Amy Rees Anderson

Happy President’s Day Weekend

Not much beats a good holiday weekend ahead to look forward to!  I especially like when Monday’s are a holiday because Sunday night you get to be excited for that one more day off.  To celebrate President’s Day I thought it would be fun to share some quotes from different President’s over the years.  Enjoy these quotes and I hope all of you have an amazing holiday weekend full of fun and friends and family. 

Each quote comes from the mouth or pen of a US president (assembled by Drea):

  • I had rather be on my farm than be emperor of the world. -George Washington
  • If hard work is not another name for talent, it is the best possible substitute for it. -James Garfield
  • Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom. -Thomas Jefferson
  • Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first. -Ronald Reagan
  • We should live our lives as though Christ were coming this afternoon. -Jimmy Carter
  • History, in general, only informs us what bad government is. -Thomas Jefferson
  • Think about every problem, every challenge, we face. The solution to each starts with education. -George H.W. Bush
  • The lesson of history is rarely learned by the actors themselves. -James A. Garfield
  • Order without liberty and liberty without order are equally destructive. -Theodore Roosevelt
  • Older men declare war. But it is the youth that must fight and die. -Herbert Hoover
  • When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. -Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit -Harry S. Truman
  • I am rather inclined to silence, and whether that be wise or not, it is at least more unusual nowadays to find a man who can hold his tongue than to find one who cannot. -Abraham Lincoln
  • Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him. -Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 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
  • 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
  • No president who performs his duties faithfully and conscientiously can have any leisure. -James Polk
  • Officeholders are the agents of the people, not their masters. -Grover Cleveland

~Amy

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