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#1. I would rather the man who presents something for my consideration subject me to a zephyr of truth and a gentle breeze of responsibility rather than blow me down with a curtain of hot wind. - Author: Grover Cleveland
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#2. I have tried so hard to do right. - Author: Grover Cleveland
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#3. Your every voter, as surely as your chief magistrate, exercises a public trust. - Author: Grover Cleveland
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#4. Above all, tell the truth. - Author: Grover Cleveland
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#5. We will not forget that Liberty has made her home here, nor shall her chosen altar be neglected ... A stream of light shall pierce the darkness of ignorance and mans oppression until Liberty enlightens the world. - Author: Grover Cleveland
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#6. Unskilled in sophistry and new to the darker ways of national politics, Grover Cleveland faced his accusers, his slanderers, and his judges, the sovereign people, conscious of the general rectitude of his life, and courageously determined to bear the burdens of his sins in so far as guilt was his. - Author: Grover Cleveland
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#7. Sometimes I wake at night in the White House and rub my eyes and wonder if it is not all a dream. - Author: Grover Cleveland
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#8. 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. - Author: Grover Cleveland
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#9. I can find no warrant for such appropriation in the Constitution. - Author: Grover Cleveland
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#10. Every citizen owes to the country a vigilant watch and close scrutiny of its public servants and a fair and reasonable estimate of their fidelity. - Author: Grover Cleveland
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#11. WHATEVER YOU DO, TELL THE TRUTH. - Author: Grover Cleveland
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#12. I mistake the American people if they favor the odious doctrine that there is no such thing as international morality; that there is one law for a strong nation and another for a weak one. - Author: Grover Cleveland
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#13. A truly American sentiment recognizes the dignity of labor and the fact that honor lies in honest toil. - Author: Grover Cleveland
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#14. A cause worth fighting for is worth fighting for to the end. - Author: Grover Cleveland
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#15. In these sad and ominous days of mad fortune chasing, every patriotic, thoughtful citizen, whether he fishes or not, should lament that we have not among our countrymen more fishermen. - Author: Grover Cleveland
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#16. Officeholders are the agents of the people, not their masters. - Author: Grover Cleveland
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#17. Minds do not act together in public; they simply stick together; and when their private activities are resumed, they fly apart again. - Author: Grover Cleveland
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#18. It is the responsibility of the citizens to support their government. It is not the responsibility of the government to support its citizens. - Author: Grover Cleveland
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#19. It is a condition which confronts us-not a theory. - Author: Grover Cleveland
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#20. It is no credit to me to do right. I am never under any temptation to do wrong! - Author: Grover Cleveland
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#21. 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. - Author: Grover Cleveland
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#22. I know there is a Supreme Being who rules the affairs of men and whose goodness and mercy have always followed the American people, and I know He will not turn from us now if we humbly and reverently seek His powerful aid. - Author: Grover Cleveland
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#23. If it takes the entire army and navy to deliver a postal card in Chicago, that card will be delivered. - Author: Grover Cleveland
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#24. The lessons of paternalism ought to be unlearned and the better lesson taught that while the people should patriotically and cheerfully support their government, its functions do not include the support of the people. - Author: Grover Cleveland
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#25. Party honesty is party expediency. - Author: Grover Cleveland
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#26. What do you imagine the American people would think of me if I wasted my time going to the ball game? - Author: Grover Cleveland
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#27. I have a Congress on my hands. - Author: Grover Cleveland
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#28. I know that human prejudice - especially that growing out of race and religion - is cruelly inveterate and lasting. - Author: Grover Cleveland
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#29. The ship of democracy, which has weathered all storms, may sink through the mutiny of those on board. - Author: Grover Cleveland
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#30. 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. - Author: Grover Cleveland
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#31. The wage earner relies upon the ventures of confident and contented capital. This failing him, his condition is without alleviation, for he can neither prey on the misfortune of others nor hoard his labor. - Author: Grover Cleveland
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#32. The trusts and combinations - the communism of pelf - whose machinations have prevented us from reaching the success we deserved, should not be forgotten nor forgiven. - Author: Grover Cleveland
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#33. It is better to be defeated standing for a high principle than to run by committing subterfuge. - Author: Grover Cleveland
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#34. Once the coffers of the federal government are opened to the public, there will be no shutting them again. - Author: Grover Cleveland
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#35. The friendliness and charity of our countrymen can always be relied upon to relieve their fellow citizens in misfortune. - Author: Grover Cleveland
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#36. When more of the people's sustenance is exacted through the form of taxation than is necessary to meet the just obligations of government and expenses of its economical administration, such exaction becomes ruthless extortion and a violation of the fundamental principles of free government. - Author: Grover Cleveland
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#37. Men and times change-but principles-never. - Author: Grover Cleveland
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#38. He mocks the people who proposes that the government shall protect the rich and that they in turn will care for the laboring poor. - Author: Grover Cleveland
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#39. I cannot help but think it perilous to suffer these lands or the sources of their irrigation to fall into the hands of monopolies, which by such means may exercise lordship over the areas dependent on their treatment for productiveness. - Author: Grover Cleveland
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#40. 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. - Author: Grover Cleveland
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#41. What is the use of being elected or re-elected, unless you stand for something? - Author: Grover Cleveland
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#42. If you are still in school, do not neglect your grades. Internships and other activities are fine, but when legal employers have to decide who to interview, grades play a big role in determining who makes that cut and who doesn't. - Author: Grover Cleveland
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#43. In the scheme of our national government, the presidency is preeminently the people's office. - Author: Grover Cleveland
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#44. In calm water every ship has a good captain. - Author: Grover Cleveland
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#45. Some day I will be better remembered. - Author: Grover Cleveland
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#46. I am President of all the people, good, bad, or indifferent, and as long as my opinions are known, ought perhaps to keep myself out of their squabbles. - Author: Grover Cleveland
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#47. A government for the people must depend for its success on the intelligence, the morality, the justice, and the interest of the people themselves. - Author: Grover Cleveland
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#48. I know that I am honest and sincere in my desire to do well; but the question is whether I know enough to accomplish what I desire. - Author: Grover Cleveland
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#49. Good ball players make good citizens. - Author: Grover Cleveland
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#50. The paramount duty of maintaining public order and defending the interests of our own people may require the adoption of measures of restriction, but they should not tolerate the oppression of individuals of a special race. - Author: Grover Cleveland
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#51. 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. - Author: Grover Cleveland
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#52. We will not forget that Liberty has here made her home; nor shall her chosen altar be neglected. - Author: Grover Cleveland
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#53. 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. - Author: Grover Cleveland
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#54. Our citizens have the right to protection from the incompetency of public employees who hold their places solely as the reward of partisan service. - Author: Grover Cleveland
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#55. 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. - Author: Grover Cleveland
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#56. Under our scheme of government the waste of public money is a crime against the citizen. - Author: Grover Cleveland
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#57. Patriotism is no substitute for a sound currency. - Author: Grover Cleveland
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#58. Well, my dear fellow what did you expect, champagne? - Author: Grover Cleveland
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#59. Public officers are the servants and agents of the people, to execute the laws which the people have made. - Author: Grover Cleveland
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#60. The appointing power of the Pope is treated as a public trust, and not as a personal perquisite. - Author: Grover Cleveland
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#61. After an existence of nearly 20 years of almost innocuous desuetude, these laws are brought forth. - Author: Grover Cleveland
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#62. 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. - Author: Grover Cleveland
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#63. No investment on earth is so safe, so sure, so certain to enrich its owners as undeveloped realty. I always advise my friends to place their savings in realty near a growing city. There is no such savings bank anywhere. - Author: Grover Cleveland
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#64. Though the people support the government; the government should not support the people. - Author: Grover Cleveland
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#65. I have considered the pension list of the republic a roll of honor. - Author: Grover Cleveland
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#66. Loyalty to the principles upon which our Government rests positively demands that the equality before the law which it guarantees to every citizen should be justly and in good faith conceded in all parts of the land. - Author: Grover Cleveland
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#67. The laws should be rigidly enforced which prohibit the immigration of a servile class to compete with American labor, with no intention of acquiring citizenship, and bringing with them and retaining habits and customs repugnant to our civilization. - Author: Grover Cleveland
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#68. It is said that the quality of recent immigration is undesirable. The time is quite within recent memory when the same thing was said of immigrants who, with their descendants, are now numbered among our best citizens. - Author: Grover Cleveland
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#69. My greatest trials come through those professing to be near and attached friends, who expect things. - Author: Grover Cleveland
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#70. I have tried so hard to do the right. - Author: Grover Cleveland
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#71. The United States is not a nation to which peace is a necessity. - Author: Grover Cleveland
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#72. These are days of special perplexity and depression, and the path of public duty is unusually rugged. - Author: Grover Cleveland
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#73. I'm only waiting for my wife to grow up. - Author: Grover Cleveland
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#74. Being president means leaving one's name in the history book of which few men are authors. It is my fortune to be blessed with a proud name, one that parents will employ for generations to instill the values of honesty, independence, and above all, courage in their sons. - Author: Grover Cleveland
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#75. No man has ever yet been hanged for breaking the spirit of a law. - Author: Grover Cleveland
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#76. And let us not trust to human effort alone, but humbly acknowledging the power and goodness of Almighty God, who presides over the destiny of nations, and who has at all times been revealed in our country's history, let us invoke His aid and His blessings upon our labors. - Author: Grover Cleveland
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