Martin Van Buren was one of the outstanding presidents of The United States. The American statesman was the eighth President of US and served the country from 1837 to 1841. He was also one of the founders of The Democratic Party.
Having born in the year of 1782, he was the first president who was not born as a British subject. Although born in New York he belonged to Dutch ancestry and spoke Dutch as the first language. He was married to Hannah Hoes daughter of his first cousin in the year 1807. They had five kids.
Van Buren was active in politics from an early age and was a dominant figure in the Albany Regency, a group of Bucktail leaders. Prior to his term as President, he served the country in many senior positions such as Secretary of State and Vice President.
Known as “Little Magician” his political views, thoughts, and philosophies were very famous. Here we have got for you few rare and inspirational Martin Van Buren Quotes that you would surely enjoy.
Martin Van Buren Quotes – Top 10 Best
It is easier to do a job right than to explain why you didn’t.
The people under our system, like the king in a monarchy, never dies.
The less government interferes with private pursuits, the better for general prosperity.
“What is to come out of this time alone can determine. I do not despair of the Republic, and whatever others may do, I mean to hold on to the true faith.” MVB to Charles Edward Dudley, 25 December 1825
As to the presidency, the two happiest days of my life were those of my entrance upon the office and my surrender of it.
The government should not be guided by Temporary Excitement, but by Sober Second Thought.
Those who have wrought great changes in the world never succeeded by gaining over chiefs, but always by exciting the multitude. The first is the resource of intrigue and produces only secondary results, the second is the resort of genius and transforms the universe.
No evil can result from its inhibition more pernicious than its toleration.
The national will is the supreme law of the Republic, and on all subjects within the limits of his constitutional powers should be faithfully obeyed by the public servant.
There is a power in public opinion in this country – and I thank God for it: for it is the most honest and best of all powers – which will not tolerate an incompetent or unworthy man to hold in his weak or wicked hands the lives and fortunes of his fellow-citizens.
Hope the above Martin Van Buren quotes gave you an insight into the political views and ideas of the great President.