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26 Inspiring Quotes By Benjamin Harrison

Quick Facts

Famous As: 23rd President of the United States

Born On: August 20, 1833

Died On: March 13, 1901

Born In: North Bend

Founder / Co Founder: University Club

Died At Age: 67

Benjamin Harrison was an eminent American lawyer and politician. He served as the 23rd President of the nation. Prior to becoming the President of the country, he established himself as a Presbyterian Church leader, an illustrious local attorney and as a politician in Indiana. He also served as a colonel in the Union Army during the ‘American Civil War.’ For six years, he also held the post of a U.S Senator. The Sherman Anti-Trust Act, one of the most significant reforms act, was passed during his term in the office. We have amassed some notable and quotable sayings and quotes by Benjamin Harrison, which have been extracted from his speeches, thoughts, public utterances, works and life. Read through the meaningful thoughts and quotes by Benjamin Harrison, the man who is revered as a person of strong principles.
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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

What saddens me most is that some poor woman out there has to be Garth's wife. And his three children -- oh, his poor three children. What a despicable human being this guy is.

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

Prayer steadies one when he is walking in slippery places - even if things asked for are not given.

Benjamin Harrison

The indiscriminate denunciation of the rich is mischievous.... No poor man was ever made richer or happier by it. It is quite as illogical to despise a man because he is rich as because he is poor. Not what a man has, but what he is, settles his class. We can not right matters by taking from one what he has honestly acquired to bestow upon another what he has not earned.

Benjamin Harrison

When and under what conditions is the black man to have a free ballot? When is he in fact to have those full civil rights which have so long been his in law?

Benjamin Harrison

Great lives never go out; they go on.

Benjamin Harrison

I cannot always sympathize with that demand which we hear so frequently for cheap things. Things may be too cheap. They are too cheap when the man or woman who produces them upon the farm or the man or woman who produces them in the factory does not get out of them living wages with a margin for old age and for a dowry for the incidents that are to follow. I pity the man who wants a coat so cheap that the man or woman who produces the cloth or shapes it into a garment will starve in the process

Benjamin Harrison

Have you not learned that not stocks or bonds or stately houses, or products of the mill or field are our country? It is a spiritual thought that is in our minds.

Benjamin Harrison

There never has been a time in our history when work was so abundant or when wages were as high, whether measured by the currency in which they are paid or by their power to supply the necessaries and comforts of life.

Benjamin Harrison

The evil works from a bad center both ways. It demoralizes those who practice it and destroys the faith of those who suffer by it in the efficiency of the law as a safe protector

Benjamin Harrison

Sir, I wish to understand the true principles of the Government. I wish them carried out. I ask nothing more.

Benjamin Harrison

Will it not be wise to allow the friendship between nations to rest upon deep and permanent things? Irritations of the cuticle must not be confounded with heart failure.

Benjamin Harrison

If you take out of your statutes, your constitution, your family life all that is taken from the Sacred Book, what would there be left to bind society together?

Benjamin Harrison

It is often easier to assemble armies than it is to assemble army revenues.

Benjamin Harrison

No other people have a government more worthy of their respect and love or a land so magnificent in extent, so pleasant to look upon, and so full of generous suggestion to enterprise and labor.

Benjamin Harrison

The disfranchisement of a single legal elector by fraud or intimidation is a crime too grave to be regarded lightly.

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

Lincoln had faith in time, and time has justified his faith.

Benjamin Harrison

That one flag encircles us with its folds today, the unrivaled object of our loyal love.

Benjamin Harrison

I'd rather have a bullet inside of me than to be living in constant dread of one.

Benjamin Harrison

The bud of victory is always in the truth.

Benjamin Harrison

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

Benjamin Harrison

I am thorough believer in the American test of character. He will not build high who does not build for himself.

Benjamin Harrison

God forbid that the day should ever come when, in the American mind, the thought of man as a consumer shall submerge the old American thought of man as a creature of God, endowed with unalienable rights.

Benjamin Harrison

I have never been able to think of the day as one of mourning; I have never quite been able to feel that half-masted flags were appropriate on Decoration Day. I have rather felt that the flag should be at the peak, because those whose dying we commemorate rejoiced in seeing it where their valor placed it. We honor them in a joyous, thankful, triumphant commemoration of what they did.

Benjamin Harrison