More From James K. Polk
- "Well may the boldest fear and the wisest tremble when incurring responsibilities on which may depend our country’s peace and prosperity, and in some degree the hopes and happiness of the whole human family."
- "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."
More In History
- "History is one of those marvelous and necessary illusions we have to deal with. It’s one of the ways of dealing with our world with impossible generalities which we couldn’t live without."― Howard Nemerov
- "Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. And today? Today is a gift. That’s why we call it the present."― Babatunde Olatunji
- "I’m the biggest fighter in the history of the sport. If you don’t believe it, check the cash register."― Mike Tyson