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James Buchanan
(1791-1868) born on
Apr 23
US president (15th). As the 15th U.S. president, 1857-61, he tried, but failed, to find a compromise in the conflict between the North and the South.
         
   
F
I like the noise of democracy.

R
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 this country.
A
What is right and what is practicable are two different things.
N
The ballot box is the surest arbiter of disputes among free men.
K
The host of contractors, speculators, stockjobbers and lobby members which haunt the halls of Congress, all dersious . . . to get their arm into the public treasury, are sufficient to alarm every friend of this country. Their progress must be arrested.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Reader's Digest," 1 May 1986.
R: From a collection of quotations found on the Internet.
A: Comment, 1860.
N: Speech, 3 Dec 1860.
K: Letter to Franklin Pierce, 1852.
   


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