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.
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.