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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.
I like the noise of democracy.

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.
What is right and what is practicable are two different things.
The ballot box is the surest arbiter of disputes among free men.
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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