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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

AUTHOR: William Henry Harrison (1773–1841)
QUOTATION: The only legitimate right to govern is an express grant of power from the governed.
ATTRIBUTION: President WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON, inaugural address, March 4, 1841.—Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States from George Washington, 1789, to John F. Kennedy, 1961, p. 72 (1961). House Doc. 87–218.

This sentence is one of many quotations inscribed on Cox Corridor II, a first floor House corridor, U.S. Capitol.
SUBJECTS: Government—by the people