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.
The free man cannot be long an ignorant man.
We need Hawaii just as much and a good deal more than we did California. It is Manifest Destiny.
Our differences are policies; our agreements, principles.
The mission of the United States is one of benevolent assimilation.
I am a tariff man, standing on a tariff platform.
I have never been in doubt since I was old enough to think intelligently that I would someday be made president.
Expositions are the timekeepers of progress.
Our differences are politics. Our agreements are principles.
Cuba ought to be free and independent, and the government should be turned over to the Cuban people.
In the time of darkest defeat, victory may be nearest.
War should never be entered upon until every agency of peace has failed.
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.