Presidential Quotes: The
Men behind the Words
Presidential Quotes: The
Men behind the Words
Short, famous quote by George Washington:
basis of our political systems is the right of the
Short, famous quote by John Adams:
a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom,
Short, famous quote by Thomas Jefferson:
and inform the whole mass of the people...
Short, famous quote by James Madison:
"Americans have the right and advantage of being armed - unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms."
Short, famous quote by James Monroe:
we look to the history of other nations, ancient or
Short, famous quote by John Quincy Adams:
"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader."
Short, famous quote by Andrew Jackson:
"As long as our government is administered for the good of the people, and is regulated by their will; as long as it secures to us the rights of persons and of property, liberty of conscience & of the press, it will be worth defending."
Short, famous quote by Martin Van Buren:
"It is easier to do a job right than to explain why you didn't."
Short, famous quote by William Harrison:
"I believe that all the measures of the Government are directed to the purpose of
making the rich richer and the poor poorer."
Short, famous quote by John Tyler:
"Everything dependent on human action is liable to abuse."
Short, famous quote by James Knox Polk:
president who performs his duties faithfully and
Short, famous quote by Zachary Taylor:
discharge of duties my guide will be the
Short, famous quote by Millard Fillmore:
"Change is inevitable, growth is intentional."
Short, famous quote by Franklin Pierce:
"Frequently the more trifling the subject, the more animated and protracted the discussion."
Short, famous quote by James Buchanan:
"Prevent the American people from crossing the Rocky Mountains? You might as well command Niagara not to flow. We must fulfill our destiny."
Short, famous quote by Abraham Lincoln:
would not be a slave, so I would not be a master.
Short, famous quote by Andrew Johnson:
"Honest conviction is my courage; the Constitution is my guide."
Short, famous quote by Ulysses S Grant:
"There never was a time when, in my opinion, some way could not be found to prevent the drawing of the sword."
Short, famous quote by Rutherford B Hayes:
"He serves his party best who serves his country best."
Short, famous quote by James Garfield:
"All free governments are managed by the combined wisdom and folly of the people."
Short, famous quote by Chester Arthur:
"Experience has shown that the trade of the East is the key to national wealth and influence."
Short, famous quote by Grover Cleveland:
"The ship of democracy, which has weathered all storms,
may sink through the mutiny of those on board."
Short, famous quote by Benjamin Harrison:
"No other people have a government more worthy of their respect and love or a land so magnificent in extent, so pleasant to look upon, and so full of generous suggestion to enterprise and labor."
Short, famous quote by William McKinley:
all a man can hope for during his lifetime - to set an
Short, famous quote by Theodore Roosevelt:
"The most successful politician is he who says what the people are thinking most often in the loudest voice."
Short, famous quote by William Taft:
"Don't write so that you can be understood, write so that you can't be misunderstood."
Short, famous quote by Woodrow Wilson:
"America was established not to create wealth but to realize a vision, to realize an ideal - to discover and maintain liberty among men."
Short, famous quote by Warren Harding:
"America's present need is not heroics but healing; not nostrums but normalcy; not revolution but restoration."
Short, famous quote by Calvin Coolidge:
"In a republic the first rule for the guidance of the citizen is obedience of the law."
Short, famous quote by Herbert Hoover:
"About the time we think we can make ends meet, somebody moves the ends."
Short, famous quote by Franklin D Roosevelt:
test of our progress is not whether we add more to the
abundance of those who have much;
Short, famous quote by Harry S Truman:
"If you can't convince them, confuse them."
Short, famous quote by Dwight D Eisenhower:
"A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership,
of getting along with people, of getting things done."
Short, famous quote by John F Kennedy:
"The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it.
And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission."
Short, famous quote by Lyndon B Johnson:
"America is not merely a nation but a nation of nations."
Short, famous quote by Richard Nixon:
"I don't think that a leader can control, to any great extent, his destiny. Very seldom can he step in and change the situation if the forces of history are running in another direction."
Short, famous quote by Gerald Ford:
government big enough to give you everything you
Short, famous quote by Jimmy Carter:
"We cannot be both the world's leading champion of peace and the
world's leading supplier of the weapons of war."
Short, famous quote by Ronald Reagan:
have a trillion-dollar debt because we haven't taxed
Short, famous quote by George H Bush:
"The American Dream means giving it your all, trying your hardest, accomplishing something. And then I'd add to that, giving something back. No definition of a successful life can do anything but include serving others."
Short, famous quote by Bill Clinton:
refuse to be part of a generation that celebrates the
death of communism abroad
Short, famous quote by George W Bush:
"Every nation in every region now has a decision to make. Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists."
Short, famous quote by Barack Obama:
a nuclear power - as the only nuclear power to have used
a nuclear weapon