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In the line of 45 U.S. presidents, there have been highs and lows. For some, history has been kind; for others, the stories in textbooks are complicated. Nevertheless, it has been a long and successful journey of presidential democracy. Here is a collection of famous presidential quotes that will inspire you.
"Any man worth his salt will stick up for what he believes right, but it takes a slightly better man to acknowledge instantly and without reservation that he is in error."
William Henry Harrison:
"There is nothing more corrupting, nothing more destructive of the noblest and finest feelings of our nature, than the exercise of unlimited power."
"Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves, and, under a just God, cannot long retain it."
Ulysses S. Grant:
"Labor disgraces no man, but occasionally men disgrace labor."
Rutherford B. Hayes:
"One of the tests of the civilization of people is the treatment of its criminals."
"Have you not learned that not stocks or bonds or stately houses, or products of the mill or field are our country? It is a spiritual thought that is in our minds."
"The mission of the United States is one of benevolent assimilation."
"It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. In this life, we get nothing save by effort."
William H. Taft:
"Don't write so that you can be understood; write so that you can't be misunderstood."
"No nation is fit to sit in judgment upon any other nation."
Warren G. Harding:
"I don't know much about Americanism, but it's a damn good word with which to carry an election."
"Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery."
"America-a great social and economic experiment, noble in motive and far-reaching in purpose."
Franklin D. Roosevelt:
"The only thing we have to fear is… fear itself."
Dwight D. Eisenhower:
"When you are in any contest, you should work as if there were-to the very last minute-a chance to lose it."
John F. Kennedy:
"Let us resolve to be masters, not the victims, of our history, controlling our own destiny without giving way to blind suspicions and emotions."
Lyndon B. Johnson:
"For this is what America is all about: It is the uncrossed desert and the unclimbed ridge. It is the star that is not reached and the harvest that is sleeping in the unplowed ground."
"A man is not finished when he is defeated. He is finished when he quits."
"Aggression unopposed becomes a contagious disease."
"We must teach our children to resolve their conflicts with words, not weapons."