Martin Van Buren Quotes

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Born: December 5, 1782, Kinderhook, New York, U.S.
Birth Country: USA
Died: Kinderhook, New York, U.S., July 24, 1862
Occupation: 8th President of the United States

I tread in the footsteps of illustrious men... in receiving from the people the sacred trust confided to my illustrious predecessor.
- Martin Van Buren

On receiving from the people the sacred trust twice confided on my illustrious predecessor, and which he has discharged so faithfully and so well, I know that I can not expect to perform the arduous task with equal ability and success.
- Martin Van Buren

The less government interferes with private pursuits, the better for general prosperity.
- Martin Van Buren

The United States have fulfilled in good faith all their treaty stipulations with the Indian tribes, and have in every other instance insisted upon a like performance of their obligations.
- Martin Van Buren

We remain at peace with all nations, and no efforts on my part consistent with the preservation of our rights and the honor of the country shall be spared to maintain a position so consonant to our institutions.
- Martin Van Buren

With respect to the northeastern boundary of the United States, no official correspondence between this Government and that of Great Britain has passed since that communicated to Congress toward the close of their last session.
- Martin Van Buren

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