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  Great lives never go out; they go on.  
 -  Benjamin Harrison
  

  We Americans have no commission from God to police the world.  
 -  Benjamin Harrison
  

  Let those who would die for the flag on the field of battle give a better proof of their patriotism and a higher glory to their country by promoting fraternity and justice.  
 -  Benjamin Harrison
  

  Two presidents or three, with equal powers, would as surely bring disaster as three generals of equal rank and command in a single army. I do not doubt that this sense of single and personal responsibility to the people has strongly held our presidents to a good conscience, and to a high discharge of their duties.  
 -  Benjamin Harrison
  

  The emancipation proclamation was heard in the depths of the earth as well as in the sky; men were made free, and material things became our better servants.  
 -  Benjamin Harrison
  

  I pity the man who wants a coat so cheap that the man or woman who produces the cloth will starve in the process.  
 -  Benjamin Harrison
  

  We have not attained an ideal condition. Not all of our people are happy and prosperous; not all of them are virtuous and law-abiding. But on the whole the opportunities offered to the individual to secure the comforts of life are better than are found elsewhere and largely  
 -  Benjamin Harrison
  

  We cannot afford in America to have any discontented classes, and if fair wages are paid for fair work we will have none.  
 -  Benjamin Harrison
  

  The manner by which women are treated is a good criterion to judge the true state of society. If we know but this one feature in a character of a nation, we may easily judge the rest, for as society advances, the true character of women is discovered.  
 -  Benjamin Harrison
  

  I knew that my staying up would not change the election result if I were defeated, while if elected I had a hard day ahead of me. So I thought a night's rest was best in any event.  
 -  Benjamin Harrison
  

  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?  
 -  Benjamin Harrison
  

  The manner by which women are treated is a good criterion to judge the true state of society. If we know but this one feature in a character of a nation, we may easily judge the rest, for as society advances, the true character of women is discovered.  
 -  Benjamin Harrison
  

  We Americans have no commission from God to police the world.  
 -  Benjamin Harrison
  

  We cannot afford in America to have any discontented classes, and if fair wages are paid for fair work we will have none.  
 -  Benjamin Harrison
  

  Two presidents or three, with equal powers, would as surely bring disaster as three generals of equal rank and command in a single army. I do not doubt that this sense of single and personal responsibility to the people has strongly held our presidents to a good conscience, and to a high discharge of their duties.  
 -  Benjamin Harrison
  

  The manner by which women are treated is a good criterion to judge the true state of society. If we know but this one feature in a character of a nation, we may easily judge the rest, for as society advances, the true character of women is discovered.  
 -  Benjamin Harrison
  

  We Americans have no commission from God to police the world.  
 -  Benjamin Harrison
  

  The emancipation proclamation was heard in the depths of the earth as well as in the sky; men were made free, and material things became our better servants.  
 -  Benjamin Harrison