Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Presidents day

In honor of President’s Day, we’ve listed 25 of the best President’s Day quotes we could find below. Each quote comes from the mouth or pen of a US president.
1. I know only two tunes: one of them is ‘Yankee Doodle’, and the other one isn’t. -Ulysses S. Grant
2. I had rather be on my farm than be emperor of the world. – George Washington
3. If hard work is not another name for talent, it is the best possible substitute for it. -James Garfield
4. Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom. -Thomas Jefferson
5. You don’t get everything you want. A dictatorship would be a lot easier. -George W. Bush
6. Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first. -Ronald Reagan
7. We should live our lives as though Christ were coming this afternoon. -Jimmy Carter
8. 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. -Barack Obama
9. There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America. -Bill Clinton
10. History, in general, only informs us what bad government is. -Thomas Jefferson
11. If men were angels, no government would be necessary. -James Madison
12. Think about every problem, every challenge, we face. The solution to each starts with education. -George H.W. Bush
13. The lesson of history is rarely learned by the actors themselves. -James A. Garfield
14. Order without liberty and liberty without order are equally destructive. -Theodore Roosevelt
15. Older men declare war. But it is the youth that must fight and die. -Herbert Hoover
16. When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. -Franklin D. Roosevelt
17. It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit. -Harry S. Truman
18. I am rather inclined to silence, and whether that be wise or not, it is at least more unusual nowadays to find a man who can hold his tongue than to find one who cannot. -Abraham Lincoln
19. 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. -Dwight D. Eisenhower
20. I leave you, hoping that the lamp of liberty will burn in your bosoms until there shall no longer be a doubt that all men are created free and equal. -Abraham Lincoln
21. 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
22. The success of our popular government rests wholly upon the correct interpretation of the deliberate, intelligent, dependable popular will of America. -Warren Harding
23. The chief business of the American people is business. -Calvin Coolidge
24. No president who performs his duties faithfully and conscientiously can have any leisure. -James Polk
25. Officeholders are the agents of the people, not their masters. – Grover Cleveland

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