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    I regret that I should leave this world without again beholding him.
    — James Monroe
    tags: world  regret 
     
    National honor is the national property of the highest value.
    — James Monroe
    tags: value  property  honor 
     
    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
    A little flattery will support a man through great fatigue.
    — James Monroe
    tags: men 
     
    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
    tags: people  corrupt 
     
    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
    tags: freedom  believe  divine  mind 
     
    If America wants concessions, she must fight for them. We must purchase our power with our blood.
    — James Monroe
    tags: power  fight  blood  america 
     
    The right of self-defense never ceases. It is among the most sacred, and alike necessary to nations and to individuals.
    — James Monroe
    tags: right  sacred 
     
    If it was wise, manly, and patriotic for us to establish a free government, it is equally wise to attend to the necessary means of its preservation.
    — James Monroe
    Let us by wise and constitutional measures promote intelligence among the people as the best means of preserving our liberties.
    — James Monroe
    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.
    — James Monroe
    tags: time  peace  improvement  tax 
     
    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
    The liberty, prosperity, and the happiness of our country will always be the object of my most fervent prayers to the Supreme Author of All Good.
    — James Monroe
    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
    tags: people  earth  mankind  right  comfort 
     
    National honor is national property of the highest value.
    — James Monroe
    tags: value  property  honor 
     
    It is better to spread trust all around than to hand out money!
    — James Monroe
    tags: trust 
     
    The emigrants although of different parties and different religious sects all flew from persecution in pursuit of liberty.
    — James Monroe
    tags: religious  liberty 
     
    Our country may be likened to a new house. We lack many things, but we possess the most precious of all - liberty!
    — James Monroe
    A free, virtuous, and enlightened people must know full well the great principles and causes upon which their happiness depends.
    — James Monroe
    tags: happiness  people 
     
    The best form of government is that which is most likely to prevent the greatest sum of evil.
    — James Monroe
    tags: evil  government 
     
    In a representative republic, the education of our children must be of the utmost importance!
    — James Monroe
    We must support our rights or lose our character, and with it, perhaps, our liberties.
    — James Monroe
    tags: character  right  liberty 
     
    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.
    — James Monroe
    tags: alone 
     
    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
    tags: nature  mind 
     
    The citizens of the United States cherish sentiments the most friendly in favor of liberty and happiness...beyond the Atlantic. In the wars of the European powers in matters relating to themselves we have never taken any part, nor does it comport with our policy to do so. It is only when our rights are invaded or seriously menaced that we resent injuries...
    — James Monroe
    tags: power  right  war  liberty 
     
    Our relations with the other powers of Europe have experienced no essential change since the last session.
    — James Monroe
    tags: power 
     
    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.
    — James Monroe
    tags: america  war 
     
    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.
    — James Monroe
    I enter on the trust to which I have been called by the suffrage of my fellow-citizens with my fervent prayers to the Almighty that He will be graciously pleased to continue to us that protect which He has already so conspicuously displayed in our favor.
    — James Monroe
    tags: trust  prayer 
     
    In wars of the European powers in matters relating to themselves we have never taken any part, nor does it comport with our policy so to do
    — James Monroe
    tags: power  war 
     
    I have great satisfaction in stating that our relations with France, Russia, and other powers continue on the most friendly basis.
    — James Monroe
    tags: power  russia 
     
    Before any man can be considered as a member of civil society, he must be considered as a subject of the Governor of the Universe. And to the same Divine Author of every good and perfect gift we are indebted for all those privileges and advantages, religious as well as civil, which are so richly enjoyed in this favored land.
    — James Monroe
    The movements of a great nation are connected in all their parts. If errors have been committed they ought to be corrected; if the policy is sound it ought to be supported.
    — 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
    The public lands are a public stock, which ought to be disposed of to the best advantage for the nation.
    — James Monroe
    tags: stock  advantage 
     
    The payments which have been made into the Treasury show the very productive state of the public revenue.
    — James Monroe
    The crime of ingratitude has not yet stained, and I trust never will stain, our national character. You are considered by them as not only having rendered important service in our own revolution, but as being, on a more extended scale, the friend of human rights, and able advocate of public liberty. To the welfare of Thomas Paine, the Americas are not, nor can they be, indifferent.
    — James Monroe
    The Executive is charged officially in the Departments under it with the disbursement of the public money, and is responsible for the faithful application of it to the purposes for which it is raised. The Legislature is the watchful guardian over the public purse. It is its duty to see that the disbursement has been honestly made.
    — James Monroe
    tags: money 
     
    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.
    — James Monroe
    tags: men  war 
     
    During the darkest days of the Revolutionary War, the Continental Congress and George Washington - I call him the first George W. - (laughter and applause) - urged citizens to pray and to give thanks and to ask for God's protection.
    — James Monroe
    tags: god  pray  war  congress  protection 
     
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    james monroe
    Birth    : April 28, 1758
    Death  : July 4, 1831
    Occupation  : 5th U.S. President

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