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Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?
- Abraham Lincoln (16th United States President)

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Presidential Quotes

We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
- Thomas Jefferson (Third United States President) [Declaration of Independence, and inscribed in the Jefferson Memorial]

 

Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
- George Washington (First United States President)

Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations; entangling alliances with none.
- Thomas Jefferson

It is better to be alone than in bad company.
- George Washington

It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.
- Abraham Lincoln

An injured friend is the bitterest of foes.
- Thomas Jefferson

People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.
- Abraham Lincoln

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

Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.
- Abraham Lincoln

I abhor war and view it as the greatest scourge of mankind.
- Thomas Jefferson

To stand in silence when they should be protesting makes cowards out of men.
- Abraham Lincoln

I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.
- Thomas Jefferson

We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
- Abraham Lincoln

Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt (32nd United States President)

I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical.
- Thomas Jefferson

If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six hours sharpening my ax.
- Abraham Lincoln

Rules are not necessarily sacred, principles are.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
- Abraham Lincoln

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The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

I am not an advocate for frequent changes in laws and constitutions, but laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind. As that becomes more developed, more enlightened, as new discoveries are made, new truths discovered and manners and opinions change, with the change of circumstances, institutions must advance also to keep pace with the times.
- Thomas Jefferson [inscribed in the Jefferson Memorial]

Four score and seven years ago, our father brought forth upon this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
- Abraham Lincoln

To reach a port, we must sail - sail, not tie at anchor - sail, not drift.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
- John F. Kennedy (35th United States President)

I have sworn upon the altar of god eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.
- Thomas Jefferson [inscribed in the Jefferson Memorial]

It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no God.
- Thomas Jefferson

Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.
- John F. Kennedy

The way to silence religious disputes is to take no notice of them.
- Thomas Jefferson

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

Believe you can and you're halfway there.
- Theodore Roosevelt (26th United States President)

Question with boldness even the existence of a god;
because, if there be one, he must more approve the homage of reason, than that of blindfolded fear.
- Thomas Jefferson [to his nephew Peter Carr in 1787]

Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Unless both sides win, no agreement can be permanent.
- Jimmy Carter (39th United States President)

Millions of innocent men, women and children, since the introduction of Christianity, have been burnt, tortured, fined, imprisoned: yet we have not advanced one inch towards uniformity. What has been the effect of coercion? To make one half the world fools, and the other half hypocrites.
- Thomas Jefferson [from Notes on the State of Virginia, Query XVII]

We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other's children.
- Jimmy Carter

I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower (34th United States President)

I'm a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.
- Thomas Jefferson

May we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

War settles nothing.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.
- Thomas Jefferson

You don't lead by hitting people over the head - that's assault, not leadership.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

President Quotes

How far you can go without destroying from within what you are trying to defend from without?
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
- Thomas Jefferson [attributed]

You can have anything you want - if you want it badly enough.
You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish,
if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.
- Abraham Lincoln

The buck stops here!
- Harry S. Truman (33rd United States President)

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
- Abraham Lincoln

Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching.
- Thomas Jefferson

The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly.
- Abraham Lincoln

Never take counsel of your fears.
- Andrew Jackson (Seventh United States President)

Christian philosophy, the most sublime and benevolent, but most perverted system that ever shone on man.
- Thomas Jefferson

Don't worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.
- Abraham Lincoln

One man with courage makes a majority.
- old saying probably repeated by Andrew Jackson (falsely attributed to Jefferson)

I am a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn't have the heart to let him down.
-
Abraham Lincoln

I cannot live without books.
- Thomas Jefferson


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