Grover Cleveland Quotes

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

4th March, 1885. Inaugural Address.

I have considered the pension list of the republic a roll of honour.

5th July, 1888. Veto of Dependent Pension Bill.

Public officers are the trustees of the people.

1892 upon accepting the Democratic nomination.

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.

4th March, 1983. Inaugural Address.

Today the United States is practically sovereign on this continent, and its fiat is law upon the subjects to which it confines its interposition.

1895. Ordering England to settle a boundary dispute with Venezuela.

A man had never yet been hung for breaking the spirit of a law.

Attributed in ‘History of the United State’ by James F. Rhodes.