Do you need some inspiration to brighten your day? Or just beautiful sayings to put color in your essay? The U.S presidents over time have led the country to its success throughout all its hurdles. You will find in this list the top 20 quotations of these inspiring men.
1. We should not look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bought experience.
2. Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
–Franklin D. Roosevelt
3. Believe you can and you’re halfway there.
4. Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.
–Harry S Truman
5. The future rewards those who press on. I don’t have time to feel sorry for myself. I don’t have time to complain. I’m going to press on.
6. Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.
–John F. Kennedy
7. Don’t worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.
8. Freedom is the open window through which pours the sunlight of the human spirit and human dignity.
9. The art of war is simple enough. Find out where your enemy is. Get at him as soon as you can. Strike him as hard as you can, and keep moving on.
–Ulysses S. Grant
10. To those of you who received honours, awards and distinctions, I say well done. And to the C students, I say you, too, can be president of the United States.
–George W. Bush
11. Failure to accord credit to anyone for what he may have done is a great weakness in any man.
–William Howard Taft
12.”If you want to make enemies, change something.”
13. We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.
14. People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.
15. Well may the boldest fear and the wisest tremble when incurring responsibilities on which may depend our country’s peace and prosperity, and in some degree the hopes and happiness of the whole human family.
–James K. Polk
16. If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
–John Quincy Adams
17. Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.
–Dwight D. Eisenhower
18. The wisdom of man never yet contrived a system of taxation that would operate with perfect equality.
19. You can do what you have to do, and sometimes you can do it even better than you think you can.
20. Character is a journey, not a destination.
–William J. Clinton