"The dummies sit on the dais. The smart people are in the dark, by the exit."
--- Garrison Keillor
"Self respect is the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious."
--- H.L. Mencken
"The gulf between employers and employed is constantly widening, and classes are rapidly forming, one comprising the very rich and powerful, while in another are found the toiling poor."
-- Grover Cleveland, annual message to congress, 1888
"Evolution through struggle as an axiom (was) in all his thinking. Life, for him, was strife."
--- Historian John Morton about Teddy Roosevelt
(Editor's note: Quote/Unquote is produced weekly by Wilson in St. Louis, gateway to The Wild West.)