About Lincoln Steffens:
Lincoln Joseph Steffens is remembered for investigating corruption in municipal government in American cities and for his early support for the Soviet Union.
An educated mind is nothing but the God-given mind of a child after his parents’ and his grandparents’ generation have got through molding it. We can’t help teaching you; you will ask that of us; but we are prone to teach you what we know, and ...Lincoln Steffens
The longer I live, the more I feel that the individual is not so much to blame - not even the worst individuals, not even the 'best' citizens - as the system of corruption which has grown up about us, and which rewards an honest man with a mere livin...Lincoln Steffens
My father made with me one serious mistake which I see parents about me making. He got himself somehow into the awkward position of an authority; I thought he knew and was right on everything - for a while.Lincoln Steffens