Presidents' Day Quotes

Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.
- George Washington

In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
- Abraham Lincoln

The only thing to fear is, fear itself.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Think about every problem, every challenge, we face. The solution to each starts with education.
- George H.W. Bush

If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.
- Barack Obama

A president's hardest task is not to do what is right, but to know what is right.
- Lyndon Johnson

To waste, to destroy, our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by right to hand down to them amplified and developed.
- Theodore Roosevelt

War should never be entered upon until every agency of peace has failed.
- William McKinley

You cannot extend the mastery of government over the daily life of a people without somewhere making it master of people's souls and thoughts. Every step in that direction poisons the very roots of liberalism. It poisons political equality, free speech, free press, and equality of opportunity. It is the road not to more liberty but to less liberty.
- Herbert Hoover

No government is perfect. One of the chief virtues of a democracy, however, is that its defects are always visible and under democratic processes can be pointed out and corrected.
- Harry S. Truman

Being a politician is a poor profession. Being a public servant is a noble one.
- Herbert Hoover

Mankind must put an end to war before war puts and end to mankind.
- John F. Kennedy

We must teach our children to resolve their conflicts with words, not weapons. 
Bill Clinton

I pity the man who wants a coat so cheap that the man or woman who produces the cloth will starve in the process.
Benjamin Harrison

I would rather belong to a poor nation that was free than to a rich nation that had ceased to be in love with liberty.
- Woodrow Wilson

"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”
–  John Quincy Adams

“Tell the truth, work hard and come to dinner on time.”
– Gerald Ford

“Freedom is the open window through which pours the sunlight of the human spirit and human dignity.”
– Herbert Hoover

"My observation is that whenever one person is found adequate to the discharge of a duty... it is worse executed by two persons, and scarcely done at all if three or more are employed therein."
- George Washington

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."
- John F. Kennedy