Zachary Taylor Quotes

Zachary Taylor Quotes: The Man behind the Words
The selection of short Zachary Taylor Quotes reflect the personality of the man behind the words. The famous nickname of Zachary Taylor was Old Rough and Ready reflecting his status as a war veteran and his disdain for fancy uniforms. The character and personality of this famous President is described as being genial, friendly, outspoken but courteous. An intelligent and thoughtful man who was cautious in his speech and actions.

"In the discharge of duties my guide will be the Constitution, which
I this day swear to preserve, protect, and defend."

Zachary Taylor Quotes
Zachary Taylor was the 12th President of the United States of America who served in office from March 4, 1849 to July 9, 1850. Learn about the man, his leadership and his presidency from his famous quotes. The list of Zachary Taylor Quotes provides a unique insight of his personality and  his presidency.

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"For more than half a century, during which kingdoms and empires have fallen, this Union has stood unshaken. The patriots who formed it have long since descended to the grave; yet still it remains, the proudest monument to their memory..."

Zachary Taylor Quotes
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Zachary Taylor Quotes

Quote 1: "The power given by the Constitution to the Executive to interpose his veto is a high conservative power; but in my opinion it should never be exercised except in cases of clear violation of the Constitution, or manifest haste and want of due consideration by Congress."

Quote 2: "I have no private purpose to accomplish, no party objectives to build up, no enemies to punish—nothing to serve but my country."

Quote 3: "It would be judicious to act with magnanimity towards a prostrate foe."

Quote 4: "It eminently becomes a government like our own, founded on the morality and intelligence of its citizens and upheld by their affections, to exhaust every resort of honorable diplomacy before appealing to arms."

Quote 5: "The idea that I should become President seems to me too visionary to require a serious answer. It has never entered my head, nor is it likely to enter the head of any other person."

Quote 6: "I shall pursue a straight forward course deviating neither to the right or left so that comes what may I hope my real friends will never have to blush for me, so far as truth, honesty & fair dealings are concerned."

Quote 7: "I have always done my duty. I am ready to die. My only regret is for the friends I leave behind me."

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