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A collection of quotes by Horace Greeley on bible, freedom, God, writing, journalism, oppression, slavery, truth, liberty, freedom, principles, advice and life.

19 Notable Quotes By Horace Greeley On Slavery, Journalism, Fame And More

Quick Facts

Famous As: Journalist, Politician, Publisher, Editor

Born On: February 3, 1811

Died On: November 29, 1872

Born In: Amherst

Founder / Co Founder: The New York Tribune

Died At Age: 61

Editor and reformer, Horace Greeley is renowned for bringing a revolution in American journalism. He is best-known as the founder and editor of ‘New York Tribune’. After struggling for few years, Greely published the first edition of ‘The New-Yorker’ along with Jonas Winchester. Apart from this, he was also active in politics and worked in the ‘Whig Party’. Later during 1941, he founded, ‘New York Tribune’; one of the leading newspapers of that time. Greeley then edited this newspaper for the next three decades and the paper discussed about the social issues during that period. He threw light on many social issues like, women rights and labors, opposed monopolies and expressed his thoughts on the same through his editorials which caught the attention of masses. A crusader, Greeley created many controversies and even challenged Abraham Lincoln over slavery.  Horace’s opinions, thoughts, writings and work on slavery, freedom, wisdom and journalism are very enthralling. Take a look at the famous thoughts and quotations by Horace Greeley which will give you a glimpse of his revolutionary mind.

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

Horace Greeley

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

Horace Greeley

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

Horace Greeley

Fame is a vapor; popularity an accident; riches take wings; the only earthly certainty is oblivion.

Horace Greeley

Apathy is a sort of living oblivion.

Horace Greeley

Always rise from the table with an appetite, and you will never sit down without one.

Horace Greeley

Go west, young man.

Horace Greeley

Common sense is very uncommon.

Horace Greeley

I never said all Democrats were saloonkeepers; what I said was all saloonkeepers are Democrats.

Horace Greeley

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

Horace Greeley

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

Horace Greeley

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

Horace Greeley

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

Horace Greeley

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

Horace Greeley

The principles of the Bible are the groundwork of human freedom.

Horace Greeley

The way we do things is to begin.

Horace Greeley

He cannot wisely consent to spend the best years of his life in getting ready to live.

Horace Greeley

Ease up, the play is over.

Horace Greeley

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

Horace Greeley