- "A good landlord is as rare as a white blackbird."
- "The heartless savage of Rosturk, the bigoted, brandy-marked despot."
- "Lord Lucan has been distributing Christmas cards amongst his Kilmeena tenants in the shape of ejectments for non-payment of rent."
- "You can see into their brains through the prisms of their tongues."
- "A million of Irishmen need not fear the worn-out, washed-away, white-headed old generals of the London clubs - and their army is composed mostly of such."
- "The man who rack-rents his tenantry, who as ex-officio guardian votes without hesitation in favour of the interests of his class, will carry those same fells and prejudices with him when he sets about deciding a point of law."
- "We can see the miserable denizens of the ninety-four thousand one-roomed huts in each of which families, a half dozen old and young, married and single, lie and rise in presence of each other, and strange is the apathy, the indifference, the neglect of the great body of the roman catholic clergy to this degraded condition of their flock."
- "You are condemned to work and toil to support in idleness a class of unconvicted land-robbers."
- "The castles must be demolished. The cottages must be re-erected. The army must be removed, the police must be diminished. The lands must be divided amongst the cultivators. The poor-house must be dissolved. The Irish parliament must be revived."
Compiled by Mary Nestor, Kerry McCarthy, Neil Donnelly and Oisin McEllin, Ballina, in their project 'James Daly - The Power of the Press and the Land League'