Presidential Quotes

Presidential Quotes: Unique insight into the Personalities of Presidents
This article provides Presidential Quotes by all of the US Presidents. The selection of presidential quotes provides the opportunity to learn about the man behind the words, their leadership skills and qualities and a unique insight into their presidencies, the characters and the personalities of the US Presidents and their presidencies.

Presidential Quotes
The selection of short, presidential quotes provide the words of the men who shaped the United States of America. Their personal views and their thoughts are expressed in these presidential quotes. These short quotations by the Presidents are inspirational and motivations. Read the words of the most famous men in America.

Presidential Quotes: The Men behind the Words
The presidential quotes of all the US Presidents are accompanied by a description of the character and personality of each of the Presidents. Famous nicknames of all the presidents also provide a unique insight into the man behind the words...

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Presidential Quotes: The Men behind the Words
The presidential quotes of the great leaders of America inspire and motivate us. The presidential quotes are interesting but they are brought to life when the words are taken in context with the character and personality of each of the Presidents. Add to that the perceptions of the Presidents by the American people, via their popular nicknames, then you have a far greater insight into these Presidential quotes, sayings, words and quotations.

US president George washington

Presidential Quotes of George Washington

Short, famous quote by George Washington:

"The basis of our political systems is the right of the people
to make and to alter their constitutions of government."

US President John Adams

Presidential Quotes of John Adams

Short, famous quote by John Adams:

"But a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom,
can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever."

US president Thomas Jefferson

Presidential Quotes of Thomas Jefferson

Short, famous quote by Thomas Jefferson:

"Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...
They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty."

US President James Madison

Presidential Quotes of James Madison

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."

US President James Monroe

Presidential Quotes of James Monroe

Short, famous quote by James Monroe:

"If we look to the history of other nations, ancient or modern,
 we find no example of a growth so rapid, so gigantic, of a people so prosperous and happy."

US President John Quincy Adams

Presidential Quotes of John Quincy Adams

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."
US President Andrew Jackson

Presidential Quotes of Andrew Jackson

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."

US President Martin Van Buren

Presidential Quotes of Martin Van Buren

Short, famous quote by Martin Van Buren:

"It is easier to do a job right than to explain why you didn't."
US President William Harrison

Presidential Quotes of William Harrison

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."
US President John Tyler

Presidential Quotes of John Tyler

Short, famous quote by John Tyler:

"Everything dependent on human action is liable to abuse."

US President James knox Polk

Presidential Quotes of James Knox Polk

Short, famous quote by James Knox Polk:

"No president who performs his duties faithfully and conscientiously
can have any leisure."

US President Zachary Taylor

Presidential Quotes of Zachary Taylor

Short, famous quote by Zachary Taylor:

"In the discharge of duties my guide will be the Constitution, which
I this day swear to preserve, protect, and defend."

US President Millard Fillmore

Presidential Quotes of Millard Fillmore

Short, famous quote by Millard Fillmore:

"Change is inevitable, growth is intentional."


US president Franklin Pierce

Presidential Quotes of Franklin Pierce

Short, famous quote by Franklin Pierce:

"Frequently the more trifling the subject, the more animated and protracted the discussion."

US President James Buchanan

Presidential Quotes of James Buchanan

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."

US president Abraham Lincoln

Presidential Quotes of Abraham Lincoln

Short, famous quote by Abraham Lincoln:

"As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master.
This expresses my idea of democracy."

US president Andrew Johnson

Presidential Quotes of Andrew Johnson

Short, famous quote by Andrew Johnson:

"Honest conviction is my courage; the Constitution is my guide."
US President Ulysses S Grant

Presidential Quotes of Ulysses S Grant

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."

US President Rutherford B Hayes

Presidential Quotes of Rutherford B Hayes

Short, famous quote by Rutherford B Hayes:

"He serves his party best who serves his country best."


US President James Garfield

Presidential Quotes of James Garfield

Short, famous quote by James Garfield:

"All free governments are managed by the combined wisdom and folly of the people."


Presidential Quotes of Chester Arthur

Short, famous quote by Chester Arthur:

"Experience has shown that the trade of the East is the key to national wealth and influence."

president Grover Cleveland

Presidential Quotes of Grover Cleveland

Short, famous quote by Grover Cleveland:

"The ship of democracy, which has weathered all storms,
may sink through the mutiny of those on board."
US President Benjamin Harrison

Presidential Quotes of Benjamin Harrison

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."

US president William McKinley

Presidential Quotes of William McKinley

Short, famous quote by William McKinley:

"That's all a man can hope for during his lifetime - to set an example
- and when he is dead, to be an inspiration for history."

US President Theodore Roosevelt

Presidential Quotes of Theodore Roosevelt

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."
US President William Taft

Presidential Quotes of William Taft

Short, famous quote by William Taft:

"Don't write so that you can be understood, write so that you can't be misunderstood."

US President Woodrow Wilson

Presidential Quotes of Woodrow Wilson

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."

US President Warren Hardin

Presidential Quotes of Warren Harding

Short, famous quote by Warren Harding:

"America's present need is not heroics but healing; not nostrums but normalcy; not revolution but restoration."

US President Calvin Coolidge

Presidential Quotes of Calvin Coolidge

Short, famous quote by Calvin Coolidge:

"In a republic the first rule for the guidance of the citizen is obedience of the law."

US President Herbert Hoover

Presidential Quotes of Herbert Hoover

Short, famous quote by Herbert Hoover:

"About the time we think we can make ends meet, somebody moves the ends."

US President Franklin D Roosevelt

Presidential Quotes of Franklin D Roosevelt

Short, famous quote by Franklin D Roosevelt:

"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much;
it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little."

US President Harry S Truman

Presidential Quotes of Harry S Truman

Short, famous quote by Harry S Truman:

"If you can't convince them, confuse them."


US President Dwight D Eisenhower

Presidential Quotes of Dwight D Eisenhower

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."
US President John F Kennedy

Presidential Quotes of JFK

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."
US President Lyndon B Johnson

Presidential Quotes of Lyndon B Johnson

Short, famous quote by Lyndon B Johnson:

"America is not merely a nation but a nation of nations."

US President Richard Nixon

Presidential Quotes of Richard Nixon

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."

US President Gerald Ford

Presidential Quotes of Gerald Ford

Short, famous quote by Gerald Ford:

"A government big enough to give you everything you want
is a government big enough to take from you everything you have."


Presidential Quotes of Jimmy Carter

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."
US President Ronald Reagan

Presidential Quotes of Ronald Reagan

Short, famous quote by Ronald Reagan:

"We don't have a trillion-dollar debt because we haven't taxed enough;
we have a trillion-dollar debt because we spend too much."

US President George H Bush

Presidential Quotes of George H Bush

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."
US President Bill Clinton

Presidential Quotes of Bill Clinton

Short, famous quote by Bill Clinton:

"I refuse to be part of a generation that celebrates the death of communism abroad
with the loss of the American dream at home."

US President George W Bush

Presidential Quotes of George W Bush

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."

US President Barack Obama

Presidential Quotes of Barack Obama

Short, famous quote by Barack Obama:

"As a nuclear power - as the only nuclear power to have used a nuclear weapon
 - the United States has a moral responsibility to act."

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