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Millard Fillmore

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Millard Fillmore, 13th President of the United States

Millard Fillmore (January 7, 1800 – March 8, 1874) was the 13th President of the United States (1850–1853).

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  • "An honorable defeat is better than a dishonorable victory."[1]
Simple: Losing with honor is better than winning without it.
About the quote: September 13, 1844, after losing the Whig nomination for Governor of New York.


  1. Fillmore, Millard; Frank Hayward Severance (1907). Millard Fillmore Papers. The Buffalo Historical Society, Page 407. 

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