“I am heartily rejoiced that my term is so near its close. I will soon be free from the toils of a public station.”

“My God! What is there in this office that any man should be willing to give up so much for?”

“I walk on untrodden ground. There is scarcely any part of my conduct which may not hereafter be drawn into precedent.”

“The world has nothing to fear from military ambition in our Government.”

“One great object of the Constitution was to restrain majorities from oppressing minorities or encroaching upon their just rights.”

“No President who performs his duties faithfully and conscientiously can have any leisure.”

“No one is more responsible for an administration’s success or failure than its chief executive.”

“We have triumphed over the enemies of our political faith; we must now triumph over our only error, that of too much prosperity.”

“I am more anxious that this Convention should finish the great work in which it is engaged than I was that my own political success should be achieved.” “The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.”

(referring to the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo)

“Foreign powers do not seem to appreciate the true character of our Government.”

“The path of duty is always the path of safety.”

“No nation ever yet found any disadvantage in exercising forbearance in its intercourse with other nations.” TOM AND JERRY QUOTES IN ENGLISH

“The Presidency is not to be sought, nor shall envy pursue us.”

“Public opinion in this country is everything.”

“The time has arrived when we should calm ourselves, and dismiss from our minds all fears and apprehensions, by which unworthy sacrifices are sometimes sought to be made.”

“I regard the compact which exists between the Government of the United States and the State of Texas, as a treaty.”

“I presume Mr. Rives is told by English abolitionists that my Administration is sustained by the slave power at the South.”

“With me it is a cardinal principle that no administration should be shackled with the policy of its predecessor.”

“The man who is ambitious to hold the Presidency at the sacrifice of the peace of the country is unfit to hold that high office.”

“The progress of civilization has endowed the poor with an equal judgment to decide upon public questions with the rich.”

“The American people are almost unanimous in the opinion that we have no right to extend our territorial possessions.”

“The judiciary of the United States is the subtle corps of sappers and miners constantly working underground to undermine the foundations of our confederated fabric.”

“No hostile foot shall ever tread upon American soil.”

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