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James Buchanan Quotes





I like the noise of democracy.
 

If you are as happy in entering the White House as I shall feel on returning to Wheatland, you are a happy man indeed.
 

If you are as happy, my dear sir, on entering this house as I am in leaving it and returning home, you are the happiest man in the country.
 

The ballot box is the surest arbiter of disputes among free men.
 

The test of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.
 

To avoid entangling alliances has been a maxim of our policy ever since the days of Washington, and its wisdom no one will attempt to dispute.
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What is right and what is practicable are two different things.