Presidents Day Quotes

"You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand."
- Woodrow Wilson

"Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future."
- John F. Kennedy

"There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live."
- John Adams

"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

"Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you."
- Thomas Jefferson

" ‘Tis better to be silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt."
- Abraham Lincoln

"The truth is that all men having power ought to be mistrusted."
- James Madison

"I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man."
- George Washington

"Our defense is in the preservation of the spirit which prizes liberty as a heritage of all men, in all lands, everywhere. Destroy this spirit and you have planted the seeds of despotism around your own doors."
- Abraham Lincoln

"No man is above the law and no man is below it; nor do we ask any man's permission when we require him to obey it. Obedience to the law is demanded as a right; not asked as a favor."
- Theodore Roosevelt

"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

"Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom."
- Thomas Jefferson

"I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow."
- Woodrow Wilson

"Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort."
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Patience and perseverance have a magical affect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish."
- John Quincy Adams

"A conservative is a man who just sits and thinks, mostly sits."
- Woodrow Wilson

"Order without liberty and liberty without order are equally destructive."
- Theodore Roosevelt

"When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on."
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Older men declare war. But it is the youth that must fight and die."
- Herbert Hoover

"I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for that day."
- Abraham Lincoln

"We are going to have peace even if we have to fight for it."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

"We are inclined that if we watch a football game or baseball game, we have taken part in it."
- John F. Kennedy, 1961

"There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America."
- William J. Clinton

"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

"Whenever I hear any one arguing for slavery I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally."
- Abraham Lincoln

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