Benjamin Harrison quotes talk about his many views as a presidential race nominee and life as President of the United States of America. He was a firm believer in God and often spoke about faith in God as a great part of what made the country what it is today. He makes mention of Abraham Lincoln in his quotes and spoke well of him. It was a norm for many of the Founding Fathers to be men of faith and this inspired the way they wrote the constitution. George Washington was one of those men who saw fit to go in this direction. Below are a number of Benjamin Harrison quotes.
“Great lives never go out; they go on."
“I pity the man who wants a coat so cheap that the man or woman who produces the cloth will starve in the process."
“I am thorough believer in the American test of character. He will not build high who does not build for himself.”
“The indiscriminate denunciation of the rich is mischievous.... No poor man was ever made richer or happier by it. It is quite as illogical to despise a man because he is rich as because he is poor. Not what a man has, but what he is, settles his class. We can not right matters by taking from one what he has honestly acquired to bestow upon another what he has not earned.”
“Prayer steadies one when he is walking in slippery places - even if things asked for are not given.”
“God forbid that the day should ever come when, in the American mind, the thought of man as a consumer shall submerge the old American thought of man as a creature of God, endowed with unalienable rights.”
“I cannot always sympathize with that demand which we hear so frequently for cheap things. Things may be too cheap. They are too cheap when the man or woman who produces them upon the farm or the man or woman who produces them in the factory does not get out of them living wages with a margin for old age and for a dowry for the incidents that are to follow. I pity the man who wants a coat so cheap that the man or woman who produces the cloth or shapes it into a garment will starve in the process.”
“The bud of victory is always in the truth.”
“We Americans have no commission from God to police the world.”
“I'd rather have a bullet inside of me than to be living in constant dread of one.”
“When and under what conditions is the black man to have a free ballot? When is he in fact to have those full civil rights which have so long been his in law?”
“That one flag encircles us with its folds today, the unrivaled object of our loyal love.”
“If you take out of your statutes, your constitution, your family life all that is taken from the Sacred Book, what would there be left to bind society together?”
“Lincoln had faith in time, and time has justified his faith.”
“I have never been able to think of the day as one of mourning; I have never quite been able to feel that half-masted flags were appropriate on Decoration Day. I have rather felt that the flag should be at the peak, because those whose dying we commemorate rejoiced in seeing it where their valor placed it. We honor them in a joyous, thankful, triumphant commemoration of what they did.”
“No other people have a government more worthy of their respect and love or a land so magnificent in extent, so pleasant to look upon, and so full of generous suggestion to enterprise and labor.”
“The evil works from a bad center both ways. It demoralizes those who practice it and destroys the faith of those who suffer by it in the efficiency of the law as a safe protector”
“If the educated and influential classes in a community either practice or connive at the systematic violation of laws that seem to them to cross their convenience, what can they expect when the lesson that convenience or a supposed class interest is a sufficient cause for lawlessness has been well learned by the ignorant classes?”
“It is often easier to assemble armies than it is to assemble army revenues.”
“Have you not learned that not stocks or bonds or stately houses, or products of the mill or field are our country? It is a spiritual thought that is in our minds.”
“Will it not be wise to allow the friendship between nations to rest upon deep and permanent things? Irritations of the cuticle must not be confounded with heart failure.”
“Sir, I wish to understand the true principles of the Government. I wish them carried out. I ask nothing more.”
“There never has been a time in our history when work was so abundant or when wages were as high, whether measured by the currency in which they are paid or by their power to supply the necessaries and comforts of life.”
Benjamin Harrison Biography
Benjamin Harrison was an American lawyer and politician who was the President of The United States. He was sworn in as the 23rd president and served from 1889 to 1893. According to historical records, he was the grandson of another president who went before him. William Henry Harrison was the 9th president, which meant that these two men are the only known grandfather and grandson to become president. Benjamin’s grandfather was the shortest-serving president as he died 31 days into his term from an apparent typhoid like illness. It was a norm during American history for relatives of former presidents to follow in the footsteps of another.
Benjamin Harrison Political Party
Benjamin Harrison Political Party was Republic, and he served one term as President. Harrison defeated Democrat Grover Cleveland to become the next president. He believed in Protectionism and tariffs on goods entering the country. I hope that something read in in these quotes prove a benefit to all readers.