The world has nothing to fear from military ambition in our Government.
With me it is exceptionally true that the Presidency is no bed of roses.
Foreign powers do not seem to appreciate the true character of our government.
No president who performs his duties faithfully and conscientiously can have any leisure.
Minorities have a right to appeal to the Constitution as a shield against such oppression.
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.
One great object of the Constitution was to restrain majorities from oppressing minorities or encroaching upon their just rights.
Peace, plenty, and contentment reign throughout our borders, and our beloved country presents a sublime moral spectacle to the world.
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.
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.