Grover Cleveland

1837 - 1908

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 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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