Presidential Wisdom

As Americans celebrate Presidents’ Day this Monday, it seemed fitting to consider the wisdom from those who led our nation and inspired others to serve. Which inspirational quote resonates most with you or what favorite presidential quote would you add?

“Most folks are about as happy as they make their minds up to be.” ~Abraham Lincoln

“The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.” ~Theodore Roosevelt

“Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.” ~George Washington

“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.” ~Thomas Jefferson

“A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.” ~Harry S. Truman

“You ain’t learnin’ nothin’ when you’re talkin’.” ~Lyndon Baines Johnson

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