The Forgotten Man... Delving away in patient industry, supporting his family, paying his taxes, casting his vote, supporting the church and the school... But he is the only one for whom there is no provision in the great scramble and the big divide. Such is the Forgotten Man. He works, he votes, generally he prays—but his chief business in life is to pay... Who and where is the Forgotten Man in this case, who will have to pay for it all?

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Sumner, William Graham. "The Forgotten Man." 30 Jan. 1883. Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. Lecture.