Huey P. Long

(Huey Pierce Long Jr.)

Huey P. Long
Huey P. Long
  • Born: August 30, 1893
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… great contest for commercial supremacy. War & Peace
… grinning devils Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
All I care about is what the boys at the fork of the creek think of me. Public Opinion & Polling
Anyone here own 4 suits? Three suits? Even 2 suits? Well J. P. Morgan has over 100 suits, each one stolen off the back of a working man. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes ;Social Sciences ;Capitalism
As a rule I don't care a damn what any crooked newspaperman says about me, because they're mostly goddamn liars. Media, Journalism & The Press
Democracy’s opportunity. Here is the opportunity to be of service to the people. Here is the chance for this party to have been of service to the people of the United States. Here is our chance to have been of help to the poor man. Here is our chance to have relieved him of the burdens and to have given him the benefits of a government that could have promoted the enterprises and furnished the conveniences and the facilities needed by every man, woman, and child in this country. Democracies & Republics
Every Man A King Slogans & Mottoes
Every Man a King, Every Man a King; For you can be a millionaire; There's Something belonging to others; There's enough for all people to share. Slogans & Mottoes
Every man a king." Every man to eat when there is something to eat; all to wear something when there is something to wear. That makes us all sovereign. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Governor of Louisiana By the Grace of the People Miscellaneous
I came to Washington where I knew I would be farther away from America than I could be on some foreign shore. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
I used to try and get things done by saying please. Now I dynamite them out of the way. Management & Managing Government
I wonder why he shot me?. Miscellaneous
I’m the constitution around here now. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
It is not the difficulty of the problem which we have; it is the fact that the rich people of this country -- and by rich people I mean the super-rich -- will not allow us to solve the problems, or rather the one little problem that is afflicting this country, because in order to cure all of our woes it is necessary to scale down the big fortunes, that we may scatter the wealth to be shared by all of the people. Miscellaneous
No one should be richer than a ten millionaire and no one should be without a home. Economics, The Economy & Fiscal Affairs
Share the Wealth Slogans & Mottoes
So, we have in America today, my friends, a condition by which about 10 men dominate the means of activity in at least 85 percent of the activities that you own. They either own directly everything or they have got some kind of mortgage on it, with a very small percentage to be excepted. They own the banks, they own the steel mills, they own the railroads, they own the bonds, they own the mortgages, they own the stores, and they have chained the country from one end to the other Business, Commerce & Finance
The governor’s mansion was not good enough for me, although it was too good for my predecessor. Detriments & Qualifications ;Public Office: Benefits
The rich don’t want the poor to get ahead of them. Poverty
The wealth of this land must be immediately redistributed among its 125 million people if America is to be saved as a country. Poverty
This state shows every need for a constructive administration, devoted to the protection and expansion of labor and capital, industry, and agriculture, all working toward the efficiency of our courts, public schools, freedom in religious beliefs and reduction in taxation and burdens of government, and toward liberating our state and our institutions from the ever growing modern tendency of monopoly and concentration of power Management & Managing Government
We have trouble, my friends, in the country, because we have too much money owing, the greatest indebtedness that has every been given to civilization … Two hundred and seventy-two thousand millions of dollars of debts are owed by the various people of this country today. Why, my friends, that cannot be paid. It is not possible for that kind of debt to be paid. Budgets & Budgeting
We hold the view that all men are created equal." Now, what did they mean by that? Did they mean, my friends, to say that all men were created equal and that that meant that any one man was born to inherit $10 billion and that another child was to be born to inherit nothing? Did that mean, my friends, that someone would come into this world without having had an opportunity, of course, to have hit one lick of work, should be born with more than it and all of its children and children's children could every dispose of, but that another one would have to be born into a life of starvation? Equality & Equal Opportunity
You must keep the wealth of the country scattered, and you must limit the amount that any one man can own. Regulation & Deregulation
You tell that imperial bastard in Mississippi to keep out of Louisiana. Tell that son of a bitch that I am not just using an expression; I am referring to the circumstances of his birth. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes