(6 Apr 1866 - 9 Aug 1936)
American journalist , renowned as a muckraking editor who exposed corruption in government and business. His most famous quote is 'I have seen the future and it works,' made upon returning after a stay in Russia (1919-21).
Science Quotes by Lincoln Steffens (1 quote)
In science, probably ninety-nine percent of the knowable has to be discovered. We know only a few streaks about astronomy. We are only beginning to imagine the force and composition of the atom. Physics has not yet found any indivisible matter, or psychology a sensible soul.
— Lincoln Steffens
'This World Depression of Ours is Chock-full of Good News', Hearst's International Combined with Cosmopolitan, (Oct 1932), 26. Reprinted in Ella Winter and Herbert Shapiro The World of Lincoln Steffens (1962), 216.