That's all a man can hope for during his lifetime - to set an example - and when he is dead, to be an inspiration for history.

— William McKinley

The most wonderful William McKinley quotes that are proven to give you inner joy

The American flag has not been planted on foreign soil to acquire more territory but for humanity's sake.


Strong hearts and helpful hands are needed, and, fortunately, we have them in every part of our beloved country.


Unlike any other nation, here the people rule, and their will is the supreme law. It is sometimes sneeringly said by those who do not like free government, that here we count heads. True, heads are counted, but brains also . . .


The liberty to make our laws does not give us the freedom nor the license to break our laws!


We need Hawaii just as much and a good deal more than we did California. It is manifest destiny.


The path of progress is seldom smooth.

New things are often found hard to do. Our fathers found them so. We find them so. But are we not made better for the effort and scarifice?


Our faith teaches that there is no safer reliance than upon the God of our fathers who has so singularly favored the American people in every national trial and who will not forsake us so long as we obey His commandments and walk humbly in His footsteps


I do not prize the word cheap. It is not a word of inspiration. It is the badge of poverty, the signal of distress. Cheap merchandise means cheap men and cheap men mean a cheap country.


The mission of the United States is one of benevolent assimilation.


Illiteracy must be banished from the land if we shall attain that high destiny as the foremost of the enlightened nations of the world which, under Providence, we ought to achieve.


Let us ever remember that our interest is in concord, not in conflict;

and that our real eminence rests in the victories of peace, not those of war.


Our earnest prayer is that God will graciously vouchsafe prosperity, happiness, and peace to all our neighbors, and like blessings to all the peoples and powers of the earth


About William McKinley

Quotes 34 sayings
Nationality American
Profession President
Birthday October 16

The free man cannot be long an ignorant man.


Half-heartedness never won a battle.


Our differences are policies; our agreements, principles.


The best way for the Government to maintain its credit is to pay as it goes-not by resorting to loans, but by keeping out of debt-through an adequate income secured by a system of taxation, external or internal, or both.


The Working Man's Creed: "A short day is better than a short dollar" .


I went down on my knees and prayed to Almighty God for light and guidance and one night late it came to me this way. We could not leave (the Philippines) to themselves-they were unfit for self-government-and they would soon have anarchy and misrule over there worse than Spain's was. There was nothing left for us to do but take them all and educate the Filipinos, and uplift and Christianize them.


Our past has gone into history.


We cannot gamble with anything so sacred as money.


The more profoundly we study this wonderful Book, and the more closely we observe its divine precepts, the better citizens we will become and the higher will be our destiny as a nation.


Without competition we would be clinging to the clumsy antiquated processes of farming and manufacture and the methods of business of long ago, and the twentieth would be no further advanced than the eighteenth century.


The American people, intrenched in freedom at home, take their love for it with them wherever they go.


I have never been in doubt since I was old enough to think intelligently that I would someday be made President.


The people of this country want an industrial policy that is for America and Americans.


We go to war only to make peace. We never went to war with any other design. We carry the national conscience wherever we go.


By the blessings of heaven I mean to live and die, please God, in the faith of my mother.


I am for America because America is for the common people.


The army of Grant and the army of Lee are together.

They are one now in faith, in hope, in fraternity, in purpose, and in an invincible patriotism. And, therefore, the country is in no danger. In justice strong, in peace secure, and in devotion to the flag all one.


Honesty, capacity, and industry are nowhere more indispensable than in public employment.


Expositions are the timekeepers of progress.


The most popular systems are those that apply a disciplined systematic technique, .. The hardest part for investors is finding a system that fits their lifestyle, and that is a critically important component.


What in the world had Grover Cleveland done? Will you tell me? You give it up? I have been looking for six weeks for a Democrat who could tell me what Cleveland has done for the good of his country and for the benefit of the people, but I have not found him.... He says himself...that two-thirds of his time has been uselessly spent with Democrats who want office.... Now he has been so occupied in that way that he has not done anything else.