1. 10

    There is but one reliance.

    21
  2. 9

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

    22
  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.

    23
  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.

    23
  5. 6

    I shall tread in the footsteps of my illustrious predecessor.

    29
  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.

    54
  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.

    63
  8. 3

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

    75
  9. 2

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

    84
  10. 1

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

    118
  11. Last Update: 29 November 2022

View the rest 43 Martin Van Buren sayings