James Monroe Quotes

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The best form of government is that which is most likely to prevent the greatest sum of evil. -James Monroe
Preparation for war is a constant stimulus to suspicion and ill will. -James Monroe
History has shown that at least one-half of every century is consumed in war. -James Monroe
In a representative republic, the education of our children must be of the utmost importance! -James Monroe
[In a republic,] it is not the people themselves who make the decisions, but the people they themselves choose to stand in their places. -James Monroe
The payments which have been made into the Treasury show the very productive state of the public revenue. -James Monroe
I have great satisfaction in stating that our relations with France, Russia, and other powers continue on the most friendly basis. -James Monroe
I regret that I should leave this world without again beholding him. -James Monroe
The emigrants although of different parties and different religious sects all flew from persecution in pursuit of liberty. -James Monroe
If America wants concessions, she must fight for them. We must purchase our power with our blood. -James Monroe
The mention of Greece fills the mind with the most exalted sentiments and arouses in our bosoms the best feelings of which our nature is capable. -James Monroe
There is every reason to believe that our system will soon attain the highest degree of perfection of which human institutions are capable. -James Monroe
Our country may be likened to a new house. We lack many things, but we possess the most precious of all - liberty! -James Monroe
The right of self-defense never ceases. It is among the most sacred, and alike necessary to nations and to individuals. -James Monroe
The public lands are a public stock, which ought to be disposed of to the best advantage for the nation. -James Monroe
At no period of our political existence had we so much cause to felicitate ourselves at the prosperous and happy condition of our country. -James Monroe
A king without power is an absurdity. -James Monroe
A little flattery will support a man through great fatigue. -James Monroe
It is the knowledge that all men have weaknesses and that many have vices that makes government necessary. -James Monroe
National honor is the national property of the highest value. -James Monroe
It was by one Union that we achieved our independence and liberties, and by it alone can they be maintained. -James Monroe
Never did a government commence under auspices so favorable, nor ever was success so complete. -James Monroe
Our relations with the other powers of Europe have experienced no essential change since the last session. -James Monroe
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