John Quincy Adams - The highest glory of the American Revolution was this: it connected in one indissoluble bond the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity.
John Quincy Adams - Nip the shoots of arbitrary power in the bud, is the only maxim which can ever preserve the liberties of any people.
John Quincy Adams - America does not go abroad in search of monsters to destroy.
James Buchanan - The test of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.
James Buchanan - The ballot box is the surest arbiter of disputes among free men.
Martin Van Buren - No evil can result from its inhibition more pernicious than its toleration.
Martin Van Buren - The less government interferes with private pursuits, the better for general prosperity.
Martin Van Buren - 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.