the species is more deadly than the male.' Well - look at Jeannette Rankin, ... Probably a hundred men in Congress would have liked to do what she did. Not one of them had the courage to do it. The Gazette entirely disagrees with the wisdom of her position. But, Lord, it was a brave thing!
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Rudyard Kipling coined the phrase: 'The female of the species is more deadly than the male.' Well - look at Jeannette Rankin. Probably a hundred men in Congress would have liked to do what she did. Not one of them had the courage to do it. The Gazette entirely disagrees with the wisdom of her position. But, Lord, it was a brave thing!
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Since others have to tolerate my weaknesses, it is only fair that I should tolerate theirs.
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So, dear friend, put fear out of your heart. This nation will survive, this state will prosper, the orderly business of life will go forward if only men can speak in whatever way given them to utter what their hearts hold -- by voice, by posted card, by letter or by press. Reason never has failed men. Only force and repression have made the wrecks in the world.
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The facts fairly and honestly presented; truth will take care of itself.
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The talent of a meat packer, the morals of a money changer, and the manners of an undertaker.
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There is no insanity so devastating in man's life as utter sanity
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We had a man as dashing as Sheridan, as unique and picturesque as the slow-moving, taciturn Grant, as charming as Jackson, as witty as old Billy Sherman, as brave as Paul Jones.
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Whoever tramples on the plea for justice temperately made in the name of peace only outrages peace and kills something fine in the heart of man which God put there when we got our manhood.
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Youth should be radical. Youth should demand change in the world. Youth should not accept the old order if the world is to move on. But the old orders should not be moved easily -- certainly not at the mere whim or behest of youth. There must be clash and if youth hasn't enough force or fervor to produce the clash the world grows stale and stagnant and sour in decay.
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