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John C. Calhoun

Beware the wrath of a patient adversary.

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It is harder to preserve than to obtain liberty.

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Learn from your mistakes and build on your successes.

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In looking back, I see nothing to regret and little to correct.

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The surrender of life is nothing to sinking down into acknowledgment of inferiority.

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The Government of the absolute majority instead of the Government of the people is but the Government of the strongest interests; and when not efficiently checked, it is the most tyrannical and oppressive that can be devised.

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A power has risen up in the government greater than the people themselves, consisting of many and various and powerful interests, combined into one mass, and held together by the cohesive power of the vast surplus in the banks.

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