Having behind us the producing masses of this nation and the world, supported by the commercial interests, the labor interests, and the toilers everywhere, we will answer their demand for a gold standard by saying to them: You shall not press down upon the brow of labor this crown of thorns, you shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold.
Administration in the State of Neva, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943). Quoting William Jennings Bryan in his 1896 speech to the Democratic National Convention. Nevada: A Guide to the Silver State (The WPA Guide to Nevada), p. 49, in "Wilderness to Modern State," Binfords & Mort (1940).
Opposing the introduction of a gold standard of coinage.