Grover Cleveland Quotes

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Grover Cleveland Quotes

William McKinley has left us a priceless gift in the example of a useful and pure life, in his fidelity to public trusts and in his demonstration of the value of kindly virtues that not only ennoble but lead to success.
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A cause worth fighting for is worth fighting for to the end.

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Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote. The relative positions to be assumed by man and woman in the working out of our civilization were assigned long ago by a higher intelligence than ours.

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These are days of special perplexity and depression, and the path of public duty is unusually rugged.

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If it takes the entire army and navy to deliver a postal card in Chicago, that card will be delivered.

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It is right that the influence of the Government should be known in every humble home as the guardian of frugal comfort and content, and a defense against unjust exactions, and the unearned tribute persistently coveted by the selfish and designing. It is right that efficiency and honesty in public service should not be sacrificed to partisan greed; and it is right that the suffrage of our people should be pure and free.

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Interest yourself in public affairs as a duty of citizenship, but do not surrender your faith to those who discredit and debase politics by scoffing at sentiment and principle, and whose political activity consists in attempts to gain popular support by cunning devices and shrewd manipulation.

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The ship of democracy, which has weathered all storms, may sink through the mutiny of those on board.

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A government for the people must depend for its success on the intelligence, the morality, the justice, and the interest of the people themselves.

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Officeholders are the agents of the people, not their masters.

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I have considered the pension list of the republic a roll of honor.

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In the scheme of our national government, the presidency is preeminently the people's office.

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All must admit that the reception of the teachings of Christ results in the purest patriotism, in the most scrupulous fidelity to public trust, and in the best type of citizenship.

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Unswerving loyalty to duty, constant devotion to truth, and a clear conscience will overcome every discouragement and surely lead the way to usefulness and high achievement.

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Above all, tell the truth.

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I can find no warrant for such an appropriation in the Constitution, and I do not believe that the power and duty of the General Government ought to be extended to the relief of individual suffering which is in no manner properly related to the public service or benefit.

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Grover Cleveland declined to participate in character attacks on Blaine . When presented with papers which purported to be extremely damaging to Blaine, he grabbed them, tore them up, flung the shreds into the fire, and decreed, The other side can have a monopoly of all the dirt in this campaign.

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Under our scheme of government the waste of public money is a crime against the citizen.

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The admitted right of a government to prevent the influx of elements hostile to its internal peace and security may not be questioned, even where there is not treaty stipulation on the subject.

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What do you imagine the American people would think of me if I wasted my time going to the ball game?

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