Famous James Buchanan Quotes

It is the imperative and indispensable duty of the Government of the United States to secure to every resident inhabitant the free and independent expression of his opinion by his vote. This sacred right of each individual must be preserved. That being accomplished, nothing can be fairer than to leave the people of a Territory free from all foreign interference to decide their own destiny for themselves, subject only to the Constitution of the United States.

The ballot box is the surest arbiter of disputes among free men.

I feel an humble confidence that the kind Providence which inspired our fathers with wisdom to frame the most perfect form of government and union ever devised by man will not suffer it to perish until it shall have been peacefully instrumental by its example in the extension of civil and religious liberty throughout the world.

Time is a great corrective. Political subjects which but a few years ago excited and exasperated the public mind have passed away and are now nearly forgotten.

I like the noise of democracy.

I have seldom met an intelligent person whose views were not narrowed and distorted by religion.

There is nothing stable but Heaven and the Constitution.

The distribution of patronage of the Government is by far the most disagreeable duty of the President.