Best Quotes by Martin Van Buren (Top 8)

  1. It is easier to do a job right than to explain why you didn't.
  2. The less government interferes with private pursuits, the better for general prosperity.
  3. As to the presidency, the two happiest days of my life were those of my entrance upon the office and my surrender of it.
  4. No evil can result from its inhibition more pernicious than its toleration.
  5. I tread in the footsteps of illustrious men... in receiving from the people the sacred trust confided to my illustrious predecessor.
  6. The second, sober thought of the people is seldom wrong, and always efficient.
  7. To avoid the necessity of a permanent debt and its inevitable consequences, I have advocated and endeavored to carry into effect the policy of confining the appropriations for the public service to such objects only as are clearly with the constitutional authority of the Federal Government.
  8. I cannot expect to perform the task with equal ability and success.