20 Inspirational Quotes By Former US Presidents

Quotes by US presidents

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Leaders are judged, and often defined, by their ability to lead our country in times of crisis. Our presidents have guided us through war, social injustice, financial crisis and the devastation of natural disasters. Here’s twenty inspiring quotes by former US presidents that guided us through some of our darkest moments as a country.

Quotes By Former Presidents

“Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.”
― John F. Kennedy
“Try and fail, but don’t fail to try.”
― John Quincy Adams
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”
– Barack Obama
“Honesty is the first chapter of the book wisdom.”
― Thomas Jefferson
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader”
– John Quincy Adams
“It is easier to do a job right than to explain why you didn’t.”
– Martin Van Buren
“Whatever you are, be a good one.”
― Abraham Lincoln
“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”
― Abraham Lincoln
“An honorable defeat is better than a dishonorable victory.”
– Millard Fillmore
“Every expert was once a beginner.”
– Rutherford B. Hayes
“In the time of darkest defeat, victory may be nearest.”
– William McKinley
“It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.”
― Theodore Roosevelt
“We must dare to be great; and we must realize that greatness is the fruit of toil and sacrifice and high courage.”
– William Howard Taft
“Be patient and calm; no one can catch a fish with anger.”
– Herbert Hoover
“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.”
– Harry S. Truman
“Never be satisfied with less than your very best effort. If you strive for the top and miss, you’ll still ‘beat the pack.’”
– Gerald R. Ford
“Heroes may not be braver than anyone else. They’re just braver five minutes longer.”
– Ronald Reagan
“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
“What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight- it’s the size of the fight in the dog.”
― Dwight D. Eisenhower
“Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.”
― John F. Kennedy

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