Presidential Wisdom


As we celebrate President’s Day in the United States, take a moment to reflect on the time-tested wisdom of some of our nation’s leaders.

“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

“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

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”
Abraham Lincoln

“Every expert was once a beginner.”
Rutherford B. Hayes

“If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month.”
Theodore Roosevelt


What’s your favorite presidential quote?




2 thoughts on “Presidential Wisdom

    • Tricia Molloy Post authorReply

      Great quote, Mike!

      Another one of my favorites from Teddy Roosevelt is: “The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by the dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly … who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly; so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat.”

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