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James K. Polk

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James K. Polk

James Knox Polk (November 2, 1795 – June 15, 1849) was the 11th President of the United States (1845–1849).

Sourced quotes

  • "Foreign powers do not seem to appreciate the true character of our Government."[1]    
Simple: Other countries do not seem to see the true character of our Government.
  • "I love you Sarah. For all eternity, I love you."[2]    
Simple: I love you, Sarah. I will love you forever.
About the quote: Last words, said to his wife (June 15, 1849).


  1. Inaugural Address (March 4, 1845)
  2. 'Famous Last Words: The Ultimate Collection of Finales and Farewells (2004) by Laura Ward

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