James Monroe Quotes

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James Monroe was lawyer, writer, stateman and diplomat who served as the fifth president of the United States from 1817 to 1825. He was one of the founding fathers of the United States who among them were other inspirational leaders like Benjamin FranklinThomas JeffersonJohn AdamsJames MadisonAlexander Hamilton and George Washington.

As president of the United States of America, James Monroe is very famous for overseeing the westward expansion of the country and also helping to strengthen the foreign policy of the great nation.

Here are some famous James Monroe quotes about democracy, governments, liberty, freedom and many other interesting topics of life:

Famous James Monroe Quotes

Famous James Monroe Quotes

1. A king without power is an absurdity. -James Monroe

2. A little flattery will support a man through great fatigue. -James Monroe

3. National honor is the national property of the highest value. -James Monroe

4. It is better to spread trust all around than to hand out money! -James Monroe

5. Peace is the best time for improvement and preparation of every kind; it is in peace that our commerce flourishes most, that taxes are most easily paid, and that the revenue is most productive.

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6. Preparation for war is a constant stimulus to suspicion and ill will. -James Monroe

7. If we look to the history of other nations, ancient or modern, we find no example of a growth so rapid, so gigantic, of a people so prosperous and happy. -James Monroe

8. It is only when the people become ignorant and corrupt, when they degenerate into a populace, that they are incapable of exercising their sovereignty. -James Monroe

9. The earth was given to mankind to support the greatest number of which it is capable, and no tribe or people have a right to withhold from the wants of others more than is necessary for their own support and comfort. -James Monroe

10. While we assert for ourselves a freedom to embrace, to profess, and to observe, the Religion which we believe to be of divine origin, we cannot deny an equal freedom to them whose minds have not yielded to the evidence which has convinced us. -James Monroe

James Monroe Quotes On Democracy

James Monroe Quotes On Democracy

11. We must support our rights or lose our character, and with it, perhaps, our liberties. -James Monroe

12. The public lands are a public stock, which ought to be disposed of to the best advantage for the nation. -James Monroe

13. If there be a people on earth whose more especial duty it is to be at all times prepared to defend the rights with which they are blessed, and to surpass all others in sustaining the necessary burthens, and in submitting to sacrifices to make such preparations, it is undoubtedly the people of these states.

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14. There is a price tag on human liberty. That price is the willingness to assume the responsibilities of being free men. Payment of this price is a personal matter with each of us. -James Monroe

15. The right of self defense never ceases. It is among the most sacred, and alike necessary to nations and to individuals, and whether the attack be made by Spain herself or by those who abuse her power, its obligation is not the less strong. -James Monroe

James Monroe Quotes On Government

James Monroe Quotes On Government

16. In a representative republic, the education of our children must be of the utmost importance! -James Monroe

17. Never did a government commence under auspices so favorable, nor ever was success so complete. -James Monroe

18. It was by one Union that we achieved our independence and liberties, and by it alone can they be maintained. -James Monroe

19. 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

20. The best form of government is that which is most likely to prevent the greatest sum of evil.

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21. If America wants concessions, she must fight for them. We must purchase our power with our blood. -James Monroe

22. It is the knowledge that all men have weaknesses and that many have vices that makes government necessary. -James Monroe

23. Our country may be likened to a new house. We lack many things, but we possess the most precious of all – liberty! -James Monroe

24. Let us by wise and constitutional measures promote intelligence among the people as the best means of preserving our liberties. -James Monroe

25. Of the liberty of conscience in matters of religious faith, of speech and of the press; of the trial by jury of the vicinage in civil and criminal cases; of the benefit of the writ of habeas corpus; of the right to keep and bear arms…. If these rights are well defined, and secured against encroachment, it is impossible that government should ever degenerate into tyranny. -James Monroe