154 Presidents Day Quotes To Inspire You

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The Most Famous Presidents Day Quotes (Best in 2024)

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Well, there doesn't seem anything else for an ex-President to do but to go into the country and raise big pumpkins. — Chester A. Arthur

If you think Independence Day is America's defining holiday, think again. Thanksgiving deserves that title, hands-down. — Tony Snow

The office of president is a bastardized thing, half royalty and half democracy, that nobody knows whether to genuflect or spit. — Jimmy Breslin

There is one day that is ours. Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is purely American. — O. Henry

One out of forty American men wears women's clothing. We've had more than forty presidents. One of these guys has been dancing around the Oval Office in a prom dress. — Allison Janney

The memory of that scene for me is like a frame of film forever frozen at that moment: the red carpet, the green lawn, the white house, the leaden sky. The new president and his first lady. — Richard M. Nixon

I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States — George W. Bush

I was born on Nov. 4, which is election day ... my birthday has made more men and sent more back to honest work than any other days in the year. — Will Rogers

We're having a traditional Thanksgiving - turkey, mashed potatoes, hat buckles, smallpox, genocide, a blue corn moon, etc. — Bo Burnham

So I start my mission- leave my residence Thinkin how could I get some dead presidents — Rakim

Short Presidents Day Quotes

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  • Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to God. — Ronald Reagan
  • It is better to be alone than in bad company. — Unknown Author
  • In the days of Caesar, kings had fools and jesters. Now network presidents have anchormen. — Ted Koppel
  • The only thing we have to fear is fear itself-and possibly teh bogey man. — Pat Paulsen
  • We are the ones we've been waiting for. — June Jordan
  • Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. — Ronald Reagan
  • Think about every problem, every challenge, we face. The solution to each starts with education. — George H. W. Bush
  • It would be judicious to act with magnanimity towards a prostrate foe. — Millard Fillmore
  • America is best described by one word, freedom. — Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • You can't fool all of the people all of the time. But it isn't necessary. — Will Rogers

Top 10 Presidents Day Quotes

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Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to God. — Ronald Reagan

It is better to be alone than in bad company. — Unknown Author

American soldiers in battle don't fight for what some president says on T.V., they don't fight for mom, apple pie, the American flag...they fight for one another. — Hal Moore

One day we will look back and realize that the Barack Obama Presidency was the biggest fraud ever perpetrated on the American people. — Clint Eastwood

A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties. — Harry S. Truman

In the days of Caesar, kings had fools and jesters. Now network presidents have anchormen. — Ted Koppel

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself-and possibly teh bogey man. — Pat Paulsen

We are the ones we've been waiting for. — June Jordan

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. — Ronald Reagan

As to the presidency, the two happiest days of my life were those of my entrance upon the office and my surrender of it. — Martin Van Buren

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Some days I wish I could go back in life. Not to change anything, but to feel a few things twice.

Veterans Day Quotes

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So shines a good deed... in a weary world. — Gene Wilder

I want you to know, that you deserve the best. You're beautiful. — Lil Wayne

It doesn't take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle. — Norman Schwarzkopf

Postpartum depression is a very real and very serious problem for many mothers. It can happen to a first time mom or a veteran mother. It can occur a few days... or a few months after childbirth. — Richard J. Codey

Postpartum depression is a very real and very serious problem for many mothers. It can happen to a first time mom or a veteran mother. It can occur a few days... or a few months after childbirth. — Richard Codey

Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country's cause. Honor, also, to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field and serves, as he best can, the same cause. — Abraham Lincoln

In valor there is hope. — Tacitus

Never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy. — Winston Churchill

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We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude. — Cynthia Ozick

The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation. — George Washington

Turkey Day Quotes

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Thanksgiving is an emotional holiday. People travel thousands of miles to be with people they only see once a year. And then discover once a year is way too often. — Johnny Carson

It has been an unchallengeable American doctrine that cranberry sauce, a pink goo with overtones of sugared tomatoes, is a delectable necessity of the Thanksgiving board and that turkey is uneatable without it. — Alistair Cooke

Thanksgiving. It's like we didn't even try to come up with a tradition. The tradition is, we overeat. 'Hey, how about at Thanksgiving we just eat a lot?' 'But we do that every day!' 'Oh. What if we eat a lot with people that annoy the hell out of us?' — Jim Gaffigan

The thankful heart will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings. — Henry Ward Beecher

Stand up, on this Thanksgiving Day, stand upon your feet. Believe in man. Soberly and with clear eyes, believe in your own time and place. There is not, and there never has been a better time, or a better place to live in. — Phillips Brooks

I love Thanksgiving turkey... It's the only time in Los Angeles that you see natural breasts. — Arnold Schwarzenegger

Thanksgiving is the day when you turn to another family member and say, 'How long has Mom been drinking like this?' My Mom, after six Bloody Marys looks at the turkey and goes, 'Here, kitty, kitty.' — David Letterman

Best of all is it to preserve everything in a pure, still heart, and let there be for every pulse a thanksgiving, and for every breath a song. — Conrad Gessner

Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart. — Seneca

Germany and Turkey are two countries that need each other. As political leaders we will leave our offices one day, but our people will remain and have to get along with each other. So we shouldn’t give them negative messages. — Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Great Presidents Quotes

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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. — Frederick Douglass

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There will be great presidents again but there will never be another Camelot. — Jackie Kennedy

Great things can happen when you don't care who gets the credit. — Mark Twain

It is a damn poor mind indeed which can't think of at least two ways to spell any word. — Andrew Johnson

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. — Donald Trump

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. — Barack Obama

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. — James Madison

One person can make a difference. — Raoul Wallenberg

Government is not a solution to our problem government is the problem. — Ronald Reagan

America is too great for small dreams. — Ronald Reagan

Columbus Day Quotes

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I just want to remind everybody that it's Columbus Day. That all those of you that know Italians and like Italians are the people that might venture on to a ship and travel to explore and find new lands, this is your day. It's not St. Patty's Day. That's a different day entirely. — Les Miles

When Columbus took off, the purpose was to improve trade relations with China. That problem has not been solved to this very day, but just look at the by-products. — Edward Teller

I also hate those holidays that fall on a Monday where you don't get mail, those fake holidays like Columbus Day. What did Christopher Columbus do, discover America? If he hadn't, somebody else would have and we'd still be here. Big deal. — John Waters

Do you think we care about the feelings of Native Americans when we celebrate Columbus Day? That's the day that the white man discovered a land where Indians had been living for a few thousand years. — Carlos Mencia

The history taught in our schools is scandalous. We grew up believing that Columbus actually discovered America. We still celebrate Columbus Day. Columbus was after one thing only - gold. — Woody Harrelson

Should we stop celebrating the Columbus day - the day when the first illegal immigrants entered America? — Evgeni Kostitsyn

The Columbus Day Parade was held Monday in New York. Columbus was the world's first Democrat. He left not knowing where he was going, arrived not knowing where he was, went home not knowing where he had been, and he did it all on government money. — Argus Hamilton

The spirit of Columbus hovers over us to-day. — Chauncey Depew

Quietly scuttling Columbus Day sales doesn't mean they are opposed to 15th century Iberian seafarers; it just means They don't want protestors on the sales floor throwing blood on the Calvin Klein hosiery in the name of the anti-imperialistic cause. — James Lileks

Us Independence Day Quotes

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The essence of America - that which really unites us - is not ethnicity, or nationality or religion - it is an idea - and what an idea it is: That you can come from humble circumstances and do great things. — Condoleezza Rice

I feel ashamed that so many of us cannot imagine a better way to do things than locking children up all day in cells instead of letting them grow up knowing their families, mingling with the world, assuming real obligations, striving to be independent and self-reliant and free. — John Taylor Gatto

We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made. — Albert Einstein

Today 25 million Texans can celebrate our liberty, and honor the founding generation of Texans who secured it for us. Happy Texas Independence Day, and God Bless Texas. — John Cornyn

The Fourth of July-memorable in the history of our nation as the great day of independence to its countrymen-had no claim upon our sympathies. They made a flag and threw it to the heavens and bid it float forever; but every star in it was against us. — Henry McNeal Turner

India was the motherland of our race and Samskrit the mother of Europe 's languages...Mother India is in many ways the mother of us all. — Will Durant

The people "have a right, an indisputable, unalienable, indefeasible, divine right to that most dreaded and envied kind of knowledge- I mean of the character and conduct of their rulers." — John Adams

Dean [Devlin, Emmerich's partner on "Independence Day"] and I always said that we'd only do it when we had a really good story that excites us both, and we have the story written. And we've had it for a year and a half, two years. So we've been ready. — Roland Emmerich

The individual writer is a lonely figure in the wilderness of agents, editors, chain bookstores, and dwindling numbers of independents. The stronger MWA can be, the better it can serve us, and the more respect it can bring to bear in dealing with the problems most of us face every day. — Charles Todd

Our day of dependence, our long apprenticeship to the learning of other lands, draws to a close. The millions, that around us arerushing into life, cannot always be fed on the sere remains of foreign harvests. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

New Years Day Quotes

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A time comes when you need to stop waiting for the man you want to become and start being the man you want to be. — Bruce Springsteen

I'm living every ten-year-old boy's fantasy. The other day, Chris and I had this big scene where we had to pull out our guns, and I was thinking, 'Here we are in New York City - a place where every actor wants to be - and we are literally playing cops and robbers. How great is that?' — Mariska Hargitay

Although I'd first seen Senator Hart in Aspen, Colorado, at a New Year's Day party in 1987, we hadn't talked. — Donna Rice

Although I'd first seen Senator Hart in Aspen, Colorado, at a New Year's Day party in 1987, we hadn't talked. — Donna Rice Hughes

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If all you can do is crawl, start crawling. — Rumi

Peril, loneliness, an uncertain future, are not oppressive evils, so long as the frame is healthy and the faculties are employed; so long, especially, as Liberty lends us her wings, and Hope guides us by her star. — Charlotte Bronte

Greenwich Village always had its share of mind readers, but there are many more these days, and they seem to have moved closer to the mainstream of life in the city. What was crazy 10 years ago is now respectable, even among the best-educated New Yorkers. — Aravind Adiga

Stay away from what might have been, and look at what can be. — Marsha Petrie Sue

I would say happy new year, but it's not happy; it's exactly the same as last year except colder. — Robert Clark

...what happened in New York and Washington is the same thing that England and America did to Berlin every day for three years during World War II -- and Germany did the same thing to England. — Lemmy Kilmister

Us President Quotes

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Decisions made in Washington are more important to us than those made here in Dar es-Salaam. So, maybe my people should be allowed to vote in American presidential elections. — Julius Nyerere

Four years of Jimmy Carter gave us two titanic Reagan landslides, peace and prosperity for eight blessed years - and even a third term for his feckless vice president, George H.W. Bush. — Ann Coulter

President Heber J. Grant often quoted the following statement, which is sometimes attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson: “That which we persist in doing becomes easier for us to do-not that the nature of the thing is changed, but that our power to do is increased.' — Heber J. Grant

Absolute freedom of the press to discuss public questions is a foundation stone of American liberty. — Herbert Hoover

Don't write so that you can be understood, write so that you can't be misunderstood. — William Howard Taft

The Durham report gives us more information about what was already clear: The last President was framed for treason by his own intelligence agencies, in an attempted coup. Truly one of the craziest stories in US history. — Dave Smith

I really want Congress to do its job, the constitutional power that they have, to halt an imperial presidency, to halt this fundamental transformation of America that is making us an unrecognizable mess of a nation at this time. — Sarah Palin

The Vietnam War required us to emphasize the national interest rather than abstract principles. What President Nixon and I tried to do was unnatural. And that is why we didn't make it. — Henry A Kissinger

Well, we've faced very difficult decisions and challenges in our country, every one of us have, as we - since September 11th, as we fought the war on terror, all of those decisions that the President had to make to put young men and women in harm's way. — Laura Bush

The last three presidents slaughtered hundreds of thousands if not millions of innocent people. They illegally spied on all US citizens. They bankrupted the greatest nation in the history of the world. None of this led to impeachment. But this phone call is the real scandal. — Dave Smith

Memorial Day Quotes

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Better to die fighting for freedom then be a prisoner all the days of your life. — Bob Marley

Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices. — Harry S. Truman

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Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children. — Charles R. Swindoll

Good memories are like charms...Each is special. You collect them, one by one, until one day you look back and discover they make a long, colorful bracelet. — James Patterson

Look forward to the future and look forward to the unknown. Nothing stays the same and people change. One day that hurt and pain will be a distant memory. — Angela Merkel

Four things support the world: the learning of the wise, the justice of the great, the prayers of the good, and the valor of the brave — Elijah Muhammad

Every sunrise gives you a new beginning and a new ending. Let this morning be a new beginning to a better relationship and a new ending to the bad memories. Its an opportunity to enjoy life, breathe freely, think and love. Be grateful for this beautiful day. — Norton Juster

We cherish too, the Poppy red That grows on fields where valor led, It seems to signal to the skies That blood of heroes never dies. — Moina Michael

But what is memory if not the language of feeling, a dictionary of faces and days and smells which repeat themselves like the verbs and adjectives in a speech, sneaking in behind the thing itself,into the pure present, making us sad or teaching us vicariously. — Julio Cortazar

There never was a woman like her. She was gentle as a dove and brave as a lioness... The memory of my mother and her teachings were, after all, the only capital I had to start life with, and on that capital I have made my way. — Andrew Jackson

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More Presidents Day Quotes

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There will be over 3,500 killed in USA today from abortion. No flags lowered, no presidents crying. No media hyperventilating. Normal day. — Matt Drudge

Presidents should do whatever possible and practical to encourage an environment of cooperation and bipartisanship. And they should maintain a certain level of decorum, diplomacy and decency. But, at the end of the day, presidents get elected to enact change. — Mark McKinnon

Yes, the long war on Christianity. I pray that one day we may live in an America where Christians can worship freely! In broad daylight! Openly wearing the symbols of their religion... perhaps around their necks? And maybe -- dare I dream it? -- maybe one day there can be an openly Christian President. Or, perhaps, 43 of them. Consecutively. — Jon Stewart

Donald Trump is going to put his hand on the Bible in five days. And I think it's incredibly disappointing, and I think it's irresponsible for people like himself to question the legitimacy of the next United States president. — Reince Priebus

Mr. President, passage of this bill will visit the heel of oppression on all the people, vitiate their constitutional shield against tyranny, and materially hasten the destruction of the best design for self-government yet devised by the minds of men. Its passage will mark one of the darkest days in history — Strom Thurmond

As president, Clinton sold burial plots in Arlington Cemetery and liberals shrugged it off. What really gets their goat is the autopen. Evidently, the important thing was that every one of those pardons Clinton sold for cash on his last day in office was signed by Bill Clinton personally. — Ann Coulter

The worst day of my political life was when President George W. Bush signed McCain-Feingold into law. — Mitch McConnell

I sit here all day trying to persuade people to do the things they ought to have the sense to do without my persuading them. That's all the powers of the President amount to. — Harry S. Truman

I'm President of the United States, and I'm not going to eat any more broccoli! — George H. W. Bush

We will not be led like sheep to the slaughter. — Abba Kovner

Don't worry about finding your bliss right now. Not even our President knew what his bliss was, nor did I. One of these days to your own surprise, your bliss will find you. But no matter what you do, participate, be there, full force, full heart, full steam ahead. — Barbara Walters

Donald Trump would be a better president every day of the week and twice on Sunday rather than Hillary Clinton. — Carly Fiorina

I go to the chair of government with feelings not unlike those of a culprit who is going to the place of his execution. — George Washington

I have a dream: One day we will get to the promised land. Then the president will be me, The government will be Shabaam, Mos and Kweli...that's it! All wackness is now banned. — Pharoahe Monch

I was at the vice president's Christmas party. I thought that his speech was spectacular, and I knew that it was a very emotional and difficult thing for him to do, but I admonished him for not waiting just one more stinking day. — Bradley Whitford

In executing the duties of my present important station, I can promise nothing but purity of intentions, and, in carrying these into effect, fidelity and diligence. — George Washington

No one is looking at what President Obama is wearing. Michelle Obama cannot Instagram a bikini pic like what my girl Instagrammed the other day. — Sayings

The other day the President said, I know you've had some rough times, and I want to do something that will show the nation what faith that I have in you, in your maturity and sense of responsibility. He paused, then said, would you like a puppy? — Dan Quayle

All dignified people in the world, whether Arabs or Muslims or others with dignity, are very proud of the speech made by president Bashar al-Assad a few days ago here in Damascus. For me he is the last Arab ruler, and Syria is the last Arab country. It is the fortress of the remaining dignity of the Arabs, and that's why I'm proud to be here. — George Galloway

Oh, here's your tax dollars at work. This is what makes people furious. The head of the GSA, a woman named Martha Johnson, has resigned after they found out she spent over $830,000 on a four-day government conference in Las Vegas. And the president is furious. Not President Obama, the president of China. It's his money. It's his money she spent. — Jay Leno

So there was President Obama, giving his bazillionth speech on health care, droning yet again that “now is the hour when we must seize the moment,” the same moment he’s been seizing every day of the week for the past year, only this time his genius photo-op guys thought it would look good to have him surrounded by men in white coats. — Mark Steyn

But there are advantages to being elected President. The day after I was elected, I had my high school grades classified Top Secret. — Ronald Reagan

When you're the commander in chief, you're the commander in chief on day one. You don't get like a six-month grace period. The world doesn't just stop and say, well, let's wait until the president catches up before we start challenging America. — Marco Rubio

In 1998, I was screening 'Good Will Hunting' at Camp David. And I was saying, 'Nice to meet you, Mr. President. Nice to meet you, Mrs. Clinton.' Madeleine Albright, Sandy Berger, Senator Daschle. It was an extraordinary day. — Lawrence Bender

A morsel of genuine history is a thing so rare as to be always valuable. — Thomas Jefferson

There's never been A day in the last four years I've been proud to be his Vice President. Not a single day. — Joe Biden

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

I got into the Kennedy White House because at the time I was president of the Women's National Press Club, and they assigned me to cover the early days of the Kennedy campaign. Jackie especially. Everyone was interested in the family. — Helen Thomas

As the age of television progresses the Reagans will be the rule, not the exception. To be perfect for television is all a President has to be these days. — Gore Vidal

I think history is continuous. It doesn't begin or end on Pearl Harbor Day or the day Lyndon Johnson withdraws from the presidency or on 9/11. You have to learn from the past but not be imprisoned by it. You need to take counsel of history but never be imprisoned by it. — Richard Holbrooke

I have simply tried to do what seemed best each day, as each day came. — Abraham Lincoln

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