William Jennings Bryan

William Jennings Bryan

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Author Profession: US Secretary of State
Born: March 19, 1860
Died: July 26, 1925
Birth Sign: Pisces

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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.

If the Bible had said that Jonah swallowed the whale, I would believe it.

The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear and get a record of successful experiences behind you.

Destiny is no 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.

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.

Eloquent speech is not from lip to ear, but rather from heart to heart.

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.

If we have to give up either religion or education, we should give up education.

The humblest citizen of all the land, when clad in the armor of a righteous cause, is stronger than all the hosts of error.

I hope the two wings of the Democratic Party may flap together.

No one can earn a million dollars honestly.

My place in history will depend on what I can do for the people and not on what the people can do for me.

All the ills from which America suffers can be traced to the teaching of evolution.

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.

One miracle is just as easy to believe as another.

Anglo-Saxon civilization has taught the individual to protect his own rights; American civilization will teach him to respect the rights of others.

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.

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.

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.

Do not compute the totality of your poultry population until all the manifestations of incubation have been entirely completed.

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. Oscar Wilde

If only media people would stop reaching for the low-hanging fruit, which is cynicism and pessimism, and stopped trying so hard to be hip and cool and have a swagger. Emilio Estevez

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