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No president who performs his duties faithfully and conscientiously can have any leisure. James K. Polk#Duties 96
James K. Polk#Duties 96
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. James K. Polk#Among 87
James K. Polk#Among 87
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. James K. Polk#Become 68
James K. Polk#Become 68
Peace, plenty, and contentment reign throughout our borders, and our beloved country presents a sublime moral spectacle to the world. James K. Polk#History 55
James K. Polk#History 55
The world has nothing to fear from military ambition in our Government. James K. Polk#Ambition 55
James K. Polk#Ambition 55
Although... the Chief Magistrate must almost of necessity be chosen by a party and stand pledged to its principles and measures, yet in his official action he should not be the President of a party only, but of the whole people of the United States. James K. Polk#History 54
James K. Polk#History 54
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. James K. Polk#Again 46
James K. Polk#Again 46
One great object of the Constitution was to restrain majorities from oppressing minorities or encroaching upon their just rights. James K. Polk#Constitution 37
James K. Polk#Constitution 37
Minorities have a right to appeal to the Constitution as a shield against such oppression. James K. Polk#Against 33
James K. Polk#Against 33
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. James K. Polk#Happy 31
James K. Polk#Happy 31
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