James Monroe quotes

Born
April 28, 1758, Monroe Hall, Virginia, British America.

Died
July 4, 1831.

Occupation
Statesman, lawyer, diplomat.

James Monroe was an American statesman, lawyer and diplomat.

Preparation for war is a constant stimulus to suspicion and ill will.
– James Monroe
Our country may be likened to a new house. We lack many things, but we possess the most precious of all – liberty!
– James Monroe
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
The payments which have been made into the Treasury show the very productive state of the public revenue.
– James Monroe
It is better to spread trust all around than to hand out money!
– 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.
– James Monroe
It is the knowledge that all men have weaknesses and that many have vices that makes government necessary.
– James Monroe
National honor is the national property of the highest value.
– James Monroe
To impose taxes when the public exigencies require them is an obligation of the most sacred character, especially with a free people.
– James Monroe
In a representative republic, the education of our children must be of the utmost importance!
– James Monroe
A little flattery will support a man through great fatigue.
– James Monroe
A king without power is an absurdity.
– James Monroe
The best form of government is that which is most likely to prevent the greatest sum of evil.
– James Monroe
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
The public lands are a public stock, which ought to be disposed of to the best advantage for the nation.
– James Monroe
If America wants concessions, she must fight for them. We must purchase our power with our blood.
– James Monroe
Our relations with the other powers of Europe have experienced no essential change since the last session.
– James Monroe
Never did a government commence under auspices so favorable, nor ever was success so complete.
– James Monroe