Our earnest prayer is that God will graciously vouchsafe prosperity, happiness, and peace to all our neighbors, and like blessings to all the peoples and powers of the earth
That's all a man can hope for during his lifetime - to set an example - and when he is dead, to be an inspiration for history.
Let us ever remember that our interest is in concord, not in conflict; and that our real eminence rests in the victories of peace, not those of war.
Our differences are politics. Our agreements are principles.
War should never be entered upon until every agency of peace has failed
In the time of darkest defeat, victory may be nearest.
I do not prize the word cheap. It is not a badge of honor. It is a symbol of despair. Cheap prices make for cheap goods; cheap goods make for cheap men; and cheap men make for a cheap country.
I have never been in doubt since I was old enough to think intelligently that I would someday be made president..
I am a tariff man, standing on a tariff platform.
Cuba ought to be free and independent, and the government should be turned over to the Cuban people.
The free man cannot be long an ignorant man.
The more profoundly we study this wonderful book [the Bible], and the more closely we observe its divine precept, the better citizens we will become and the higher will be our destiny as a nation.
The mission of the United States is one of benevolent assimilation.
Without competition we would be clinging to the clumsy antiquated processes of farming and manufacture and the methods of business of long ago, and the twentieth would be no further advanced than the eighteenth century.
Expositions are the timekeepers of progress.
Illiteracy must be banished from the land if we shall attain that high destiny as the foremost of the enlightened nations of the world which, under Providence, we ought to achieve.
Our differences are policies; our agreements, principles.
We need Hawaii just as much and a good deal more than we did California. It is Manifest Destiny.
The American flag has not been planted on foreign soil to acquire more territory but for humanity's sake.