John Tyler (March 29, 1790 – January 18, 1862) was the tenth (1841) Vice President of the United States, and the tenth (1841-1845) President of the United States. He was the second President born after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, and the first to assume the office of President following the death of his predecessor.
- I can never consent to being dictated to.
- I now leave that bed which has afforded me little rest, and eagerly seek repose in the quiet enjoyments of rural life.
- Explaining why he would not run for reelection.
- If the tide of defamation and abuse shall turn, and my administration come to be praised, future Vice-Presidents who may succeed to the Presidency may feel some slight encouragement to pursue an independent course.
- In 1840 I was called from my farm to undertake the administration of public affairs and I foresaw that I was called to a bed of thorns.
- Patronage is the sword and cannon by which war may be made on the liberty of the human race.
- Popularity, I have always thought, may aptly be compared to a coquette - the more you woo her, the more apt is she to elude your embrace.
- So far as it depends on the course of this government, our relations of good will and friendship will be sedulously cultivated with all nations.
- Let it, then, be henceforth proclaimed to the world, that man's conscience was created free; that he is no longer accountable to his fellow man for his religious opinions, being responsible therefore only to his God.
- Wealth can only be accumulated by the earnings of industry and the savings of frugality.