William Allen White Quotes

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William Allen White Quotes

Whenever a free man is in chains we are threatened also. Whoever is fighting for liberty is defending America.
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If each man or woman could understand that every other human life is as full of sorrows, or joys, or base temptations, of heartaches and of remorse as his own ... how much kinder, how much gentler he would be.

— William Allen White

Dip your pen into your arteries and write.

— William Allen White

Every great movement needs an agitator. Every leader of spiritual ideals need a John the Baptist.

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A little learning is not a dangerous thing to one who does not mistake it for a great deal.

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Greatness, generally speaking, is an unusual quantity of a usual quality grafted upon a common man.

— William Allen White

My advice to the women of America is to raise more hell and fewer dahlias.

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Reason has never failed men. Only force and repression have made the wrecks in the world.

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Liberty is the only thing you can't have unless you give it to others.

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Peace without justice is tyranny.

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I have never been bored an hour in my life. I get up every morning wondering what new strange glamorous thing is going to happen and it happens at fairly regular intervals.

— William Allen White

Consistency is the paste jewel that only cheap men cherish.

— William Allen White

Liberty is the only thing you cannot have unless you are willing to give it to others.

— William Allen White

You say that freedom of utterance is not for time of stress, and I reply with the sad truth that only in time of stress is freedom of utterance in danger? Only when free utterance is suppressed is it needed, and when it is needed it is most vital to justice.

— William Allen White

If ever the sun rises upon Barbecue, its flavor vanishes like Cinderella's silks, and it becomes cold baked beef - staler in the chill dawn than illicit love.

— William Allen White

The more riots that come out of our college campuses, the better the world for tomorrow.

— William Allen White

I would rather have written Fables in Slang than be President.

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We all have weaknesses. But I have figured that others have put up with mine so tolerably that I would be much less than fair not to make a reasonable discount for theirs.

— William Allen White

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