The only thing we have to fear is fear itself-and possibly teh bogey man.— Pat Paulsen
Promising Great Presidents quotations
Silence is a source of great strength.
Mr. Lincoln was not only a great President, but a great man - too great to be small in anything. In his company I was never in any way reminded of my humble origin, or of my unpopular color.
There will be great presidents again but there will never be another Camelot.
Make today so awesome, yesterday gets jealous.
Great things can happen when you don't care who gets the credit.
It is a damn poor mind indeed which can't think of at least two ways to spell any word.
I think Ronald Reagan was one of the great presidents, period, not just recently. I thought he had the demeanor. I thought he had the bearing. I thought he had the thought process.
Great minds discuss ideas.Average minds discuss events.Small minds discuss people.
Those jeans are comfortable, and for those of you who want your president to look great in his tight jeans, I'm sorry I'm not the guy. It just doesn't fit me. I'm not 20.
Harry Truman once said, 'There are 14 or 15 million Americans who have the resources to have representatives in Washington to protect their interests, and that the interests of the great mass of the other people - the 150 or 160 million - is the responsibility of the president of the United States, and I propose to fulfill it.'
The people shall not be deprived or abridged of their right to speak, or to publish their sentiments; and the freedom of the press, as one of the great bulwarks of liberty, shall be inviolable.
Failure is a great teacher, and, if you are open to it, every mistake has a lesson to offer.
One person can make a difference.
It would be judicious to act with magnanimity towards a prostrate foe.
Government is not a solution to our problem government is the problem.
Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.
America is too great for small dreams.
The Presidency is not merely an administrative office.
Thats the least of it. It is more than an engineering job, efficient or inefficient. It is pre-eminently a place of moral leadership. All our great Presidents were leaders of thought at times when certain historic ideas in the life of the nation had to be clarified.
If I had been elected president in 1948, history would be vastly different.
I believe we would have stemmed the growth of Big Government, which had begun with the New Deal and culminated with the Great Society.
You need a little bit of insanity to do great things.
Obama's the most thoughtful-sounding president I can remember.
He seems to be saying what he wants to say, and that is a great relief. He always sounds like he's thinking about what he's saying while he's saying it, and that's a rare thing in politicians.
The American Constitution is a written instrument full and complete in itself.
No Court in America, no Congress, no President, can add a single word thereto, or take a single word threreto. It is a great national enactment done by the people, and can only be altered, amended, or added to by the people.
The first time I was privileged to meet president Mandela was during his visit to Malawi... shortly after he was released from prison. I was amazed by his humility and his great sense of leadership... Mandela's character has shaped my life.
To a great mind, nothing is little.
Bill Clinton was in the line of great progressive presidents who faced the realities in his own time and applied innovative solutions to problems.
Truman is now seen as a near-great president because he put in place the containment doctrine boosted by the Truman Doctrine and the Marshall Plan and NATO, which historians now see as having been at the center of American success in the cold war.
Liberty in the United States will never be reestablished so long as elites and masses alike look to the president to perform supernatural feats and therefore tolerate a virtually unlimited exercise of presidential power. Until we can restore limited, constitutional government in this country, God save us from great presidents.
Average people have great ideas. Legends have great execution.
You can't fool all of the people all of the time. But it isn't necessary.
The principles that made this nation a great and powerful leader of the world, have not lost their meaning. They never will. We know we can bring this country back. I'm Mitt Romney. I believe in America. And I'm running for president of the United States.
I have a great deal of concern for any president and the amount of power they accumulate versus congress. I'm a stickler about the idea of separation of powers.
It is a great thing to know the season for speech and the season for silence.
The great presidents are people who watch out for others.
I remember what J. Golden Kimball said when he came down to the stake where I was presiding. I introduced him as the 'Will Rogers' of the Church, and told the congregation that he was a great humorist. When he got up he said, 'You know, I think the Lord himself likes a joke. If he didn't, he wouldn't have made some of you folks!
I made one great mistake in my life-when I signed the letter to President Roosevelt recommending that atom bombs be made but there was some justification-the danger that the Germans would make them.
No one has ever made himself great by showing how small someone else is.
All you need to know about Donald Trump is he loves his family and he loves this country. And he's going to be a great president of the United States.
Aerial spirits, by great Jove design'd To be on earth the guardians of mankind: Invisible to mortal eyes they go, And mark our actions, good or bad, below: The immortal spies with watchful care preside, And thrice ten thousand round their charges glide: They can reward with glory or with gold, A power they by Divine permission hold.
The president, who finds so much to complain about in other areas of the world, apparently saw nothing wrong in recognizing a Communist regime that has killed more people in its short history of control over the teeming millions of that great country than any other collection of dictators or tyrants in the history of the world.
Acknowledge all of your small victories. They will eventually add up to something great.
People don't realise what they had till it's gone.
Like President Kennedy - nobody like him. Like The Beatles, there will never be anything like them. Like my man, Elvis Presley - I was the Elvis of boxing.
Those who hate you don't win unless you hate them back.
The office of President is a great one;
to every true American it seems the greatest on earth. And to me, as I was engaged in weaving a background of music for the pageantry of it, there came a deeper realization of the effect of that office on the man.
Donald Trump has been a good friend for a long time.
I texted him after the election and I said 'congratulations, Mr. President. The Nicklauses are all happy for the Trumps,' and I said, 'It's time to bring American together, make American great again as you wish.'
Truman left in the middle of an unpopular war, a war of choice.
Truman didn't have to go into South Korea. And he was reviled and ridiculed for the stalemate that resulted. Now, he's seen as one of the great presidents of the 20th century.