William Jennings Bryan was one of the well-known American politicians, who was popular for his exemplary oratory skills. He started off his political career as a member of the House of Representatives after completing his law studies. He used his prolific oratory skills to contribute significantly to the development of the nation. This encouraged him to further become the youngest candidate to contest the Presidential election. He lost the election and went on to become a political activist before making a couple of other unsuccessful attempts at the Presidential elections. He was further appointed as the secretary of state under President Woodrow Wilson where his decision-making qualities were acknowledged. He believed in popular democracy and demanded ‘Free Silver’ to bring more money in the hands of the common people. This great faith and support for common people got him the pseudonym of ‘The Great Commoner’. He was also against the concept of war and violence which became the sole reason behind his resignation from politics during the First World War. Following are some sayings and quotes by the distinguished politician which have been curated from his speeches, writings, work, thoughts and life. Presenting a compilation of notable thoughts and quotes by William Jennings Bryan on hypothesis, misunderstandings, Bible, queer, idiocy, religion, evolution, atheists and imperialism.
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.
All the ills from which America suffers can be traced to the teaching of evolution.
William Jennings Bryan
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.