"By George, he would make the greatest Baptist preacher on earth."
- Theodore Roosevelt On W J Bryan
"I had, in the Russian papers, news about you. I wish with all my heart success in your endeavor to . . . help the working people to enjoy the whole fruits of their toil, but I think this is not the most important thing of your life. The most important thing is to know the will of God concerning one's life, i.e., to know what he wishes us to do and fulfill it. I think that you are doing it and that is the thing in which I wish you the greatest success."
- Leo Tolstoy Letter, 1907, to William Jennings Bryan