John Knox Quotes

If you teach your boy that it is right to buy a vote, it is an easy step for him to learn to use money to bribe or corrupt officials or trustees of any class. If you teach your boy that it is right to steal votes, it is an easy step for him to believe that it is right to steal whatever he may need or greatly desire. The results of such an influence will enter every branch of society, it will reach your bank cashiers, and affect positions of trust in every department; it will ultimately enter your courts, and affect the administrations of justice.

 
Context
At the turn of the century, there was a moral norm in much of the country that buying and stealing votes in elections were not moral transgressions and was acceptable in the heat of political contests.
John Knox
John Knox
  • Born:
  • Died: November 24, 1572
  • Nationality: Scottish
  • Profession: Pastor, Author, Reformer

John Knox was a Scottish minister, theologian, and writer who was a leader of the country's Reformation. He is the founder of the Presbyterian Church of Scotland.