Jack Valenti(1921-): Presidential aide
I sleep each night a little better, a little more confidently because Lyndon Johnson is my President. For I know he lives and thinks and works to make sure that for all America and indeed, the growing body of the free world, the morning shall always come.
Mariano G. Vallejo (1808-1890): California politician
The Yankees are a wonderful people. If they emigrated to hell itself they would somehow manage to change the climate.
(Attributed, c. 1855)
Martin Van Buren (1782-1862): Eighth president
The second, sober thought of the people is seldom wrong, and always efficient.
Arthur Vandenberg (1884-1951): Senator from Indiana
I had the feeling, as the result of the ballot was announced, that I was witnessing the suicide of the Republic.
(After passage of Lend Lease, 1940)
We Republicans can cooperate with only one secretary of state at a time.
( Cable to President Truman from Paris, September 1946)
Cornelius Vanderbilt (1794-1877): Railroad entrepreneur
Gentlemen: You have undertaken to cheat me. I won't sue you, for law is too slow. I will ruin you.
( Letter to Nicaragua Transit Company, a competitor, 1853)