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

“You can do what you have to do, and sometimes you can do it even better than you think you can.”
- Jimmy Carter

“Without passion you don't have energy, without energy you have nothing.”
- Donald Trump

“Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to God.”
- Ronald Reagan

“Never be satisfied with less than your very best effort. If you strive for the top and miss, you'll still 'beat the pack.'” ― Gerald R. Ford

 "A leader is someone who brings people together."
- George W. Bush

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”
- Barack Obama

“If you live long enough, you'll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you'll be a better person. It's how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit.”
- Bill Clinton

“A volunteer is a person who can see what others cannot see; who can feel what most do not feel. Often, such gifted persons do not think of themselves as volunteers, but as citizens – citizens in the fullest sense: partners in civilization.”
- George H.W. Bush


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