25 President’s Day Quotes

In honor of President’s Day, we’ve listed 25 of the best President’s Day quotes we could find below. Each quote comes from the mouth or pen of a US president.

1. I know only two tunes: one of them is ‘Yankee Doodle’, and the other one isn’t. -Ulysses S. Grant

2. I had rather be on my farm than be emperor of the world. -George Washington

3. If hard work is not another name for talent, it is the best possible substitute for it. -James Garfield

4. Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom. -Thomas Jefferson

5. You don’t get everything you want. A dictatorship would be a lot easier. -George W. Bush

6. Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first. -Ronald Reagan

7. We should live our lives as though Christ were coming this afternoon. -Jimmy Carter

8. Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. … Because it’s only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential. -Barack Obama

9. There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America. -Bill Clinton

10. History, in general, only informs us what bad government is. -Thomas Jefferson

11. If men were angels, no government would be necessary. -James Madison

12. Think about every problem, every challenge, we face. The solution to each starts with education. -George H.W. Bush

13. The lesson of history is rarely learned by the actors themselves. -James A. Garfield

14. Order without liberty and liberty without order are equally destructive. -Theodore Roosevelt

15. Older men declare war. But it is the youth that must fight and die. -Herbert Hoover

16. When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. -Franklin D. Roosevelt

17. It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit. -Harry S. Truman

18. I am rather inclined to silence, and whether that be wise or not, it is at least more unusual nowadays to find a man who can hold his tongue than to find one who cannot. -Abraham Lincoln

19. Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him. -Dwight D. Eisenhower

20. 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

21. As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. -John F. Kennedy

22. The success of our popular government rests wholly upon the correct interpretation of the deliberate, intelligent, dependable popular will of America. -Warren Harding

23. The chief business of the American people is business. -Calvin Coolidge

24. No president who performs his duties faithfully and conscientiously can have any leisure. -James Polk

25. Officeholders are the agents of the people, not their masters. -Grover Cleveland

Written by Drea Knufken

Currently, I create and execute content- and PR strategies for clients, including thought leadership and messaging. I also ghostwrite and produce press releases, white papers, case studies and other collateral.