Favorite Quotations ~  Presidency So You Want to Be President?

"The past sharpens perspective, warns of pitfalls, and helps to point the way."  ~ Dwight Eisenhower

Dwight Eisenhower

I doubt very much if a man (Dwight Eisenhower) whose main literary interests were in works by Mr. Zane Grey, admirable as they may be, is particularly well-equipped to be chief executive of this country, particularly where Indian affairs are concerned. Dean Acheson, June 1952

Only a madman or an actor would want to be President of the United States. ~ Mick Jagger

No President has ever enjoyed himself as much as I have enjoyed myself.  ~ Theodore Roosevelt

Presidents are not permitted to have personal feelings. ~ Bill Clinton

Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth. ~ George Washington

The Presidency is not a bed of roses. ~ James K. Polk

Being President is like the man who was tarred and feathered and ridden out of town on a rail... A man in the crowd asked how he liked it, and his reply was that if it wasn't for the honor of the thing, he would much rather walk. ~ Abraham Lincoln

This nation is daring and decent and ready for change. ~ George W. Bush

The presidential news conference is indispensable because it is the only forum in our society where you can be questioned on a regular basis and held accountable. ~ Helen Thomas

Indecision is often worse than wrong action. ~ Gerald Ford

Be polite to all, but intimate with few. ~ Thomas Jefferson

I used to be the future president of the United States. ~ Al Gore

Not a chance. I don't know what Sarah (Palen)'s doing, (but) I have no desire to be president of the United States, zero desire. I don't think that I would be electable. ~ Glenn Beck, USA Today, 8/30/10

My proudest accomplishment was that I never dropped a bomb, fired a bullet, or shot a missile. ~ Jimmy Carter

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