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Famous President Quotes

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A list of the best president quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous president quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic president quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational quotes from that same writer.

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    Power is poison. It's effect on Presidents had always been tragic.

    Henry Adams More
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    When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President. Now I'm beginning to believe it.

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    Under a Presidential government, a nation has, except at the electing moment, no influence; it has not the ballot-box before it; its virtue is gone, and it must wait till its instant of despotism again returns.

    Walter Bagehot More
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    new! Meeting Franklin Roosevelt was like opening your first bottle of champagne; knowing him was like drinking it.

    Winston Churchill More
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    No man will ever bring out of the Presidency the reputation which carries him into it.

    Thomas Jefferson More
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    But even the President of the United States sometimes must have to stand naked.

    Bob Dylan More
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    The President has paid dear for his White House. It has commonly cost him all his peace, and the best of his manly attributes. To preserve for a short time so conspicuous an appearance before the world, he is content to eat dust before the real masters who stand erect behind the throne.

    Ralph Waldo Emerson More
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    I'm the only president you've got.

    Lyndon B. Johnson More
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    As far as the job of President goes, its rewarding and I've given before this group the definition of happiness for the Greeks. I'll define it again: the full use of your powers along lines of excellence. I find, therefore, that the Presidency provides some happiness.

    John F. Kennedy More
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    The President is the people's lobbyist.

    Hubert Humphrey More
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    If you want to see your plays performed the way you wrote them, become President.

    Václav Havel More
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    But there are advantages to being elected President. The day after I was elected, I had my high school grades classified Top Secret.

    Ronald Reagan More
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    In our brief national history we have shot four of our presidents, worried five of them to death, impeached one and hounded another out of office. And when all else fails, we hold an election and assassinate their character.

    P. J. O'Rourke More
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    The power confided in me will be used to hold, occupy and possess the property and places belonging to the government, and to collect the duties and imposts.

    Abraham Lincoln More
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    In America, the President reigns for four years, and journalism governs for ever and ever.

    Oscar Wilde More
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    Jerry Ford is so dumb he can't fart and chew gum at the same time.

    Lyndon B. Johnson More
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    A President is best judged by the enemies he makes when he has really hit his stride.

    Max Lerner More
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    We want a president who is as much like an American tourist as possible. Someone with the same goofy grin, the same innocent intentions, the same naive trust; a president with no conception of foreign policy and no discernible connection to the U.S. government, whose Nice Guyism will narrow the gap between the U.S. and us until nobody can tell the difference.

    Florence King More
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    In America, anybody can be president. That's one of the risks you take.

    Adlai Stevenson I More
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    From now on, I think it is safe to predict, neither the Democratic nor the Republican Party will ever nominate for President a candidate without good looks, stage presence, theatrical delivery, and a sense of timing.

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    When the President does it, that means that it is not illegal.

    Richard Nixon More
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    Some of the Presidents were great and some of them weren't. I can say that, because I wasn't one of the great Presidents, but I had a good time trying to be one, I can tell you that.

    Harry S. Truman More
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    The president is the representative of the whole nation and he's the only lobbyist that all the one hundred and sixty million people in the country have.

    Harry S. Truman More
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    When you get to be President, there are all those things, the honors, the twenty-one gun salutes, all those things. You have to remember it isn't for you. It's for the Presidency.

    Harry S. Truman More
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    To be President of the United States, sir, is to act as advocate for a blind, venomous, and ungrateful client; still, one must make the best of the case, for the purposes of Providence.

    John Updike More
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    Being a President is like riding a tiger. A man has to keep on riding or he is swallowed.

    Harry S. Truman More
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