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William Jennings Bryan
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"In this controversy, I have a larger majority on my side than in any previous controversy, and I have more intolerant opponents than I have ever had in politics."
- Regarding evolution

"In this controversy, I have a larger majority on my side than in any previous controversy, and I have more intolerant opponents than I have ever had in politics."
- Regarding evolution
 
"I would rather begin with God and reason down than begin with a piece of dirt and reason up."
 
"We will answer their demand for a gold standard by saying to them: You shall not press down upon the brow of labor this crown of thorns, you shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold."
- From his "Cross of Gold" speech, 1896
 
"No one can earn a million dollars honestly."
 
"An orator is a man who says what he thinks and feels what he says."
 
"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."
 
"If we have to give up either religion or education, we should give up education."
 
"I found I have power over the audience. God grant that I may use it wisely."
- On public speaking
 
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