"Well may the boldest fear and the wisest tremble when incurring responsibilities on which may depend our country's peace and prosperity, and in some degree the hopes and happiness of the whole human family."
"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open."James K. Polk on John Barrymore
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."James K. Polk on Dalai Lama
"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."James K. Polk on Abraham Lincoln
"I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition."James K. Polk on Martha Washington
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."James K. Polk on Mahatma Gandhi
"The world has nothing to fear from military ambition in our Government."
"One great object of the Constitution was to restrain majorities from oppressing minorities or encroaching upon their just rights."
"Although... the Chief Magistrate must almost of necessity be chosen by a party and stand pledged to its principles and measures, yet in his official action he should not be the President of a party only, but of the whole people of the United States."
"Peace, plenty, and contentment reign throughout our borders, and our beloved country presents a sublime moral spectacle to the world."