"I walked the floor of the White House night after night until midnight, and I am not ashamed to tell you...that I went down on my knees and prayed Almighty God for light and guidance more than one night.. "
- President McKinley about his tough decisions regarding the Philippines.
"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."
"I have never been in doubt since I was old enough to think intelligently that I would someday be made president.."
"Good-bye -- good bye, all. It is God's way. His will, not ours, be done. Nearer my God to Thee, nearer to Thee."