William Allan White

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… an earthworm boring beneath the roots of local self-government by cities and States, burrowing silently yet with incalculable power, loosening the soil, sagging foundations…. He is devoid of any moral nature … a machine himself—hard, impulses, cunning, cute but witless, immovable, inexorable, grinding. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
A party is no place for a crank. If he cannot compromise and go forward, he should flock alone. Political Parties & Machines
Any appeasement of tyranny is treason to this republic and to the democratic ideal. Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
He survived politically for forty years. No matter what the issue was, it did not concern him. He knew that if he could call a man’s name in a crowd, shake hands with him and ask him about his wife and children, whose names were also in the little book, he had that man’s vote. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
I formed a great desire to help you be president of the United States. It has seemed to me that if I could perform some service for you that would land you in the Presidency I could perform as great a service for my country as I could perform on the battlefield. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
My advice to the women of America is to raise more hell and fewer dahlias Civil Disorder, Riots, Protests & Demonstrations
No other friendship in our modern politics has meant more to the American people for it has made two most important and devoted public servants wiser, kindlier, and more useful men. Presidency, Vice Presidency & Prime Ministership
Parties are means for good government and not its ends. Political Parties & Machines
The best citizens were supposed to desire honest men in office, men who would not take bribes, men who would appoint high-minded men as their subordinates, men who would look after the public interest, see that public charities were well supported. Voters, Voting & Elections
The subconscious moral sense or the people has come to a distinct realization of the fact that crimes are possible in what we call high finance as they are in lower quarters. Morality, Ethics & Conflict of Interest
The times demand not a man bearing promises of new things, but a man who can finish the things begun... Presidency, Vice Presidency & Prime Ministership
There is no boss so powerful that he can overcome the people.. Power
This nation will survive, this state will prosper, the orderly business of life will go forward if only men can speak in whatever way given them to utter what their hearts hold—by voice, by posted card, by letter or by press. Reason never has failed men. Only force and repression have made the wrecks in the world. Freedom & Liberty
Thousands of interests that have known no Federal regulation and control will be welded to the Government hereafter, and can only grow and develop under the hands of Congress and the President. Regulation & Deregulation
Violence, indeed, is the child of suppression. Civil Disorder, Riots, Protests & Demonstrations
Youth should not accept the old order if the world is to move on. Reform, Change, Transformation & Reformers