Grover Cleveland


Grover Cleveland Quotes

  • ''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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  • ''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).
  • ''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).
  • ''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).
  • ''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.
  • ''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).
  • ''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).
  • ''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).
  • ''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).
  • ''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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