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Top 14 Martin Van Buren Quotes (LITTLE MAGICIAN)

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“It seems proper, at all events, that by an early enactment similar to that of other countries the application of public money by an officer of Government to private uses should be made a felony and visited with severe and ignominious punishment.”

Martin Van Buren
As to the presidency, the two happiest days of my life were those of my entrance upon the office and my surrender of it.
As to the presidency, the two happiest days of my life were those of my entrance upon the office and my surrender of it.
The people under our system, like the king in a monarchy, never dies.
The people under our system, like the king in a monarchy, never dies.
It is easier to do a job right than to explain why you didn't.
It is easier to do a job right than to explain why you didn’t.
The government should not be guided by Temporary Excitement, but by Sober Second Thought.
The government should not be guided by Temporary Excitement, but by Sober Second Thought.
The less government interferes with private pursuits, the better for general prosperity.
The less government interferes with private pursuits, the better for general prosperity.

“In time of peace there can, at all events, be no justification for the creation of a permanent debt by the Federal Government. Its limited range of constitutional duties may certainly under such circumstances be performed without such a resort.”

Martin Van Buren
The atonement of Jesus Christ is the only remedy and rest for my soul.
The atonement of Jesus Christ is the only remedy and rest for my soul.
The second, sober thought of the people is seldom wrong, and always efficient.
The second, sober thought of the people is seldom wrong, and always efficient.
No evil can result from its [slavery's] inhibition more pernicious than its toleration.
No evil can result from its [slavery’s] inhibition more pernicious than its toleration.
I cannot expect to perform the task with equal ability and success.
I cannot expect to perform the task with equal ability and success.
Is it possible to be anything in this country without being a politician?
Is it possible to be anything in this country without being a politician?

“There is a power in public opinion in this country – and I thank God for it: for it is the most honest and best of all powers – which will not tolerate an incompetent or unworthy man to hold in his weak or wicked hands the lives and fortunes of his fellow-citizens.”

Martin Van Buren

“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.”

Martin Van Buren

Martin Van Buren Short Biography

Born on 5 December 1782 in New York state, Martin Van Buren was the 9th governor of New York, the 10th United States secretary of state, and the 8th Vice-president and President of the United States preceded by Andrew Jackson.

Van Buren was elected the 8th president of the United States in 1836 and served in office from 1837 to 1841.

However, he lost the reelection bid in 1840 to Whig Party, William Henry Harrison due to the Panic of 1837.

Martin Van Buren was given the nicknames “Little Magician,” “Red Fox of Kinderhook,” and “Sly Fox” due to his cunning maneuvers, skills and tactics to land on the winning side of political controversy.

Many consider Van Buren a failed president – partly due to the economic depression and stock market crashed just several months after this election. Nevertheless, the 8th president – a huge admirer of Thomas Jefferson – also made crucial contribution that extended the Jeffersonian and Jacksonian political ideals.

Later when he became an elder statesman and played a critical role of slavery abolitionist. In fact, he was the leader who led the Free Soil Party ticket in the presidential election of 1848.

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