American President Quotes


854 American President quotes:



"Believe you can and you're halfway there."
"I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere to go. My own wisdom, and that of all about me, seemed insufficient for the day."
"You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was."
"The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people."
"My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure."
"Surely God would not have created such a being as man, with an ability to grasp the infinite, to exist only for a day! No, no, man was made for immortality."
"Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable - a most sacred right - a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world."
"I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends."
"Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves."
"Rhetoric is a poor substitute for action, and we have trusted only to rhetoric. If we are really to be a great nation, we must not merely talk; we must act big."
"Courtesy is as much a mark of a gentleman as courage."
"If you call a tail a leg, how many legs has a dog? Five? No, calling a tail a leg don't make it a leg."
"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt."
"Some single mind must be master, else there will be no agreement in anything."
"The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself in every way he can, never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him."
"I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong."
"Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm."
"The first requisite of a good citizen in this republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his own weight."
"Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing."
"It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one."


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