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Quotations From GROVER CLEVELAND

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  • 1.
    The lesson should be constantly enforced that though the people support the Government, Government should not support the people.
    Grover Cleveland (1837-1908), U.S. president. Public Papers of Grover Cleveland (1889); veto message of farm relief bill (1887). Richard E. Welch, Jr., The Presidencies of Grover Cleveland, ch. 2 (1988).

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  • 2.
    It is a condition that confronts us—not a theory.
    Grover Cleveland (1837-1908), U.S. president. Public Papers of Grover Cleveland (1889); tariff message (1887). Richard E. Welch, Jr., The Presidencies of Grover Cleveland, ch. 3 (1988).
  • 3.
    Party honesty is party duty, and party courage is party expediency.
    Grover Cleveland (1837-1908), U.S. president. Horace Samuel Merrill, Bourbon Leader: Grover Cleveland and the Democratic Party, ch. 7 (1957).

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  • 4.
    I have a Congress on my hands.
    Grover Cleveland (1837-1908), U.S. president. H. Wayne Morgan, From Hayes to McKinley: National Party Politics, 1877-1896, ch. 6 (1969).
  • 5.
    Sometimes I wake at night in the White House and rub my eyes and wonder if it is not all a dream.
    Grover Cleveland (1837-1908), U.S. president. Allan Nevins, Grover Cleveland: A Study in Courage, ch. 13 (1932).

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  • 6.
    The United States is not a nation to which peace is a necessity.
    Grover Cleveland (1837-1908), U.S. Democratic politician, president. Annual Message to Congress, December 7, 1896.

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  • 7.
    I have tried so hard to do right.
    Grover Cleveland (1837-1908), U.S. president. Allan Nevins, Grover Cleveland: A Study in Courage, ch. 13 (1932).
  • 8.
    Communism is a hateful thing, and a menace to peace and organized government.
    Grover Cleveland (1837-1908), U.S. president. Ed. George F. Parker, The Writings and Speeches of Grover Cleveland (1892); fourth annual message (1892). Richard E. Welch, Jr., The Presidencies of Grover Cleveland, ch. 6 (1988).

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  • 9.
    Some day I will be better remembered.
    Grover Cleveland (1837-1908), U.S. president. George F. Parker, Recollections of Grover Cleveland (1909). H. Wayne Morgan, From Hayes to McKinley: National Party Politics, 1877-1896, ch. 5 (1969). The comment concerned Cleveland's being snubbed by a group of law associates before he entered politics.
  • 10.
    In the scheme of our national government, the presidency is preeminently the people's office.
    Grover Cleveland (1837-1908), U.S. president. H. Wayne Morgan, From Hayes to McKinley: National Party Politics, 1877-1896, ch. 6 (1969).

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