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Quotes from William McKinley

William McKinley's Words


"We need Hawaii just as much and a good deal more than we did California. It is Manifest Destiny."

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

"Our differences are policies, our agreements principles."

"Illiteracy must be banished from the land if we shall attain that high destiny as the foremost of the enlightened nations of the world which, under Providence, we ought to achieve."

"Unlike any other nation, here the people rule, and their will is the supreme law."

"Without competition we would be clinging to the clumsy antiquated processes of farming and manufacture and the methods of business of long ago, and the twentieth would be no further advanced than the eighteenth century."

"I have never been in doubt since I was old enough to think intelligently that I would someday be made President."

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