John C. Calhoun - Quotes

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In looking back, I see nothing to regret and little to correct. ---->>>

The interval between the decay of the old and the formation and establishment of the new constitutes a period of transition which must always necessarily be one of uncertainty, confusion, error, and wild and fierce fanaticism. ---->>>

The Union next to our liberties the most dear. May we all remember that it can only be preserved by respecting the rights of the States, and distributing equally the benefits and burdens of the Union. ---->>>

Learn from your mistakes and build on your successes. ---->>>

It is harder to preserve than to obtain liberty.

It is harder to preserve than to obtain liberty.

The surrender of life is nothing to sinking down into acknowledgment of inferiority. ---->>>

The Government of the absolute majority instead of the Government of the people is but the Government of the strongest interests; and when not efficiently checked, it is the most tyrannical and oppressive that can be devised. ---->>>

Beware the wrath of a patient adversary. ---->>>

A power has risen up in the government greater than the people themselves, consisting of many and various and powerful interests, combined into one mass, and held together by the cohesive power of the vast surplus in the banks. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: March 18, 1782
Birthplace:
Die: March 31, 1850
Occupation: Statesman
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John Caldwell Calhoun (; March 18, 1782 – March 31, 1850) was an American statesman and political theorist from South Carolina, and the seventh Vice President of the United States from 1825 to 1832. He is remembered for strongly defending slavery and for advancing the concept of minority rights in politics, which he did in the context of defending Southern values from perceived Northern threats (wikipedia)