- I can never consent to being dictated to.
- I now leave that bed which has afforded me little rest, and eagerly seek repose in the quiet enjoyments of rural life.
- If the tide of defamation and abuse shall turn, and my administration come to be praised, future Vice-Presidents who may succeed to the Presidency may feel some slight encouragement to pursue an independent course.
- In 1840 I was called from my farm to undertake the administration of public affairs and I foresaw that I was called to a bed of thorns.
- Patronage is the sword and cannon by which war may be made on the liberty of the human race.
- Popularity, I have always thought, may aptly be compared to a coquette - the more you woo her, the more apt is she to elude your embrace.
- So far as it depends on the course of this government, our relations of good will and friendship will be sedulously cultivated with all nations.
- Let it, then, be henceforth proclaimed to the world, that man's conscience was created free; that he is no longer accountable to his fellow man for his religious opinions, being responsible therefore only to his God.
- Wealth can only be accumulated by the earnings of industry and the savings of frugality.