John Hay

(John Milton Hay)

John Hay
John Hay
  • Born: October 8, 1838
  • Died: July 1, 1905
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Writer









John Milton Hay was an American statesman and official whose career in government stretched over almost half a century. Beginning as a private secretary and assistant to Abraham Lincoln, Hay's highest office was United States Secretary of State under Presidents William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt. Hay was also an author and biographer and wrote poetry and other literature throughout much of his life.

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… a hideous bugbear Immigration & Emigration ;Slaves, Slavery & The Slave Trade
… half-baked, glib, little briefless jackleg lawyer … begging for the Presidency, as a tramp might beg for a pie. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
… splendid little war War & Peace
an intellectual arrogance and unconscious assumption of superiority. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
The attitude of the Senate toward public affairs makes all serious negotiations impossible. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
The evils of tyranny are rarely seen but by him who resists it. Miscellaneous
The Republic of Panama grants to the United States in perpetuity the use, occupation and control of a zone of land and land under water for the construction maintenance, operation, sanitation and protection of said Canal of the width of ten miles extending to the distance of five miles on each side of the center line of the route of the Canal to be constructed Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
We are in a bad way. That herd of wild asses' colts [see Job 11:12], braying and kicking up their heels, is an unsatisfactory result of a hundred years of Democracy. Democracies & Republics
We want Perdicaris alive or Raisuli dead! Terrorism ;Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
Friends are the sunshine of life. Life
the simplicity & quiet ease of village life, is all humbug. The city is the only place to gain a knowledge of the world. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training

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