"An American citizen could not be a good citizen who did not have a hope in his heart." ~Benjamin Harrison.
"Surely I do not misinterpret the spirit of the occasion when I assume that the whole body of the people covenanat with me and with each other to-day to support and defend the Constitution and the Union of the States, to yeild willing obedience to all the laws and each to every other citizen his equal civil and polical rights." ~Benjamin Harrison, Inaugural Address, March 4, 1889.
"Our pension laws should give more adequate and discriminating relief to the Union soldiers and sailors and to their widows and orphans. Such occasions as this should remind us that we owe everything to their valor and sacrifice." ~Benjamin Harrison, Inaugural Address, March 4, 1889.
"Let those who would die for the flag on the field of battle give a better proof of their patriotism and a higher glory to their country by promoting fraternity and justice." ~Benjamin Harrison, Inaugural Address, March 4, 1889.