Talk:Grover Cleveland

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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • It is better to be defeated standing for a high principle than to run by committing subterfuge.
  • Minds do not act together in public; they simply stick together; and when their private activities are resumed, they fly apart again.
  • No man has ever yet been hanged for breaking the spirit of a law.
  • Officeholders are the agents of the people, not their masters.
  • The ship of Democracy, which has weathered all storms, may sink through the mutiny of those aboard.
  • The United States is not a nation to which peace is a necessity.
  • There is no calamity which a great nation can invite which equals that which follows a supine submission to wrong and injustice and the consequent loss of national self-respect and honor, beneath which are shielded and defended a people’s safety and greatness.