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Sap and Salt: Quips and Quotes

November 10, 2009

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This “column,” which was more a collection of quotes, ran in the papers with the header above during the 1920s. It could have ran longer, I didn’t check.

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Instead of investigating crookedness, Congress might look around and see if it can find any honesty.

The Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania) Jul 9, 1924

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Emotion wins more votes than reason.

The Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania)  Oct 7, 1924

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The only ones who opposed freedom to others are those who are afraid of losing their own.

The Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania) Jul 14, 1924

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Hez Heck says: “Human nature ain’t never satisfied with a good thing. It monkeys around until it gets something worse.”

The Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania) Jul 16, 1924

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Air is the only thing on earth that is not bought or sold, but Congress will get around to it one of these days.

The Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania) Jul 30, 1924

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It is the business of politics to study popular ignorance and work it up into votes.

The Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania) Aug 1, 1924

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Things done by force are always done wrong.

The Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania) Aug 5, 1924

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While democracy is hardly safe, profiteers surely are.

The Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania) Aug 12, 1924

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Hez Heck says: “Civilization is a process that makes men do by stealth what they are naturally inclined to do openly.”

The Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania) Aug 25, 1924

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The majority is wrong oftener than the minority.

Every time you abridge the rights of others you abridge your own.

If you have no facts to back you up, never mind; you can formulate a “doctrine.”

The Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania) Sep 6, 1924

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Too many of us had rather be admired than respected.

The good will and friendship of a rascal are a heavy liability.

A colossal amount of time is wasted in trying to make truth out of opinion.

The Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania) Oct 9, 1924

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Authority is coveted by all, but unscrupulous men fairly hanker for it.

The Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania) Sep 16, 1924

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Hez Heck says: “Truth loses its purity the minute you begin to monkey with it.”

The Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania) Sep 26, 1924

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It generally happens that a man with many suits of clothes is not burdened with many ideas.

The Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania) Jul 12, 1924

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A law-ridden nation is always a tax-ridden nation.

The Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania) Oct 10, 1924

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When a radical is right he can’t be too radical.

The Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania) Sep 18, 1924

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The human hand serves two distinct uses: One is to shake with, and he other is to handle a gun.

The Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania) Sep 27, 1924

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Hez Heck says: “When an enemy praises you, keep your hand on your gun.”

The Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania) Jul 11, 1924