quote by Barack Obama

The American story has never been about things coming easy. It has been about rising to the moment when the moment is hard. About rejecting panicked division for purposeful unity. About seeing a mountaintop from the deepest valley. That is why we remember that some of the most famous words ever spoken by an American came from a president who took office in a time of turmoil: "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.

— Barack Obama

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Presiding officer quote Because in the end, you won't remember the time you spent working in the office

Because in the end, you won't remember the time you spent working in the office of mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.

I ran for the presidency, despite hopeless odds, to demonstrate the sheer will and refusal to accept the status quo.

If the president alone was vested with the power of appointing all officers, and was left to select a council for himself, he would be liable to be deceived by flatterers and pretenders to patriotism.

Presiding officer quote No diet will remove all the fat from your body, becayse the brain is entirely fa

No diet will remove all the fat from your body, becayse the brain is entirely fat. Without a brain, you might look good, but all you could do is run for public office.

The United States brags about its political system, but the President says one thing during the election, something else when he takes office, something else at midterm and something else when he leaves.

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

Women should have equal pay for equal work and they should be considered equally eligible to the offices of principal and superintendent, professor and president. So you must insist that qualifications, not sex, shall govern appointments and salaries.

Presiding officer quote When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President. Now I'm beginni

When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President. Now I'm beginning to believe it.

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

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

In fact, my mom always told me because I was the daughter of an Army officer born overseas in Paris, France, that under the Constitution she believed that I could never run for president.

Presiding officer quote In my country we go to prison first and then become President.~ Nelson Mandela

In my country we go to prison first and then become President.~ Nelson Mandela

It's now clear that from the very moment President Bush took office, Iraq was his highest priority as unfinished business from the first Bush Administration. His agenda was clear: find a rationale to get rid of Saddam.

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.

I also wish that the Pledge of Allegiance were directed at the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, as it is when the President takes his oath of office, rather than to the flag and the nation

I didn't run for student council president.

I don't see myself in any way in elected office. I love policy. I'm not particularly fond of politics.

If I were to make public these tapes, containing blunt and candid remarks on many different subjects, the confidentiality of the office of the president would always be suspect.

The executive branch of this government never has, nor will suffer, while I preside, any improper conduct of its officers to escape with impunity.

It was a perfectly beautiful night, as fall nights are in Washington.

I walked out of the president's Oval Office, and as I walked out, I thought I might never live to see another Saturday night.

In the scheme of our national government, the presidency is preeminently the people's office.

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.

When he (Richard Nixon) took the oath of office, he pledged to be the president for 100% of the people, and I challenge the president to prove that he is being the president for 100% of the people.

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.

All respect for the office of the presidency aside, I assumed that the obvious and unadulterated decline of freedom and constitutional sovereignty, not to mention the efforts to curb the power of judicial review, spoke for itself.

The high office of the President has been used to foment a plot to destroy the American's freedom and before I leave office, I must inform the citizens of this plight.

We love the ability of the people to influence the actions of decision-makers, of lawmakers and presidents to be removed from or elevated to office by the will of voters, and of the community to connect amongst diverse populations through the ballot box.

In our brief national history we have shot four of our presidents, worried five of them to death, impeached one and hounded another out of office. And when all else fails, we hold an election and assassinate their character.

I think there ought to be a strict separation or wall built between our religious faith and our practice of political authority in office. I don't think the President of the United States should extoll Christianity if he happens to be a Christian at the expense of Judaism, Islam or other faiths.

The presidency is not merely an administrative office.

..It is pre-eminently a place of moral leadership.

I apprehend... that the total abandonment of the principle of rotation in the offices of President and Senator will end in abuse.

I believe in a free and open press; people have to cover the presidency, respect the office and its current occupant. And we need it to be a two-way street.

The office of the Vice-President is a greater honor than I ever dreamed of attaining.

At the end of our lives, we will not be judged by the highest public office we attained in our lifetime, if that were true the current president (George W. Bush) would hold as much esteem as Franklin Roosevelt in our country, and Nelson Mandela in his. That cannot be the case. Rather, we will each be judged by the mark we've left on others.

After nearly 15 minutes of soul searching, I have heard the call.

Nation, I will seek the office of the president of the United States. I am doing it!

Thank God, under our Constitution there was no connection between Church and State, and that in my action as President of the United States I recognized no distinction of creeds in my appointments office.

Since taking office, President Obama has signed into law spending increases of nearly 25 percent for domestic government agencies - an 84 percent increase when you include the failed stimulus. All of this new government spending was sold as 'investment.'

We, Norton I, do hereby decree that the offices of President, Vice President, and Speaker of the House of Representatives are, from and after this date, abolished.

We, Norton I, do hereby decree that the offices of President, Vice President, and Speaker of the House of Representatives are, from and after this date, abolished.

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