William Jennings Bryan

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William Jennings Bryan (March 19, 1860 – July 26, 1925) was an American orator and politician from Nebraska, and a dominant force in the populist wing of the Democratic Party, standing three times as the Party's candidate for President of the United States (1896, 1900 and 1908). He served two terms as a member of the United States House of Representatives from Nebraska and was United States Secretary of State under President Woodrow Wilson (1913–1915). He resigned because of his pacifist position on World War I. Bryan was a devout Presbyterian, a strong advocate of popular democracy, and an enemy of the banks and the gold standard. He demanded "Free Silver" because he believed it undermined the evil "Money Power" and put more cash in the hands of the common people. He was a peace advocate, a supporter of Prohibition, and an opponent of Darwinism on religious and humanitarian grounds. ... More

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William Jennings Bryan #History

Photo of William Jennings Bryan My place in history will depend on what I can do for the people and not on what the people can do for me.
William Jennings Bryan #Science

Photo of William Jennings Bryan Evolution seems to close the heart to some of the plainest spiritual truths while it opens the mind to the wildest guesses advanced in the name of science.
William Jennings Bryan #Respect

Photo of William Jennings Bryan Anglo-Saxon civilization has taught the individual to protect his own rights American civilization will teach him to respect the rights of others.
William Jennings Bryan #Government

Photo of William Jennings Bryan The Imperial German Government will not expect the Government of the United States to omit any word or any act necessary to the performance of its sacred duty of maintaining the rights of the United States and its citizens and of safeguarding their free exercise and enjoyment.
William Jennings Bryan #Future

Photo of William Jennings Bryan Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.
William Jennings Bryan #Hope

Photo of William Jennings Bryan I hope the two wings of the Democratic Party may flap together.
William Jennings Bryan #Education #Religion

Photo of William Jennings Bryan If we have to give up either religion or education, we should give up education.
William Jennings Bryan #Fear

Photo of William Jennings Bryan The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear and get a record of successful experiences behind you.
William Jennings Bryan #Faith #God #Money #Teacher

Photo of William Jennings Bryan The parents have a right to say that no teacher paid by their money shall rob their children of faith in God and send them back to their homes skeptical, or infidels, or agnostics, or atheists.