Quotes from President William McKinley

William McKinley was the 25th president of the United States, serving from 1897 until his assassination in 1901. As a politician he led a realignment that made his Republican Party largely dominant in the industrial states and nationwide until the 1930s.

Here are some quotes from President William McKinley;

The more profoundly we study this wonderful book [the Bible], and the more closely we observe its divine precept, the better citizens we will become and the higher will be our destiny as a nation.

In the time of darkest defeat, victory may be nearest.

The liberty to make our laws does not give us the freedom nor the license to break our laws!

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.

We cannot always do what is best, but we can do what is practical at the time.

War should never be entered upon until every agency of peace has failed.

Expositions are the timekeepers of progress.

The path of progress is seldom smooth. New things are often found hard to do. Our fathers found them so. We find them so. But are we not made better for the effort and scarifice?

By the blessings of heaven I mean to live and die, please God, in the faith of my mother.

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.

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