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A little flattery will support a man through great fatigue.
Quotation of 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.
Quotation of James Monroe
By the last returns to the Department of War the militia force of the several States may be estimated at 800,000 men - infantry, artillery, and cavalry.
Quotation of James Monroe
By these purchases the Indian title, with moderate reservations, has been extinguished to the whole of the land within the limits of the State of Ohio, and to a part of that in the Michigan Territory and of the State of Indiana.
Quotation of James Monroe
For these blessings we owe to Almighty God, from whom we derive them, and with profound reverence, our most grateful and unceasing acknowledgments... .That these blessings may be preserved and perpetuated will be the object of my fervent and unceasing prayers to the Supreme Ruler of the Universe.
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From several of the Indian tribes inhabiting the country bordering on Lake Erie purchases have been made of lands on conditions very favorable to the United States, and, as it is presumed, not less so to the tribes themselves.
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I have great satisfaction in stating that our relations with France, Russia, and other powers continue on the most friendly basis.
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If the embarrassments of Spain prevented her from making an indemnity to our citizens for so long a time from her treasury for their losses by spoliation and otherwise, it was always in her power to have provided it by the cession of this territory.
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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.
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In our domestic concerns we have ample cause of satisfaction. The receipts into the Treasury during the three first quarters of the year have exceeded $17M.
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In the wars of the European powers in matters relating to themselves we have never taken any part, not does it comport with our policy so to do. It is only when our rights are invaded or seriously menaced that we resent injuries or make preparation for our defence.
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It is only when the people become ignorant and corrupt, when they degenerate into a populace, that they are incapable of exercising their sovereignty.
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National honor is the national property of the highest value.
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Never did a government commence under auspices so favorable, nor ever was success so complete.
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Our country may be likened to a new house. We lack many things, but we possess the most precious of all - liberty!
Quotation of James Monroe
Our relations with the other powers of Europe have experienced no essential change since the last session.
Quotation of James Monroe
Preparation for war is a constant stimulus to suspicion and ill will.
Quotation of James Monroe
The American continents... are henceforth not to be considered as subjects for future colonization by any European powers.
Quotation of James Monroe
The best form of government is that which is most likely to prevent the greatest sum of evil.
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The civil war which has so long prevailed between Spain and the Provinces in South America still continues, without any prospect of its speedy termination.
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The great increase of our population throughout the Union will alone produce an important effect, and in no quarter will it be so sensibly felt as in those in contemplation.
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The payments which have been made into the Treasury show the very productive state of the public revenue.
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The public lands are a public stock, which ought to be disposed of to the best advantage for the nation.
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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.
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To impose taxes when the public exigencies require them is an obligation of the most sacred character, especially with a free people.
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With a firm reliance on the protection of Almighty God, I shall forwith commence the duties of the high trust to which you have called me.
Quotation of James Monroe