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.

Pursuing Wisdom

From the words of Latin priest and theologian Jerome of Stridon:  “Love Holy Scripture, and wisdom will love you.  Love her, and she will keep you.  Honor her, and she will keep you.”

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Pursuing wisdom over a lifetime

Gathering, enriching a single life

Applying to everyday challenges

Loving Scripture, supplanting darkest strife


Seeking wisdom with a hunger for more

Searching in the truthful and proper place

Persevering with consistency now

Tasting God’s Holy Word and loving Grace


Sustaining the tree of life, holding fast

Following a righteous path, leads to peace

Finding God’s wisdom, life’s only true wealth

Blessing His wisdom, sustains life’s new lease


Trusting these blessed fruits of God’s wisdom

Turning evil away, aligned with Him

Refreshing mind and body, healing flesh

Respecting God’s Word, singing a new hymn


Treating our neighbors better than ourselves

Trusting, loving, supporting each other

Walking together with God, hand in hand

Partnering with each sister and brother 

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From Proverbs 3:13:  “Happy are those who find wisdom, and those who get understanding,”

American Presidents Quotes


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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.

American Presidents Quotes

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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.

Seeking God’s Wisdom


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The text used for this poem is based upon Proverbs Chapter 10, with the 10th verse taking center stage:  “The wise lay up knowledge, but the babbling of a fool brings ruin.”

Seek God’s wisdom

His words bring wealth


A benevolent father

Welcomes a wise child


Virtue always delivers

Never going hungry


The judicious of heart

Follow the Commandments


Always walk in integrity

Makes for a secure life


Boldly call out trouble

Brings peace to life


Use righteous words

Build a fountain of life


Hate stirs up trouble

Love heals our offenses


Crave absorbing wisdom

Ignore a blathering fool


Lead a honorable life

Shun sinful behaviors


Be prudent when speaking

Use a blameless tongue


Seek the Lord’s blessings

Come in reverent prayer


Follow our heavenly Father

His stronghold protects us