If we have no friends, we have no pleasure; and if we have them, we are sure to lose them, and be doubly pained by the loss.
Should my administration prove to be a very wicked one...or a very foolish one, if you, the people, are true to yourselves and the Constitution, there is little harm I can do, thank God.
Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition. Whether it be true or not, I can say for one that I have no other so great as that of being truly esteemed of my fellow men, by rendering myself worthy of their esteem.
Kings had always been involving and impoverishing their people in wars, pretending generally, if not always, that the good of the people was the object
I can express all my views on the slavery question by quotations from Henry Clay.