American Presidents Quotes

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Millard Fillmore

May God save the country, for it is evident that people will not.

Franklin Pierce

If your past is limited, your future is boundless.

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James Polk

There is more selfishness and less principle among members of Congress than I had any conception of before I became President.

Zachary Taylor

As to the Constitution and the Union, I have taken an oath to support the one, and I cannot do so without preserving the other.

 

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Andrew Jackson

Americans are not a perfect people, but we are called to a perfect mission.

Martin Van Buren

The government should not be guided by Temporary Excitement, but by Sober Second Thought.

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James Monroe

Our country may be likened to a new house.  We lack many things, but we possess the most precious of all–liberty!

[James Monroe took office in 1817, and the United States was still in its infancy as a nation.]

John Quincy Adams

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties and obstacles vanish.

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Thomas Jefferson

Determine never to be idle.  No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any.  It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.

James Madison

Philosophy is common sense with big words.

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George Washington

Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.

John Adams

Let us tenderly and kindly cherish, therefore, the means of knowledge.  Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write.