James K Polk Quotes

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The selection of short James K Polk Quotes reflect the personality of the man behind the words. The famous nickname of James K Polk was 'Napoleon of the Stump' referring to his considerable oratory skills and his reputation for seizing opportunities to deliver a speech. The character and personality of this famous President is described as being determined, diligent, forceful, extremely ambitious and intelligent.

"No president who performs his duties faithfully and conscientiously
can have any leisure."

James K Polk Quotes
James K Polk was the 11th President of the United States of America who served in office from March 4, 1845 to March 4, 1849. Learn about the man, his leadership and his presidency from his famous quotes. The list of James K Polk Quotes provides a unique insight of his personality and his presidency.

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The selection of short James K Polk Quotes starts with the following famous quote by the president.

"The passion for office among members of Congress is very great, if not absolutely disreputable, and greatly embarrasses the operations of the Government. They create offices by their own votes and then seek to fill them themselves."

James K Polk Quotes
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James K Polk Quotes

Quote 1: "Peace, plenty, and contentment reign throughout our borders, and our beloved country presents a sublime moral spectacle to the world."

Quote 2: "Foreign powers do not seem to appreciate the true character of our government."

Quote 3: "It becomes us in humility to make our devout acknowledgments to the Supreme Ruler of the Universe for the inestimable civil and religious blessings with which we are favored."

Quote 4: "Minorities have a right to appeal to the Constitution as a shield against such oppression."

Quote 5: "The world has nothing to fear from military ambition in our Government."

Quote 6: "There is more selfishness and less principle among members of Congress than I had any conception of, before I became President of the U.S."

Quote 7: "Under the benignant providence of Almighty God the representatives of the States and of the people are again brought together to deliberate for the public good."

Quote 8: "I am heartily rejoiced that my term is so near its close. I will soon cease to be a servant and will become a sovereign."

Quote 9: "Well may the boldest fear and the wisest tremble when incurring responsibilities on which may depend our country's peace and prosperity, and in some degree the hopes and happiness of the whole human family."

Quote 10: "With me it is exceptionally true that the Presidency is no bed of roses."

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