Best Quotes by William McKinley (Top 10)

  1. 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.
  2. In the time of darkest defeat, victory may be nearest.
  3. War should never be entered upon until every agency of peace has failed.
  4. Strong hearts and helpful hands are needed, and, fortunately, we have them in every part of our beloved country.
  5. Unlike any other nation, here the people rule, and their will is the supreme law. It is sometimes sneeringly said by those who do not like free government, that here we count heads. True, heads are counted, but brains also . . .
  6. I do not prize the word cheap. It is not a word of inspiration. It is the badge of poverty, the signal of distress. Cheap merchandise means cheap men and cheap men mean a cheap country.
  7. The mission of the United States is one of benevolent assimilation.
  8. I have never been in doubt since I was old enough to think intelligently that I would someday be made President.
  9. 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.
  10. The American people, intrenched in freedom at home, take their love for it with them wherever they go...

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