Best Missouri Quotes : Missouri Sayings In Life

These Missouri quotes will inspire you. Missouri is a state in the Midwestern region of the United States.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging Missouri quotes, Missouri sayings, and Missouri proverbs.

Famous Missouri Quotes

  1. “If there is a ground zero in the cultural wars, it is Missouri, a state where pro-life groups are strong and well organized and their agenda dominates local politics.” ~ Eleanor Clift
  2. “I began to see during the civil war, in that part of the states of Missouri and Kansas where the doctors were shut out, the children did not die.” ~ Andrew Taylor Still
  3. “For the past seven years we have been cracking down on crime in Missouri, passing tougher laws for drug crimes and sex offenses and requiring prisoners to serve more time.” ~ Mel Carnahan
  4. “I went to the Westminster College for Men in Missouri, which is what it was called back then, and transferred to the University of Denver where I ultimately got my degree.” ~ Ted Shackelford
  5. “The several tribes of Indians inhabiting the regions of the Upper Missouri. . . are undoubtedly the finest looking, best equipped, and most beautifully costumed of any on the Continent.” ~ George Catlin

  6. “It started 25 years ago, when I was teaching elementary school in a small town in Missouri” ~ Dan Simmons
  7. “Farmers in Missouri and across the country must comply with a variety of federal, state, and local regulations as they grow the crops and raise the livestock that we depend on to feed the nation and the world” ~ Ike Skelton
  8. “The Missouri is, perhaps, different in appearance and character from all other rivers in the world; there is a terror in its manner which is sensibly felt, the moment we enter its muddy waters from the Mississippi.” ~ George Catlin
  9. “We were also fortunate enough to engage in our service a Canadian Frenchmen, who had been with the Chayenne Indians on the Black mountains, and last summer descended thence by the Little Missouri.” ~ Meriwether Lewis
  10. “I had been raised on country and western in Missouri. But gospel was great.” ~ Steve Cropper

  11. “I never, in all my life, had anything whatever to do with robbing any bank in the state of Missouri.” ~ Cole Younger
  12. “But we did conclude that Ray had actually killed Dr. King pursuant to his theory that he was going to be able to get hold of that money. He had learned of this offer through his ties in the Missouri State Penitentiary.” ~ Louis Stokes
  13. “The people of western Missouri are, in some respects, very peculiar. We will take Jackson county where I was born for instance. In that section the people seemed to be born fighters, the instinct being inherited from a long line of ancestors.” ~ Cole Younger
  14. “After the atomic bombs were dropped, the war ended and we went into Tokyo Bay with the rest of the fleet, the Missouri and the rest of them, while they signed the terms of surrender that ended the war.” ~ Barney Ross
  15. “I was losing interest in politics, when the repeal of the Missouri Compromise aroused me again. What I have done since then is pretty well known.” ~ Abraham Lincoln

  16. “I just sold a farm in Missouri, and I own a ski lodge in Colorado with some Honolulu partners.” ~ James MacArthur
  17. “Early on the next morning we reached Kansas, about five hundred miles from the mouth of the Missouri.” ~ Francis Parkman
  18. “The Free State men, myself among them, took it for granted that Missouri was a slave state.” ~ Buffalo Bill
  19. “As the Senator from Vermont was kind enough to note, I did have the experience of being commander in chief of our National Guard in Missouri for 8 years.” ~ Christopher Bond

  20. “Repeal the Missouri Compromise – repeal all compromises – repeal the Declaration of Independence – repeal all past history, you still can not repeal human nature. It still will be the abundance of man’s heart, that slavery extension is wrong; and out of the abundance of his heart, his mouth will continue to speak.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
  21. “I don’t give a damn about “The Missouri Waltz” but I can’t say it out loud because it’s the song of Missouri. It’s as bad as “The Star-Spangled Banner” so far as music is concerned.” ~ Harry S. Truman
  22. “I have seen ministers of justice, clothed in magisterial robes and criminals arraigned before them, while life was suspended on a breath in the courts of England; I have witnessed a congress in solemn session to give laws to nations;…but dignity and majesty have I seen but once, as it stood in chains at midnight, in a dungeon, in an obscure village of Missouri.” ~ Parley P. Pratt
  23. “Yes, I live a crazy, exciting, whatever life, but I do think it’s quite relatable because it has to be – I’m just a girl from St Louis, Missouri that has lived life like anyone else. There are things that are crazy and over the top, but the basic thread is my family, my career, trying to live and pursuing my dreams.” ~ Kimora Lee Simmons
  24. “As the Wall Street Journal called our economic plan, supply-side economics for the working man, is resonating in Minnesota and here in Missouri and across this country.” ~ Rick Santorum

  25. “Negro Slavery is an evil of Colossal magnitude. I am therefore utterly averse to the admission of Slavery into the Missouri Territory, and heartily wish that every Constitutional measure may be adopted for the preservation of it.” ~ John Adams
  26. “Anybody involved in sports in Missouri knows it’s a great sports state. It is a great sports state, particularly in basketball and baseball. Particularly. Not to demean football, but it’s a baseball state and a basketball state.” ~ Jerry Jones
  27. “Electric service providers in Missouri have warned that the EPA’s so-called Clean Power Plan will raise energy costs for Missourians, reduce jobs, and hurt our state’s economic competitiveness. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I’ve fought hard to ensure provisions that would defund this harmful power grab were included in the final appropriations bill. I also support legislation to block this harmful rule and protect workers and families from the damaging effects of the Obama Administration’s executive overreach and costly energy regulations.” ~ Roy Blunt
  28. “In the small town of Hannibal, Missouri, when I was a boy, everybody was poor, but didn’t know it; and everybody was comfortable and did know it.” ~ Mark Twain
  29. “The sky is so clear today you can see all the way to Missouri.” ~ Jerry Coleman

  30. “The greatest honor that has come to me, and that can ever come to me in my life, is to be Grand Master of Masons in Missouri.” ~ Harry S. Truman
  31. “In a summer marked by instability in the Middle East and Eastern Europe, I know the world also took notice of the small American city of Ferguson, Missouri – where a young man was killed, and a community was divided. So yes, we have our own racial and ethnic tensions.” ~ Barack Obama
  32. “I’ve been very active in Missouri.” ~ Jim Talent
  33. “When I first moved to L.A., I discovered Roy London. I didn’t know anything about the arts, the profession; I had no technique, I knew nothing, I’m fresh from Missouri. I sat in on a few classes, and they just felt a little guru-ish and just didn’t feel right to me. Until I met Roy.” ~ Brad Pitt
  34. “The expedition of Messrs. Lewis & Clarke for exploring the river Missouri, & the best communication from that to the Pacific ocean, has had all the success which could have been expected.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

  35. “While I am in favor of the Government promptly enforcing the laws for the present, defending the forts and collecting the revenue,I am not in favor of a war policy with a view to the conquest of any of the slave States; except such as are needed to give us a good boundary. If Maryland attempts to go off, suppress her in order to save the Potomac and the District of Columbia. Cut a piece off of western Virginia and keep Missouri and all the Territories.” ~ Rutherford B. Hayes
  36. “The foregoing history may not be precisely accurate in every particular; but I am sure it is sufficiently so, for all the uses I shall attempt to make of it, and in it, we have before us,
    the chief material enabling us to correctly judge whether the repeal of the Missouri Compromise is right or wrong.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
  37. “Branson, Missouri, is Vegas for people with no teeth.” ~ Dennis Miller
  38. “Being born in Kansas City, Missouri and raised in the very rural parts of Kansas led me to believe that everything was simple, everything made sense and that anything was possible.” ~ Chely Wright

  39. “I grew up in St. Louis, Missouri. I lived in Grand Blanc, Michigan for a year and that’s when I got involved in acting and took classes there. A manager who saw me at the agency I was at in Michigan wanted me to come out to L.A.” ~ Evan Peters
  40. “The big fun in Battleship is that there are no current battleships in the Navy today. The battleships are about 1,000 feet long and they have huge guns. They were what you saw in WWII. The last battleship that was used was the Missouri, which is what the Japanese surrendered to…” ~ Peter Berg
  41. “The people I’m honored to represent in Missouri and all over the country want leaders to address their kitchen table everyday problems.” ~ Dick Gephardt
  42. “Lo! body and soul!–this land! Mighty Manhattan, with spires, and The sparkling and hurrying tides, and the ships; The varied and ample land,–the South And the North in the light–Ohio’s shores, and flashing Missouri, And ever the far-spreading prairies, covered with grass and corn.” ~ Walt Whitman
  43. “I went to a little liberal-arts college in Missouri called Truman State University.” ~ Jenna Fischer

  44. “Declining welfare rolls and increasing work participation rates demonstrate that Missouri is moving people away from welfare dependency and into jobs.” ~ Mel Carnahan
  45. “The people of Missouri said they expect their elected leaders to support public schools because they know that education is the best economic development tool there is.” ~ Jay Nixon
  46. “It was really special for Bass Pro Shops to take Tracker off the side and put Joplin, Missouri on there. They have helped me a lot this past week with putting together ways to raise money to help rebuild Joplin. It’s my hometown. It was heartbreaking to see the tornado and see all the people that lost their homes and the ones that lost their lives. It is really special that Johnny let us put that on there. Hopefully we made some people proud tonight.” ~ Jamie McMurray
  47. “I prophesy in the name of the Lord God of Israel, unless the United States redress the wrongs committed upon the Saints in the state of Missouri and punish the crimes committed by her officers that in a few years the government will be utterly overthrown and wasted, and there will not be so much as a potsherd left . . .” ~ Joseph Smith, Jr.
  48. “Look, see, learn, become a citizen of Mankind, not just Hannibal, Missouri. That is the message of [Mark] Twain.” ~ Hal Holbrook

  49. “Though slavery is thought, by some, to be mild in Missouri, when compared with the cotton, sugar and rice growing states, yet no part of our slave-holding country is more noted for the barbarity of its inhabitants than St. Louis.” ~ William Wells Brown
  50. “Imagine an American Hans Christian Andersen, conceive of the Brothers Grimm living in Missouri, and you will approximate Howard Schwartz, a fable-maker and fable-gatherer seduced by the uncanny and the unearthly. In Lilith’s Cave, he once again reaches into a magical cornucopia of folklore and fantasy and spreads before us, in enchanting language, the marvels and shocks of dybbuks, ghosts, demons, spirits, and wizards.” ~ Cynthia Ozick
  51. “Imposing excessive new regulations, or closing coal-fired power plants, would produce few health or environmental benefits. But it would exact huge costs on society – and bring factories, offices and economies to a screeching halt in states that are 80-98% dependent on coal: Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming.” ~ Paul Driessen
  52. “I love Columbia, Missouri, if it wasn’t for the authorities, I’d go back.” ~ Bill Ferguson

  53. “If education really educates, there will, in time, be more and more citizens who understand that relics of the old West add meaning and value to the new. Youth yet unborn will pole up the Missouri with Lewis and Clark, or climb the Sierras with James Capen Adams, and each generation in turn will ask: Where is the big white bear? It will be a sorry answer to say he went under while conservationists weren’t looking.” ~ Aldo Leopold
  54. “I was born in Kansas City, Missouri, and I do know from what my parents tell me that I was always interested in art, although not very good at it.” ~ Warren MacKenzie
  55. “Today when the Fundamentalists are once more insisting that the fundamentals of fundamentalism are fundamental to our being No. 1 on the Lord’s totem pole, it’s very brave of you to invite the “resident atheist” of mid-Missouri to share her thoughts with you.” ~ Ruth Hurmence Green
  56. “Too many good docs are getting out of the business. Too many OB/GYNs aren’t able to practice their love with women all across the country.” ~ George W. Bush
  57. “I was born in Missouri, but I was raised in Detroit. One of my stock and trades is accents.” ~ Denis O’Hare

  58. “I was in Independence, Missouri when Johnson signed the Medicare bill, with Truman standing there. Truman had first proposed Medicare, but couldn’t get it through.” ~ Helen Thomas
  59. “i remember we all cried like the Missouri when my Uncle Sol’s coffin lurched because somebody pressed a button (and down went my uncle Sol and started a worm farm)” ~ e. e. cummings
  60. “People die all around us all the time. Drop like flies. Overdose. Aids. Sometimes they kill themselves. People come. They go. Dying is the same as rehab or moving back to Missouri. It just means I won’t be seeing them again” ~ James St. James
  61. “I’m the one not caring. I’m the one pretending the Earth isn’t shattering all around me because I don’t want it to be. I don’t want to know there was an earthquake in Missouri. I don’t want to know the Midwest can die, also, that what’s going on isn’t just tides and tsunamis. I don’t want to have any more to be afraid of. I didn’t start this diary for it to be a record of death.” ~ Susan Beth Pfeffer
  62. “We had a lion that was living in somebody’s basement outside of Branson, Missouri.” ~ Tippi Hedren

  63. “I’m the one not caring. I’m the one pretending the Earth isn’t shattering all around me because I don’t want it to be. I don’t want to know there was an earthquake in Missouri. I don’t want to know the Midwest can die, also, that what’s going on isn’t just tides and tsunamis. I don’t want to have any more to be afraid of. I didn’t start this diary for it to be a record of death.” ~ Susan Beth Pfeffer
  64. “How good is Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel anyway? … to me, Daniel’s brilliance has nothing to do with the big numbers he puts up more or less every week. Howie Long once gave a great explanation of what it was like to get beat by quarterback legend Joe Montana. He said it was like getting knocked out in a pillow fight. You never felt the blow. And you were all kinds of mad afterward. That’s as good as any description of Daniel. … So what does Daniel do? Something right. On every play. In chess, grandmasters will tell you that it’s the most innocuous-looking moves that are deadliest.” ~ Joe Posnanski
  65. “Rather than concede to the state of Missouri for one single instant the right to dictate to my government in any matter however unimportant, I would see you, and you, and you, and you, and every man, woman and child in the state, dead and buried. This means war.” ~ Nathaniel Lyon

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