Presidents day Quotes SMS Collection

Blot out from the page of history

Blot out from the page of history the names of all the great actors of his time in the drama of nations, and preserve

Leaders dont create followers they more leaders

Leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders.  ~Tom Peters in Fast Company, quoted in Reader’s Digest, August 2001, Quotable Quotes

You do not lead by hitting people

You do not lead by hitting people over the head.  That’s assault, not leadership.  ~Dwight D. Eisenhower

I am rather inclined to silence and

I am rather inclined to silence, and whether that be wise or not, it is at least more unusual nowadays to find a man

The presidency is now a cross between

The presidency is now a cross between a popularity contest and a high school debate, with an encyclopedia of cliches the first prize.  ~Saul

When you get to the end of

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

We never repent of having eaten too

We never repent of having eaten too little.  ~Thomas JeffersonETW

It was a very lonely spirit that

It was a very lonely spirit that looked out from underneath those shaggy brows and comprehended men without fully communing with them, as if

His was the nations sacrifice and ours

His was the nation’s sacrifice, And ours the priceless gain. ~John Greenleaf WhittierCOE

America did not invent human rights in

America did not invent human rights.  In a very real sense… human rights invented America.  ~Jimmy Carter

We are not enemies but friends must

We are not enemies, but friends.  We must not be enemies.  Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. 

The taxpayer thats someone who works

The taxpayer – that’s someone who works for the federal government but doesn’t have to take the civil service examination.  ~Ronald Reagan

He is one of those giant figures

He is one of those giant figures, of whom there are very few in history, who lose their nationality in death.  ~David Lloyd GeorgeCOE

If you want total security go to

If you want total security, go to prison.  There you’re fed, clothed, given medical care and so on.  The only thing lacking… is freedom. 

I believe there are more instances of

I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power

I know am getting better at golf

I know I am getting better at golf because I’m hitting fewer spectators.  ~Gerald Ford

Too often we enjoy the comfort of

Too often we… enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.  ~John F. Kennedy

The tree of liberty must be refreshed

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.  It is its natural manure.  ~Thomas

Then honor to the day that gave

Then honor to the day that gave him birth, For it is also Freedom’s natal day. ~Arthur J. BurdickCOE

Ohio claims they are due a president

Ohio claims they are due a president as they haven’t had one since Taft.  Look at the United States, they have not had one

May it please heaven that his example

May it please Heaven that his example shall continue to serve as a beacon to our Republics in their darkest moments of doubt and

Do what you can with have where

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.  ~Theodore Roosevelt

War will exist until that distant day

War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today.  ~John F.

To waste to destroy our natural resources

To waste, to destroy our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will

Not in vain has lincoln lived for

Not in vain has Lincoln lived, for he has helped to make this republic an example of justice, with no caste but the caste

I have been driven many times upon

I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go.  My own wisdom and

A leader leads by example whether he

A leader leads by example, whether he intends to or not.  ~Author Unknown

Farming looks mighty easy when your plow

Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you’re a thousand miles from the corn field.  ~Dwight D. EisenhowerGCLE

Neither a wise man nor brave lies

Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to

We cannot do everything at once but

We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once.  ~Calvin Coolidge

I not only use all the brains

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

The idea that you can merchandise candidates

The idea that you can merchandise candidates for high office like breakfast cereal – that you can gather votes like box tops – is…

The flag of the united states has

The flag of the United States has not been created by rhetorical sentences in declarations of independence and in bills of rights.  It has

There are no accidents in my philosophy

There are no accidents in my philosophy.  Every effect must have its cause.  The past is the cause of the present, and the present

The public history of all countries and

The public history of all countries, and all ages, is but a sort of mask, richly colored.  The interior working of the machinery must

A capacity and taste for reading gives

A capacity, and taste, for reading, gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others.  It is the key, or one of the

The best leader is the one who

The best leader is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to

Honesty is the first chapter of book

Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom.  ~Thomas Jefferson

But friendship is precious not only in

But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part

Posterity will talk of washington as the

Posterity will talk of Washington as the founder of a great empire, when my name shall be lost in the vortex of revolution.  ~Napoleon ICOE

George washington is the only president who

George Washington is the only president who didn’t blame the previous administration for his troubles.  ~Author Unknown

It is well that you should celebrate

It is well that you should celebrate your Arbor Day thoughtfully, for within your lifetime the nation’s need of trees will become serious. We

I have never advocated war except as

I have never advocated war except as a means of peace.  ~Ulysses S. Grant

The lesson of history is rarely learned

The lesson of history is rarely learned by the actors themselves.  ~James A. Garfield, quoted in Maxims of James Abram Garfield by William Ralston

It is error alone which needs the

It is error alone which needs the support of government.  Truth can stand by itself.  ~Thomas Jefferson, Notes on VirginiaHHQ

Washingtons appointments when president were made with

Washington’s appointments, when president, were made with a view to gather all the talent of the country in support of the national government; and

A morsel of genuine history is a

A morsel of genuine history is a thing so rare as to be always valuable.  ~Thomas Jefferson, letter to John Adams, 1817; SH

The courage of life is often a

The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle than the courage of a final moment; but it is no less a magnificent

Great knightly soul who came in time

Great knightly soul who came in time to serve his country’s need.  ~Margaret E. SangsterCOE

The real differences around the world today

The real differences around the world today are not between Jews and Arabs; Protestants and Catholics; Muslims, Croats, and Serbs.  The real differences are

He guided the passions of others because

He guided the passions of others, because he was master of his own.  ~Ebenezer Grant MarshCOE

Washingtons is the mightiest name of earth

Washington’s is the mightiest name of earth – long since mightiest in the cause of civil liberty; still mightiest in moral reformation.  On that

This statesman was no conqueror but his

This statesman was no conqueror, but his superiority consisted in his moral conquest; this President vanquished no foreign people, and his superiority lay in

No man will ever bring out of

No man will ever bring out of the Presidency the reputation which carries him into it.  ~Thomas Jefferson, letter, 1796MCTO

I had rather be on my farm

I had rather be on my farm than be emperor of the world.  ~George Washington

Freedom is not enough lyndon b johnson

Freedom is not enough.  ~Lyndon B. Johnson

The man who reads nothing at all

The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.  ~Thomas JeffersonLLDT

More than all and above washington was

More than all, and above all, Washington was master of himself.  ~Charles Francis AdamsCOE

We cannot blame the schools alone for

We cannot blame the schools alone for the dismal decline in SAT verbal scores.  When our kids come home from school do they pick

He shaped and molded that office to

He shaped and molded that office to the contours of his own heroic stature.  ~W.J. CameronCOE

The flower imperishable of this valiant age

The flower imperishable of this valiant age, – A true American! ~Clinton ScollardCOE

Let him who looks for a monument

Let him who looks for a monument to Washington look around the United States.  Your freedom, your independence, your national power, your prosperity, and

Lincoln had faith in time and time

Lincoln had faith in time, and time has justified his faith.  ~Benjamin HarrisonCOE

If you look at his portraits they

If you look at his portraits they always give you an indelible impression of his great height.  So does his life.  Height of purpose,

A type that nature wills to plan

A type that nature wills to plan But once in all a people’s years. ~E.C. StedmanCOE

quotations about abraham lincoln

* Quotations about Abraham Lincoln *   

Modern cynics and skeptics see no harm

Modern cynics and skeptics… see no harm in paying those to whom they entrust the minds of their children a smaller wage than is

A martyr to the cause of man

A martyr to the cause of man, His blood is freedom’s eucharist, And in the world’s great hero list His name shall lead the

Meseems i feel his presence is he

Meseems I feel his presence.  Is he dead? Death is a word.  He lives and grander grows. ~Maurice ThompsonCOE

Whenever i hear any one arguing for

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

God and nature together shaped him to

God and Nature together shaped him to lead in the van, In the stress of her wildest weather when the Nation needed a Man.

We are inclined that if we watch

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

The problem in defense is how far

The problem in defense is how far you can go without destroying from within what you are trying to defend from without.  ~Dwight D.

His love shone as impartial the sun

His love shone as impartial as the sun.  ~Maurice ThompsonCOE

He was a common man expanded into

He was a common man expanded into giant proportions; well acquainted with the people, he placed his hand on the beating pulse of the

Labor is prior to and independent of

Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital.  Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not

When written in chinese the word 34crisis34

When written in Chinese the word "crisis" is composed of two characters – one represents danger and the other represents opportunity.  ~John F. Kennedy,

We seek peace knowing that peace is

We seek peace, knowing that peace is the climate of freedom.  ~Dwight D. EisenhowerGCLE

He raised his hands not to strike

He raised his hands, not to strike, but in benediction.  Lincoln was the grandest figure of the fiercest civil war.  He is the gentlest

Nothing so conclusively proves a mans ability

Nothing so conclusively proves a man’s ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself.  ~Thomas J. Watson

quotations by us presidents

* Quotations by U.S. Presidents *   

Humble birth did not retard his genius

Humble birth did not retard his genius, nor high place corrupt his soul.  ~Cass GilbertCOE

A conservative is a man with two

A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward.  ~Franklin D. Roosevelt, radio speech,

If you see ten troubles coming down

If you see ten troubles coming down the road, you can be sure that nine will run into the ditch before they reach you. 

Older men declare war but it is

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

He showed that fame may be won

He showed that fame may be won and what services be rendered by a plain son of the people unaided by any gifts of

The important thing today is not what

The important thing today is not what we say of Lincoln but what Lincoln would say of us if he were here in this

His grave a nations heart shall be

His grave a nation’s heart shall be, His monument a people free! ~Caroline Atherton MasonCOE

Would i might rouse the lincoln in

Would I might rouse the Lincoln in you all.  ~Vachel LindsayCOE

Freedom has its life in the hearts

Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed – else

The government which was designed for the

The government, which was designed for the people, has got into the hands of the bosses and their employers, the special interests.  An invisible