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William McKinley Quotes

Motivational William McKinley Quotes and Sayings

William McKinley Quotes:- William McKinley (January 29, 1843 – September 14, 1901) was the 25th president of the United States, serving from March 4, 1897, until his assassination six months into his second term. McKinley led the nation to victory in the Spanish–American War, raised protective tariffs to promote American industry, and kept the nation on the gold standard in a rejection of free silver (effectively, expansionary monetary policy).

William McKinley

McKinley was the last president to have served in the American Civil War and the only one to have started the war as an enlisted soldier, beginning as a private in the Union Army and ending as a brevet major. After the war, he settled in Canton, Ohio, where he practiced law and married Ida Saxton. In 1876, he was elected to Congress, where he became the Republican Party’s expert on the protective tariff.


Motivational William McKinley Quotes


“Cuba ought to be free and independent, and the government should be turned over to the Cuban people.”-William McKinley


“Expositions are the timekeepers of progress.”William McKinley


“I am a tariff man, standing on a tariff platform.”-William McKinley


William McKinley Quotes On Enough


“I have never been in doubt since I was old enough to think intelligently that I would someday be made the president.”-William McKinley


“In the time of darkest defeat, victory may be nearest.”-William McKinley


“War should never be entered upon until every agency of peace has failed.”-William McKinley


“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.”-William McKinley

William McKinley

William McKinley Quotes On Differences


“Our differences are policies; our agreements, principles.”-William McKinley

“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.”-William McKinley


“The free man cannot be long an ignorant man.”-William McKinley


William McKinley Quotes On Mission


“The mission of the United States is one of benevolent assimilation.”-William McKinley


“We need Hawaii just as much and a good deal more than we did California. It is Manifest Destiny.”-William McKinley