Grover Cleveland

1837 - 1908

A Quote by Stephen Grover Cleveland on execution, laws, and people

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

Grover Cleveland (1837 - 1908)

Source: Letter accepting the nomination for governor of New York, October 1882

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A Quote by Stephen Grover Cleveland on responsibility and truth

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.

Grover Cleveland (1837 - 1908)

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A Quote by Stephen Grover Cleveland on government, justice, people, principles, and taxes

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.

Grover Cleveland (1837 - 1908)

Source: Speech to Congress. Second Annual Message, December 1886

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A Quote by Stephen Grover Cleveland on government, people, and support

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

Grover Cleveland (1837 - 1908)

Source: 1887

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A Quote by Stephen Grover Cleveland on defeat and principles

It is better to be defeated standing for a high principle than to run by committing subterfuge.

Grover Cleveland (1837 - 1908)

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A Quote by Stephen Grover Cleveland on exercise and trust

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

Grover Cleveland (1837 - 1908)

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A Quote by Stephen Grover Cleveland on honesty, honor, and lies

Honor lies in honest toil.

Grover Cleveland (1837 - 1908)

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A Quote by Stephen Grover Cleveland on government, intelligence, interest, justice, morality, people, and success

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

Grover Cleveland (1837 - 1908)

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A Quote by Stephen Grover Cleveland on honesty

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Party honesty is party expediency.

Grover Cleveland (1837 - 1908)

Source: Interview in New York Commercial Advertiser, Sept. 19, 1889.

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A Quote by Stephen Grover Cleveland

I have tried so hard to do the right.

Grover Cleveland (1837 - 1908)

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