PRESIDENTS: 1789-1850 | 1850-1889 | 1889-1953 | 1953-present

 NumberPresidentInformationFamous Quote
22Grover Cleveland

1885-1889

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"A man is known by the company he keeps, and also by the company from which he is kept out."

"Your every voter, as surely as your chief magistrate, exercises a public trust."
21Chester A. Athur

1881-1885

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"Men may die, but the fabrics of free institutions remain unshaken." (September 22, 1881)
20James A. Garfield

1881

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"All free governments are managed by the combined wisdom and folly of the people." (April 21, 1880)
19Rutherford B. Hayes

1877-1881

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"Nothing brings out the lower traits of human nature like office seeking." (1878)
18Ulysses S. Grant

1869-1877

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"Keep the church and State forever separate." (1875)

"To maintain peace in the future, it is necessary to be prepared for war." (1886)
17Andrew Johnson

1865-1869

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"Legislation can neither be wise nor just which seeks the welfare of a single interest at the expense and to the injury of many and varied interests." (February 22, 1869)
16Abraham Lincoln

1861-1865

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"I wish some of you would tell me the brand of whiskey that Grant drinks. I would like to send a barrel of it to my other generals." (November 26, 1863)

"Truth is generally the best vindication against slander." (July 18, 1864)
15James Buchanan

1857-1861

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"The ballot box is the surest arbiter of disputes among free men." (December 3, 1860)
14Franklin Pierce

1853-1857

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"The maintenance of large standing armies in our country would be not only dangerous, but unnecessary." (March 4, 1853)
13Millard Fillmore

1850-1853

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"An honorable defeat is better than a dishonorable victory." (September 13, 1844)
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