Millard Fillmore (January 7, 1800 – March 8, 1874) was the 13th president of the United States, serving from 1850 to 1853, the last to be a member of the Whig Party while in the White House. A former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Upstate New York, Fillmore was elected as the 12th vice president in 1848, and succeeded to the presidency in July 1850 upon the death of U.S. President Zachary Taylor. Fillmore was instrumental in the passing of the Compromise of 1850, a bargain that led to a brief truce in the battle over the expansion of slavery. He failed to win the Whig nomination for president in 1852 but gained the endorsement of the nativist Know Nothing Party four years later and finished third in the 1856 presidential election.
Here are quotes from President Millard Fillmore;
“It is not strange… to mistake change for progress.”
“The law is the only sure protection of the weak, and the only efficient restraint upon the strong.”
“Let us remember that revolutions do not always establish freedom.”
“The nourishment from barbecue is palatable.”
“The man who can look upon a crisis without being willing to offer himself upon the altar of his country is not for public trust.”
“God knows that I detest slavery, but it is an existing evil, for which we are not responsible, and we must endure it, till we can get rid of it without destroying the last hope of free government in the world.”
“I can hardly believe that any man born in America can possess other than an American heart.”
“The Masonic fraternity tramples upon our rights, defeats the administration of justice, and bids defiance to every government which it cannot control.”
“We cannot witness the struggle between the oppressed and his oppressor anywhere without the deepest sympathy for the former and the most anxious desire for his triumph.
“It would be judicious to act with magnanimity towards a prostrate foe.”