Grover Cleveland

1837 - 1908

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

The lessons of paternalism ought to be unlearned and the better lesson taught that while the people should patriotically and cheerfully support their government, its functions do not include the support of the people.

Grover Cleveland (1837 - 1908)

Source: Inaugural Address, March 4, 1893

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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 theory

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It is a condition which confronts us, not a theory.

Grover Cleveland (1837 - 1908)

Source: Third Annual Message, December 6, 1887. Reference to the Tariff.

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A Quote by Stephen Grover Cleveland on goodness, men, mercy, people, and rules

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.

Grover Cleveland (1837 - 1908)

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