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Best Presidential Quotes

Friday, Nov 8, 2019, 5:12 pm


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1.George Washington

The United States is a nation built on the belief in God. Washington was not afraid to vocalize his belief in God. He once said,"It is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favors."




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2.Theodore Roosevelt

Even if you stumble when you're in the process of doing something, at least you made an attempt. Theodore Roosevelt believes the same philosophy and shared it with his own quote. He said, "It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. In this life we get nothing save by effort."



3.Richard Nixon

One of Nixon's most famous quotes are "I am not a crook." Though he was mocked for that quote, there happens to be another quote that the 37th made that has not gone unnoticed. He said, "A man is not finished when he is defeated. He is finished when he quits." In a nutshell, it's up to the individual to say when he's finished. Getting knocked down is completely different from getting knocked out.




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4.George W. Bush

George W. Bush wasn't the best public speaker in the world, but this single quote is enough to forgive him for some of the horrible speeches he gave during his presidency. He said, "Recognizing and confronting our history is important. Transcending our history is essential. We are not limited by what we have done, or what we have left undone. We are limited only by what we are willing to do."



5.John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy's presidency and life might have been cut short, but his brazen speeches and quotes have made a long-lasting impact. He was another president who always encouraged others to stand their ground no matter what. He was once quoted as saying,"Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind."




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6.William McKinley

William McKinleywas the 25th president of the USA. He might not be one the most popular president's in history, but one his quotes definitely is. He once said, "That's all a man can hope for during his lifetime-to set an example-and when he is dead, to be an inspiration for history."



7.Andrew Jackson

Not many people can admit when they're wrong, but those who can are commendable, and the late Andrew Jackson agreed. He was once quoted as saying, "Any man worth his salt will stick up for what he believes right, but it takes a slightly better man to acknowledge instantly and without reservation that he is in error."




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8.Thomas Jefferson

When the primary founder of the Declaration of Independence speaks, it's best to take heed. Jefferson said a lot of memorable quotes during his life time, one of which was, "In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock." This quote ultimately means that one should stand firm in their beliefs and morals.



9.Abraham Lincoln - Freedom

Abraham Lincoln was a master when it came to writing and delivering speeches. His efforts during his presidency live on today and so does his quote about freedom. He once said, "Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves; and, under a just God, cannot long retain it."



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10.Bill Clinton - Monica Lewinsky Quote

Bill Clinton was one the best presidents of the US, but he had a little problem with an intern named Monica Lewinsky. Even after being caught red-handed, the former president denied having a sexual relationship with the intern. He went on record to say, "I did not have sexual relations with that woman." Though it's been over 10-years, Clinton is still mocked by comedians and onlookers for that quote.



11.John Quincy Adams - Inspire Others

The sixth president of the United States, John Quincy Adams was a man of many words. "One of the president's most famed quotes is, If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader."




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12.FDR- Fear

"The only thing to fear is fear itself." This is probably one of the most recognized quotes in U.S. history. These words were uttered by the USA's 32nd president, Franklin D. Roosevelt. The quote is self-explanatory and has been used frequently in Valedictorian speeches and public speaking events across the world.



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