Best Franklin Pierce Quotes

Franklin Pierce was the 14th president of the United States serving from 1853 to 1857. He was a northern Democrat who believed that the abolitionist movement was a fundamental threat to the unity of the nation. He alienated anti-slavery groups by signing the Kansas–Nebraska Act and enforcing the Fugitive Slave Act, and conflict between North and South persisted until southern states seceded and the American Civil War began in 1861.

Here are quotes from President Franklin Pierce;

“I never justify, sustain, or in any way or to any extent uphold this cruel, heartless, aimless unnecessary war.”

“The stars upon your banner have become nearly threefold their original number; your densely populated possessions skirt the shores of the two great oceans.”

“The storm of frenzy and faction must inevitably dash itself in vain against the unshaken rock of the Constitution.”

“The dangers of a concentration of all power in the general government of a confederacy so vast as ours
are too obvious to be disregarded.”

“With the Union my best and dearest earthly hopes are entwined.”

“Frequently the more trifling the subject, the more animated and protracted the discussion.”

“If your past is limited, your future is boundless.”

“An extravagance is anything you buy that is of no earthly use to your wife.”

“There are hundreds who can stand failure to one who can stand success; the good loser is far more common than the good winner.”

“A Republic without parties is a complete anomaly. The histories of all popular governments show absurd is the idea of their attempting to exist without parties.”

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