The friendliness and charity of our countrymen can always be relied upon to relieve their fellow citizens in misfortune. This has been repeatedly and quite lately demonstrated. Federal aid in such cases encourages the expectation of paternal care on the part of the Government and weakens the sturdiness of our national character, while it prevents the indulgence among our people of that kindly sentiment and conduct which strengthens the bonds of a common brotherhood.
More Quotes from Grover Cleveland:Minds do not act together in public; they simply stick together; and when their private activities are resumed, they fly apart again.
Unswerving loyalty to duty, constant devotion to truth, and a clear consciencewill overcome every discouragement and surely lead the way to usefulness andhigh achievement.
The lesson should be constantly enforced that though the people support the Government, Government should not support the people.
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.
The ship of democracy, which has weathered all storms, may sink through the mutiny of those on board.
He mocks the people who proposes that the government shall protect the rich and that they in turn will care for the laboring poor.
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