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William Jennings Bryan Quotes

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.
William Jennings Bryan
Future, Matter, Chance

The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear and get a record of successful experiences behind you.
William Jennings Bryan
Fear, Successful, Behind

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.
William Jennings Bryan
Again, Leave, Spring

If the Bible had said that Jonah swallowed the whale, I would believe it.
William Jennings Bryan
Said, Bible, Swallowed

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.
William Jennings Bryan
Stand, Afraid, Majority

Eloquent speech is not from lip to ear, but rather from heart to heart.
William Jennings Bryan
Heart, Rather, Speech

My place in history will depend on what I can do for the people and not on what the people can do for me.
William Jennings Bryan
History, Depend

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.
William Jennings Bryan
Faith, God, Money

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.
William Jennings Bryan
Great, Until, Attention

All the ills from which America suffers can be traced to the teaching of evolution.
William Jennings Bryan
America, Teaching, Evolution

I hope the two wings of the Democratic Party may flap together.
William Jennings Bryan
Hope, Together, Party

Behold a republic standing erect while empires all around are bowed beneath the weight of their own armaments – a republic whose flag is loved while other flags are only feared.
William Jennings Bryan
While, Loved, Whose

No one can earn a million dollars honestly.
William Jennings Bryan
Million, Honestly, Dollars

If we have to give up either religion or education, we should give up education.
William Jennings Bryan
Education, Religion, Either

Do not compute the totality of your poultry population until all the manifestations of incubation have been entirely completed.
William Jennings Bryan
Until, Population, Entirely

None so little enjoy themselves, and are such burdens to themselves, as those who have nothing to do. Only the active have the true relish of life.
William Jennings Bryan
Life, True, Themselves

Anglo-Saxon civilization has taught the individual to protect his own rights; American civilization will teach him to respect the rights of others.
William Jennings Bryan
Respect, Others, Individual

The humblest citizen of all the land, when clad in the armor of a righteous cause, is stronger than all the hosts of error.
William Jennings Bryan
Cause, Stronger, Land

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.
William Jennings Bryan
Government, Free, Word

There is no more reason to believe that man descended from some inferior animal than there is to believe that a stately mansion has descended from a small cottage.
William Jennings Bryan
Reason, Small, Animal

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.
William Jennings Bryan
Science, Mind, Heart

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.
William Jennings Bryan
Between, Humanity, Liberty

If that vital spark that we find in a grain of wheat can pass unchanged through countless deaths and resurrections, will the spirit of man be unable to pass from this body to another?
William Jennings Bryan
Another, Body, Spirit

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