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The forgotten man. He is the clean, quiet, virtuous domestic citizen who pays his debts and his taxes and is never heard of outside his little circle. ... He works, he votes, generally he prays, but his chief business in life is to pay.
- William Graham Sumner | Homo Sapiens Quotes
He who would be well taken care of must take care of himself.
- William Graham Sumner | Self-Reliance Quotes
What we prepare for is what we shall get.
- William Graham Sumner | Positive Quotes
A wiser rule would be to make up your mind soberly what you want, peace or war, and then to get ready for what you want; for what we prepare for is what we shall get.
- William Graham Sumner | Decisions Quotes
Men never cling to their dreams with such tenacity as at the moment when they are losing faith in them, and know it, but do not dare yet to confess it to themselves.
- William Graham Sumner | Action Quotes
Who is the Forgotten Man? He is the clean, quiet, virtuous, domestic citizen, who pays his debts and his taxes and is never heard of out of his little circle.
- William Graham Sumner | Forgetfulness Quotes


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