21 Feb

Today is Presidents Day, and we would like to share a list of quotes from our presidents:

  1. George Washington (1789-1797) Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.
  2. John Adams (1797-1801) If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
  3. Thomas Jefferson(1801-1809) Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.
  4. James Madison (1809-1817) If men were angels, no government would be necessary
  5. James Monroe (1817-1825) A little flattery will support a man through great fatigue.
  6. John Quincy Adams (1825-1829) All men profess honesty as long as they can. To believe all men honest would be folly. To believe none so is something worse
  7. Andrew Jackson (1829-1837) Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.
  8. Martin Van Buren (1837-1841) It is easier to do a job right than to explain why you didn’t.
  9. William Henry Harrison (1841) I believe that all the measures of the Government are directed to the purpose of making the rich richer and the poor poorer
  10. John Tyler (1841-1845) Pens are most dangerous tools, more sharp by odds Than swords, and cut more keen than whips or rods
  11. James Polk (1845-1849) I am heartily rejoiced that my term is so near its close. I will soon cease to be a servant and will become a sovereign.
  12. Zachary Taylor (1849-1850) I have always done my duty.  I am ready to die.  My only regret is for the friends I leave behind me.
  13. Millard Fillmore (1850-1853) It is not strange… to mistake change for progress
  14. Franklin Pierce (1853-1857) Frequently the more trifling the subject, the more animated and protracted the discussion
  15. James Buchanan (1857-1861) The ballot box is the surest arbiter of disputes among free men.
  16. Abraham Lincoln (1861-1865) Things may come to those who wait…but only the things left by those who hustle.
  17. Andrew Johnson (1865-1869) Honest conviction is my courage; the Constitution is my guide
  18. Ulysses S. Grant (1869-1877) I know only two tunes: one of them is ‘Yankee Doodle’, and the other one isn’t
  19. Rutherford Hayes (1877-1881) He serves his party best who serves his country best
  20. James Garfield (1881)  If hard work is not another name for talent, it is the best possible substitute for it 
  21. Chester Arthur (1881-1885) I may be president of the United States, but my private life is nobody’s damned business
  22. Grover Cleveland (1885-1889) A truly American sentiment recognizes the dignity of labor and the fact that honor lies in honest toil
  23. Benjamin Harrison (1889-1893) Great lives never go out; they go on.
  24. Grover Cleveland ( 1893-1897) Officeholders are the agents of the people, not their masters
  25. William McKinley (1897-1901) Expositions are the timekeepers of progress
  26. Theodore Roosevelt (1901-1909) Speak softly and carry a big stick.
  27. William Taft (1909-1913) A government is for the benefit of all the people
  28. Woodrow Wilson (1913-1921) A conservative is a man who just sits and thinks, mostly sits
  29. Warren Harding (1921-1923) The success of our popular government rests wholly upon the correct interpretation of the deliberate, intelligent, dependable popular will of America
  30. Calvin Coolidge (1923-1929) The chief business of the American people is business
  31. Herbert Hoover ( 1929-1933) Older men declare war. But it is the youth that must fight and die
  32. Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1933-1945) Be sincere; be brief; be seated.
  33. Harry Truman (1945-1953) It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit
  34. Dwight Eisenhower (1953-1961) Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him
  35. John F Kennedy (1961-1963) As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
  36. Lyndon Johnson (1963-1969) If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read “President Can’t Swim”
  37. Richard Nixon (1969-1974) The finest steel has to go through the hottest fire
  38. Gerald Ford (1974-1977) A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have
  39. Jimmy Carter (1977-1981) We should live our lives as though Christ were coming this afternoon
  40. Ronald Reagan (1981-1989) Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first
  41. George Bush (1989-1993) Think about every problem, every challenge, we face. The solution to each starts with education
  42. Bill Clinton (1993-2001) There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America
  43. George Bush (2001-2009) America will never seek a permission slip to defend the security of our people.
  44. Barack Obama (2009-) Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. … Because it’s only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential



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