Horace Greeley Quotes

The perception of the right of every man to do pretty much as he pleases…. [which will produce] a general profligacy and corruption such as this country has never known.

 
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Explaining the chief cause of the rising divorce rate:
Horace Greeley
Horace Greeley
  • Born: February 3, 1811
  • Died: November 29, 1872
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Editor

Horace Greeley was an American author and statesman who was the founder and editor of the New-York Tribune, among the great newspapers of its time. Long active in politics, he served briefly as a congressman from New York, and was the unsuccessful candidate of the new Liberal Republican party in the 1872 presidential election against incumbent President Ulysses S. Grant.