Of the 44 American presidents, some shone brighter than others. Some went down in history for their indiscretions. Nevertheless, it has been a long and successful journey of presidential democracy. Here is a collection of famous presidential quotes.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
The only thing to fear is, fear itself.
- John F. Kennedy
Let us resolve to be masters, not the victims, of our history, controlling our own destiny without giving way to blind suspicions and emotions.
- Herbert Hoover
A chicken in every pot.
- George H. W. Bush
Read my lips. No new taxes.
- Woodrow Wilson
No nation is fit to sit in judgment upon any other nation.
- Andrew Jackson
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.
- Abraham Lincoln
Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves; and, under a just God, can not long retain it.
- Ulysses S. Grant
Labor disgraces no man, but occasionally men disgrace labor.
- Millard Fillmore
God knows that I detest slavery, but it is an existing evil, for which we are not responsible, and we must endure it, till we can get rid of it without destroying the last hope of free government in the world.
- George Washington
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.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
When you are in any contest you should work as if there were -- to the very last minute a chance to lose it.
- Ronald Reagan
The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them away.
- Richard Nixon
A man is not finished when he is defeated. He is finished when he quits.
- Calvin Coolidge
Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery.
- Benjamin Harrison
I pity the man who wants a coat so cheap that the man or woman who produces the cloth will starve in the process.
- Jimmy Carter
Aggression unopposed becomes a contagious disease.
- William H. Taft
Don't write so that you can be understood; write so that you can't be misunderstood.
- Bill Clinton
We must teach our children to resolve their conflicts with words, not weapons.
- Theodore Roosevelt
It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. In this life we get nothing save by effort.