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James K. Polk
(1795-1849) born on
Nov 02
US president (11th). He was the 11th U.S. president, 1845-49; led US in war against Mexico, resulting in the annexation of the Southwest.
         
   
F
If a man . . . would shake and not be shaken, grip and not be gripped, taking care always to squeeze the hand of his adversary as hard as it squeezed him, then he suffered no inconvenience from it.

R
No president who performs his duties faithfully and conscientiously can have any leisure.
A
The passion for office among members of Congress is very great, if not absolutely disreputable, and greatly embarrasses the operations of the Government. They create offices by their own votes and then seek to fill them themselves.
N
Though I occupy a very high position, I am the hardest-working man in this country.
K
When I observed a strong man approaching I generally took advantage of him by being a little quicker than he was and seizing him by the tip of the fingers, giving him a hearty shake, and thus preventing him from getting a full grip upon me.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: On the great art of shaking hands; in "Leadership: A Treasury of Great Quotations," by William and Leonard Safire, 1990.
R: "Diary," 1 Sep 1847.
A: "Diary," 22 Jun 1846.
N: "Diary," 28 Jan 1847.
K: On the great art of shaking hands; in "Leadership: A Treasury of Great Quotations," by William and Leonard Safire, 1990.
   


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