Quotes by William McKinley

William McKinley Jr. was the 25th president of the United States, serving from March 4, 1897, until his assassination six months into his second term.

Quotes by William McKinley
Quote by William McKinley

War should never be entered upon until every agency of peace has failed.

War
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Quote by William McKinley

That's all a man can hope for during his lifetime - to set an example - and when he is dead, to be an inspiration for history.

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Quote by William McKinley

The mission of the United States is one of benevolent assimilation.

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Quote by William McKinley

We need Hawaii just as much and a good deal more than we did California. It is manifest destiny.

Hawaii
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Quote by William McKinley

I could not have told where those damned islands were within 2,000 miles.

Philippines
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