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
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
It is a condition which confronts us, not a theory.
Source: Third Annual Message, December 6, 1887. Reference to the Tariff.
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.
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