"I tread in the footsteps of illustrious men... in receiving from the people the sacred trust confided to my illustrious predecessor."
"Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none."Martin Van Buren on William Shakespeare
"For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth."Martin Van Buren on Bo Bennett
"The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool."Martin Van Buren on Stephen King
"Learning to trust is one of life's most difficult tasks."Martin Van Buren on Isaac Watts
"Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement."Martin Van Buren on Golda Meir
"The United States have fulfilled in good faith all their treaty stipulations with the Indian tribes, and have in every other instance insisted upon a like performance of their obligations."
"The less government interferes with private pursuits, the better for general prosperity."
"We remain at peace with all nations, and no efforts on my part consistent with the preservation of our rights and the honor of the country shall be spared to maintain a position so consonant to our institutions."
"With respect to the northeastern boundary of the United States, no official correspondence between this Government and that of Great Britain has passed since that communicated to Congress toward the close of their last session."
"On receiving from the people the sacred trust twice confided on my illustrious predecessor, and which he has discharged so faithfully and so well, I know that I can not expect to perform the arduous task with equal ability and success."