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Martin Van Buren Quotes and Sayings

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As to the presidency, the two happiest days of my life
were those of my entrance upon the office and my surrender of it.
- Martin Van Buren

If laws acting upon private interests can not always be avoided,
they should be confined within the narrowest limits,
and left wherever possible to the legislatures of the States.
- Martin Van Buren

It affords me sincere pleasure to be able to apprise
you of the entire removal of the Cherokee Nation of
Indians to their new homes west of the Mississippi.
- Martin Van Buren

The national will is the supreme law of the Republic,
and on all subjects within the limits of his constitutional
powers should be faithfully obeyed by the public servant.
- Martin Van Buren

 

The government should not be guided by Temporary Excitement,
but by Sober Second Thought.
- Martin Van Buren

The people under our system, like the king in a monarchy,
never dies.
- Martin Van Buren

The connection which formerly existed between the Government
and banks was in reality injurious to both,
as well as to the general interests of the community at large.
- Martin Van Buren

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No evil can result from its inhibition more pernicious than its toleration.
- Martin Van Buren

Mutual forbearance and reciprocal concessions:
thro' their agency the Union was established -
the patriotic spirit from which they emanated will forever sustain it.
- Martin Van Buren

Between Russia and the United States sentiments of
good will continue to be mutually cherished.
- Martin Van Buren

I tread in the footsteps of illustrious men...
in receiving from the people the sacred trust confided
to my illustrious predecessor.
- Martin Van Buren

The less government interferes with private pursuits,
the better for general prosperity.
- Martin Van Buren

It seems proper, at all events, that by an early enactment
similar to that of other countries the application
of public money by an officer of Government to private
uses should be made a felony and visited with severe
and ignominious punishment.
- Martin Van Buren

Every proper exertion has been made and will be continued
to carry out the wishes of Congress in relation to the tobacco trade,
as indicated in the several resolutions of the House
of Representatives and the legislation of the two branches.
- Martin Van Buren

The condition of the tribes which occupy the country
set apart for them in the West is highly prosperous,
and encourages the hope of their early civilization.
They have for the most part abandoned the hunter state
and turned their attention to agricultural pursuits.
- Martin Van Buren

Those who have wrought great changes in the world never
succeeded by gaining over chiefs;
but always by exciting the multitude.
The first is the resource of intrigue and produces only secondary results,
the second is the resort of genius and transforms the universe.
- Martin Van Buren

On receiving from the people the sacred trust twice
confided on my illustrious predecessor,
and which he has discharged so faithfully and so well,
I know that I can not expect to perform the arduous
task with equal ability and success.
- Martin Van Buren

With respect to the northeastern boundary of the United States,
no official correspondence between this Government
and that of Great Britain has passed since that communicated
to Congress toward the close of their last session.
- Martin Van Buren

We remain at peace with all nations,
and no efforts on my part consistent with the preservation
of our rights and the honor of the country shall be
spared to maintain a position so consonant to our institutions.
- Martin Van Buren

With European powers no new subjects of difficulty have arisen,
and those which were under discussion,
although not terminated, do not present a more unfavorable
aspect for the future preservation of that good understanding
which it has ever been our desire to cultivate.
- Martin Van Buren

Banks properly established and conducted are highly
useful to the business of the country,
and will doubtless continue to exist in the States
so long as they conform to their laws and are found
to be safe and beneficial.
- Martin Van Buren

In a government whose distinguishing characteristic
should be a diffusion and equalization of its benefits
and burdens the advantage of individuals will be augmented
at the expense of the community at large.
- Martin Van Buren

Our country presents on every side the evidences of
that continued favor under whose auspices it,
has gradually risen from a few feeble and dependent
colonies to a prosperous and powerful confederacy.
- Martin Van Buren

The law increasing and organizing the military establishment
of the United States has been nearly carried into effect,
and the Army has been extensively and usefully employed during the past season.
- Martin Van Buren

My conviction of the necessity of further legislative
provisions for the safe-keeping and disbursement of
the public moneys and my opinion in regard to the measures
best adapted to the accomplishment of those objects
have been already submitted to you.
- Martin Van Buren

For myself, therefore, I desire to declare that the
principle that will govern me in the high duty to which
my country calls me is a strict adherence to the letter
and spirit of the Constitution as it was designed by those who framed it.
- Martin Van Buren

The United States have fulfilled in good faith all
their treaty stipulations with the Indian tribes,
and have in every other instance insisted upon a like
performance of their obligations.
- Martin Van Buren

The case of the Seminoles constitutes at present the
only exception to the successful efforts of the Government
to remove the Indians to the homes assigned them west of the Mississippi.
- Martin Van Buren

There is a power in public opinion in this country -
and I thank God for it: for it is the most honest and best of all powers -
which will not tolerate an incompetent or unworthy
man to hold in his weak or wicked hands the lives and
fortunes of his fellow-citizens.
- Martin Van Buren

The Vice-Presidency is sort of like the last cookie on the plate.
Everybody insists he won't take it, but somebody always does.
- Bill Vaughan

I began by telling the president that there was a cancer
growing on the presidency and that if the cancer was
not removed the president himself would be killed by it.
- John Dean

Anybody who wants the presidency so much that he'll
spend two years organizing and campaigning for it is
not to be trusted with the office.
- David Broder

In the scheme of our national government,
the presidency is preeminently the people's office.
- Grover Cleveland

The presidency has many problems, but boredom is the least of them.
- Richard M. Nixon

I learned running the government for the Presidency,
which I always thought was difficult,
is even more difficult than I thought.
- Lloyd Cutler

I once told Nixon that the Presidency is like being
a jackass caught in a hail storm.
You've got to just stand there and take it.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

No man has the right to use the great powers of the
Presidency to lead the people,
indirectly, into war.
- Wendell Willkie

I reached a situation in which I cannot conduct the presidency.
- Moo-hyum Roh

The earlier practice of the Church had been more or
less to employ in worship under the presidency of the pastor or pastors,
the gifts of the congregation.
- Robert Rainy

The student community of Presidency College was also politically most active.
- Amartya Sen

I think it has sullied his presidency.
As brilliant a politician as Bill Clinton is,
as magnetic a personality as he can be,
there is one little screw loose somewhere.
- Morley Safer

The Obama presidency has two great missions:
fixing the economy,
and preventing Iran from gaining nuclear weapons.
- Benjamin Netanyahu

No man could be equipped for the presidency if he has
never been tempted by one of the seven cardinal sins.
- Eugene McCarthy

With me it is exceptionally true that the Presidency is no bed of roses.
- James K. Polk

When you see how the President makes political or policy decisions,
you see who he is.
The essence of the Presidency is decision-making.
- Bob Woodward

The presidency is not an entry-level electoral job.
- John Podhoretz

The presidency has made every man who occupied it,
no matter how small, bigger than he was;
and no matter how big,
not big enough for its demands.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

Watergate had become the center of the media's universe,
and during the remaining year of my presidency the
media tried to force everything else to revolve around it.
- Richard M. Nixon

The book shows Clinton in the presidency as a profile in growth.
- Sidney Blumenthal

I now announce myself as candidate for the Presidency.
I anticipate criticism; but however unfavorable I trust
that my sincerity will not be called into question.
- Victoria Woodhull

If the Soviet empire still existed, I'd be terrified.
The fact is, we can afford a fairly ignorant presidency now.
- Newt Gingrich

In his first 100 days, Mr. Obama has put the fate of
his presidency in the hands of House Speaker Nancy
Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
He may come to regret that decision.
- Karl Rove

I think George W. Bush has a warm, engaging personality.
But, you know, the presidency is more than just a popularity contest.
- Al Gore

I teach at USC, and it's obvious to anyone who teaches
college students that they don't cover much modern
history and certainly not the modern presidency.
- Robert Scheer

Scrubbing floors and emptying bedpans has as much dignity as the Presidency.
- Richard M. Nixon

When you get to be President, there are all those things,
the honors, the twenty-one gun salutes,
all those things.
You have to remember it isn't for you.
It's for the Presidency.
- Harry S. Truman

My fellow citizens, the American Presidency is not
supposed to be a journey of personal discovery.
- Sarah Palin

Few men in our history have ever obtained the Presidency
by planning to obtain it.
- James A. Garfield

When the burdens of the presidency seem unusually heavy,
I always remind myself it could be worse.
I could be a mayor.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

No man will ever carry out of the Presidency
the reputation which carried him into it.
- Thomas Jefferson

Postman is a media analyst and his theory is that television
doesn't influence our culture,
but that it is our culture and the presidency and anything
that relies on television.
- Val Kilmer

I thought it completely absurd to mention my name in
the same breath as the presidency.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Well, it seems to me Lincoln, I suppose,
is kind of a model of a particular sort of presidency,
a presidency that first of all is elected by a minority of the votes.
- David Herbert Donald

The presidency is more than a popularity contest.
- Al Gore

Again, President Reagan was sort of an amiable presence
out at the ranch by the last 6 months of his presidency.
He had no effect on national policy at all.
- Paul Begala

If I were president of the United States,
I would include Moslems in my presidency.
- Jerry Falwell

If the American people really come to a settled belief
that Bush lied us into war,
his presidency will be over.
- Bill Kristol

But we need to show that the EU can modernise itself,
can adapt to the needs of its citizens,
can take their views into account.
That will be our ambition for the UK Presidency.
- John Hutton

I read the book with interest, but when Jackson was
a candidate in 1828 for the Presidency,
I opposed him and voted for Adams.
I favored a protective tariff.
- Ezra Cornell

Well, Warren Harding, I have got you the presidency.
What are you going to do with it?
- Florence Harding

You can always get the truth from an American statesman
after he has turned seventy,
or given up all hope of the Presidency.
- Wendell Phillips


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