Grover Cleveland Quote

“The best results in the operation of a government wherein every citizen has a share largely depend upon a proper limitation of the purely partisan zeal and effort and a correct appreciation of the time when the heat of the partisan should be merged in the patriotism of the citizen. ... At this hour the animosities of political strife, the bitterness of partisan defeat, and the exultation of partisan triumph should be supplanted by an ungrudging acquiescence in the popular will and a sober, conscientious concern for the general weal. ... Public extravagance begets extravagance among the people.”

~ Grover Cleveland

First Inaugural Address, 1885

Ratings and Comments


Robert, Sarasota

I'm sorry but this is way to convoluted

Mike, Norwalk

Tyranny, oppression, and slavery are wrong and contrary to liberty, even when they are the majority's choice.

Anonymous, Reston, VA US

You got it Robert! Mindless babble.

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