Charles E. Dana (1819-1897): Editor
When a dog bites a man that is not news, but when a man bites a dog, that is news.
( New York Sun, 1882)
Alvin Dark (1922-): Baseball player and manager
Any pitcher who throws at a batter and deliberately tries to hit him is a Communist.
Clarence S. Darrow (1857-1938): Attorney
With all their faults, trade-unions have done more for humanity than any other organization of men that ever existed. They have done more for decency, for honesty, for education, for the betterment of the race, for the developing of character in man, than any other association of men.
( The Railroad Trainman, November 1909)
When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it.
(On the nomination of Warren G. Harding, 1920, attributed)
Do you think you can cure the hatreds and the maladjustments of the world by hanging them? You simply show your ignorance and your hate when you say it.
(Summation in the Leopold and Loeb murder trial, 1924)
Harry M. Daugherty (1860-1941): Republican Party political strategist and attorney-general under President Harding
Well, boys, I'll tell you what I think. The convention will be deadlocked. After the other candidates have failed, we'll get together in some hotel room, oh, about 2:11 in the morning, and some 15 men, bleary-eyed with lack of sleep, will sit down around a big table and when that time comes Senator Harding will be selected.
(To reporters on the eve of the Republican National Convention, July 1920. The "smoke-filled room," the scene of the fulfillment of Daugherty's prophecy, was in the Blackstone Hotel, Chicago)
He looked like a president.
(To reporters who asked him why he sponsored Harding's candidacy, 1923)