Though the people support the government; the government should not support the people.

— Grover Cleveland

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The ship of Democracy, which has weathered all storms, may sink through the mutiny of those aboard.

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In calm water every ship has a good captain.

62

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.

53

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

53

A truly American sentiment recognizes the dignity of labor and the fact that honor lies in honest toil.

45

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.

44

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.

43

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.

41

What is the use of being elected or re-elected unless you stand for something?

37

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.

36

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.

31

Above all, tell the truth.

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About Grover Cleveland

Quotes 82 sayings
Nationality American
Profession President
Birthday October 16

Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote.

31

A cause worth fighting for is worth fighting for to the end.

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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.

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

25

Honor lies in honest toil.

25

Party honesty is party expediency.

20

Patriotism is no substitute for a sound currency.

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There is no calamity which a great nation can invite which equals that which follows a supine submission to wrong and injustice

16

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.

16

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.

15

The friendliness and charity of our countrymen can always be relied upon to relieve their fellow citizens in misfortune.

14

Your every voter, as surely as your chief magistrate, exercises a public trust.

14

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.

12

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.

11

Public officers are the servants and agents of the people, to execute the laws which the people have made.

9

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

Not only is their time and labor due to the government, but they should scrupulously avoid in their political action, as well as in the discharge of their official duty, offending by a display of obtrusive partisanship their neighbors who have relations with them as public officials.

8

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

7

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.

5

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.

4

No man has ever yet been hanged for breaking the spirit of a law.

4

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.

3

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.

3

The appointing power of the Pope is treated as a public trust, and not as a personal perquisite.

3

I can find no warrant for such appropriation in the Constitution.

3

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

3

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.

3

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.

3

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

3

I have tried so hard to do the right.

2

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.

2

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.

2

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

2

I feel obliged to withhold my approval of the plan to indulge in benevolent and charitable sentiment through the appropriation of public funds ... I find no warrant for such an appropriation in the Constitution.

1

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

1

Good ball players make good citizens.

1

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.

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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.

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