President's Day Quotes

  • Our defense is in the preservation of the spirit which prizes liberty as a heritage of all men, in all lands, everywhere. Destroy this spirit and you have planted the seeds of despotism around your own doors.
    Abraham Lincoln

  • There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
    John Adams

  • Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.
    Thomas Jefferson

  • Tis better to be silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.
    Abraham Lincoln

  • The truth is that all men having power ought to be mistrusted.
    James Madison

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

  • I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.
    Woodrow Wilson

  • A conservative is a man who just sits and thinks, mostly sits.
    Woodrow Wilson

  • Order without liberty and liberty without order are equally destructive.
    Theodore Roosevelt

  • Whenever I hear any one arguing for slavery I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.
    Abraham Lincoln

  • I cannot tell a lie, father, you know I cannot tell a lie! I did cut it with my little hatchet.
    George Washington

  • I am just going. Have me decently buried and do not let my body be into a vault in less than two days after I am dead. Do you understand me? . . . 'Tis well.
    George Washington

  • Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
    George Washington

  • Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for 'tis better to be alone than in bad company.
    George Washington

  • My observation is that whenever one person is found adequate to the discharge of a duty... it is worse executed by two persons, and scarcely done at all if three or more are employed therein.
    George Washington

  • I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.
    George Washington

  • 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

  • I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for that day.
    Abraham Lincoln

  • No man is above the law and no man is below it; nor do we ask any man's permission when we require him to obey it. Obedience to the law is demanded as a right; not asked as a favor.
    Theodore Roosevelt

  • You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.
    Woodrow Wilson