“This Presidents’ Day AD, caused me to reflect on the wisdom of the Quotes by our Presidents – since the beginning of our Country”
Presidential Quotes Topics: 1) Presidents’ Day AD, 2) Best Presidential Quotes (selected by Peter/CXO Wiz4/biz)
It is time to take Presidents’ Day back from those who would primarily sell us goods at reduced prices. It is time to remember what our Presidency means.The back page of a New York Times & page 8a of USA Today 2/13/18 features a full-page Ad of Presidential Quotes that reads:
“In anticipation of Presidents’ Day consider the following words of counsel & caution.”
Below this headline is listed nearly 60 quotes, chiefly from previous presidents – some famous like Washington and Lincoln – but including lesser luminaries like Martin Van Buren, Rutherford B. Hayes and Calvin Coolidge. Also quoted are Martin Luther King, Jr. and Albert Einstein as well as Ben Franklin. The last notable is because the ad is sponsored by the author of What Would Ben Say? (Tom Blair)
This Ad reminds us that the Presidency has been occupied by men who sought mostly to put the office above them-selves.
This Presidents’ Day Ad is an “affirmation” of what makes America the Republic – that’s the envy of the world. Not our wealth or might, but our opportunities supported by a free & open society backed by laws and enforced with righteous justice. Here is a sampling of some of the quotes featured:
Best Presidential Quotes selected by Peter/CXO Wiz4/biz
“Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel in order to be tough.” [North Korea ??? Wiz4.biz] Franklin Roosevelt.
“How can we love our country, and not also love our countrymen.” [Immigration issues ??? Wiz4.biz] Ronald Reagan
“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” Thomas Jefferson
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a Leader” John Quincy Adams
“If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month.” LoL Teddy Roosevelt
“I never did give them hell. I just told the truth, and they thought it was hell.” LoL Harry Truman
“Let us resolve to be masters, not the victims, of our history, controlling our own destiny without giving way to blind suspicions or emotions. John F. Kennedy
“When you are in any competition you should work as if there were – to the very last minute – a chance to lose it”. Dwight Eisenhower
“The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them away. Ronald Reagan
“It hurts to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. In this life we get nothing, except by diligent effort”. Teddy Roosevelt
“Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go for it !!! Andrew Jackson
“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing in your life”. Abraham Lincoln
“We must dare to be great. We must realize that greatness is the fruit of toil and sacrifice + high courage.” Teddy Roosevelt
“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not. Nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not win without persistence. Persistence is the most important. Persistence will always win over Talent” Calvin Coolidge [Nickname: Cool Cal]
“If you live long enough, you’ll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you’ll be a better person. It’s how you handle adversity – not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit !!! Bill Clinton [Didn’t Winston Churchill say that during the dark days of WWII.?]
“If we look to the history of other nations around the world – ancient or modern – we find no example of a growth so rapid, so gigantic, of a people so prosperous & happy as Americans.” James Madison
“No other people have a government more worthy of their respect and love or a land so magnificent in extent, so pleasant to look upon, and so full of generous suggestion to enterprise and labor.” Benjamin Harrison
“The American Dream means giving it your all, trying your hardest, accomplishing something. And then I’d add to that, giving something back. No definition of a successful life can do anything but include serving others.” George Bush #1
“America is too great for small dreams.” Ronald Reagan
The Effect. Reading these quotes on the Presidents’ Day ad is at once serious, but also inspiring. For most of American history, we have been a people disposed to do what’s right rather than what is expedient. Slavery and the Civil War scar us with wounds that have yet to heal, but the pain of them reminds us that we still have work to do.
We are a nation of Immigrants, mixed with races of every nation, we are not defined by ethnography but rather by our values. Isn’t this truly what makes us all Americans? Becoming begets responsibility. And so it is fitting that the Presidents’ Day Ad ends with the words of the President who guided us during our most divisive time, Abraham Lincoln.
“I appeal to you again to constantly bear in mind that with you, and not with politicians, not with Presidents, not with office-seekers, but with you, is the question, ‘Shall the Union and shall the liberties of this country be preserved? Abraham Lincoln
Comments: Do you know any other good Presidential Quotes?
from Tom Blair, Author, for Presidents Day 2/19/18 significantly enhanced by Peter/CXO Wiz4biz
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