Lincoln Steffens Quotes
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The spirit of graft and of lawlessness is the American spirit.
If we would vote in mass on the more promising ticket, or, if the two are equally bad, would throw out the party that is in, and wait till the next election, and then throw out the other party that is in — then, I say, the commerical politician would feel a demand for good government and he would supply it.
One improvement I have learned from my childhood experience with my father: I do not threaten punishment in the morning. That was awful. Late into the night I would lie awake tossing and wondering what he was going to do to me. Usually he did nothing. A quiet, impressive 'talking to' was all I got.