1. 10

    There is but one reliance.

  2. 9

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

  3. 8

    I never knew a man more free from conceit, or one to whom it was a greater extent a pleasure, as well as a recognized duty, to listen patiently to what might be said to him upon any subject under consideration....Neither, I need scarcely say, was he in the habit of talking, much less boasting, of his own achievements.

  4. 7

    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.

  5. 6

    I shall tread in the footsteps of my illustrious predecessor.

  6. 5

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

  7. 4

    I am more than ever convinced of the dangers to which the free and unbiased exercise of political opinion - the only sure foundation and safeguard of republican government - would be exposed by any further increase of the already overgrown influence of corporate authorities.

  8. 3

    The less government interferes with private pursuits, the better for general prosperity.

  9. 2

    The government should not be guided by Temporary Excitement, but by Sober Second Thought.

  10. 1

    It is easier to do a job right than to explain why you didn't.

  11. Last Update: 29 November 2022

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