Joseph Pulitzer's retirement message sent to the St. Louis Post Dispatch 
on April 10, 1907:
"I know that my retirement will make no difference in its 
cardinal principles, that it will always fight for progress
and reform, never tolerate injustice or corruption, always
fight demagogues of all parties, never belong to any party,
always oppose privileged classes and public plunderers, never
lack sympathy with the poor, always remain devoted to the
public welfare, never be satisfied with merely printing news,
always be drastically independent, and never be afraid to attack
wrong, whether by predatory plutocracy or predatory poverty."