I inhabit a weak, frail, decayed tenement; battered by the winds and broken in upon by the storms, and from all I can learn, the landlord does not intend to repair.
John Quincy Adams
I have always been afraid of banks
Statistics are no substitute for judgment.
The idea of thanking staff should mean giving them something that they would never buy for themselves.
Falsehoods not only disagree with truths, but usually quarrel among themselves.
In this great nation there is but one order, that of the people, whose power, by a peculiarly happy improvement of the representative principle, is transferred from them, without impairing in the slightest degree their sovereignty, to bodies of their own creation, and to persons elected by themselves, in the full extent necessary for the purposes of free, enlightened, and efficient government.
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.
No slave to his passions, he nonetheless reserved some passion for his slave.
All the lessons of history and experience must be lost upon us if we are content to trust alone to the peculiar advantages we happen to possess.
Martin Van Buren
You have lost a child, a dear, dear child. I have lost the only earthly object of my affection.... I have now one request to make,... deny me not. Afford me the melancholy pleasure of seeing her body before internment.