A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from November 07, 2011
“No man escapes when freedom fails, the best men rot in filthy jails…”

Hiram Mann. a New York City attorney who died at age 83 in 1955, had these lines published in the Wall Street Journal in 1947:

No man escapes
When freedom fails,
The best men rot in filthy jails;
And they who cried: “Appease, Appease!”
Are hanged by men they tried to please.


The lines have been frequently quoted, especially by libertarians.


Tentmaker
Freedom and Liberty Quotes
“No man survives when freedom fails, the best men rot in filthy jails, And those who cry ‘appease, appease’ Are hanged by those they tried to please.” Hiram Mann

28 March 1947, Wall Street Journal, Letters to the Editor:
No man escapes
When freedom fails,
The best men rot in filthy jails;
And they who cried: “Appease, Appease!”
Are hanged by men they tried to please.
HIRAM MANN,
New York City.

22 July 1955, New York (NY) Times, pg. 23:
Hiram Mann, Attorney, 83, Dies;
Won 27-Year Fight for Navy Men

Goerge Hiram Mann, colorful New York attorney who fought one claim case for twenty-seven years, died yesterday in Roosevelt Hospital after a short illness. His age was 83. He resided at 313 West Fifty-seventh Street.

Mr. Mann’s great battle began in 1908. The self-taught attorney took a case involving overtime payments for 1,400 Navy yard workers. In 1935 the claim was settled when Congress passed a bill authorizing $332,342.72 for the back pay.
(...)
An individualist, Hiram Mann (he seldom used his first name George) carried the fight far beyond courtroom walls.
(...)
His activities, always good-hearted and well meant, were those of the maverick. He wrote and had printed a poster-size appraisal of the Constitution that he sent to anyone he felt would benefit. He sent letters to newspapers on a wide variety of topics. He mailed privately-printed poems on the subject of “Mother” to those in prison.

Google Books
Military Medicine
Volumes 116-117
1955
Pg. 362:
WHEN FREEDOM FAILS
No man escapes, when freedom fails
The best men rot in filthy jails;
And they who ordered, “appease, appease,’
Are hung by men they tried to please. — HIRAM MANN

Google News Archive
1 October 1967, Times Tri-Cities Daily (Florence, Sheffield, Tuscumbla, Muscle SHoals, AL), “What’s Your Opinion,” pg. 4, col. 5:
“No man escapes when freedom fails, the best men rot in filthy jails, and those who cried ‘Appease! Appease!’ are hanged by those they tried to please.”

GlobalSecurity.org
CHINA’S THEFT OF NUCLEAR SECRETS (Senate - March 15, 1999)
(...)
[Page: S2615]
Hiram Mann said, ‘No man survives when freedom fails, the best men rot in filthy jails, and those who cry appease, appease are hanged by those they tried to please.’

Three Dead Words
Nov. 1/11 Alex Jones talks with Fritz Springmeier, an Illuminati Mind Control Whistleblower
November 01, 2011 J.G.Janzen
(...)
http://www.infowars.com/political-prisoner-fritz-springmeier-speaks/

Here is a quote from Hiram Mann:

“No man survives when freedom fails, The best men rot in filthy jails, And those who cry ‘appease, appease’, Are hanged by those they tried to please.”

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • (0) Comments • Monday, November 07, 2011 • Permalink