20 Presidential Quotes To Inspire You On President’s Day

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It’s President’s Day, and whether you’re enjoying a day off, running to and fro to take advantage of sales or, like many solopreneurs, treating it like just another day at the office, it’s never a bad thing to reflect on the wise words of some of our former leaders. Let’s face it – no president has ever had an “easy” job. What they do have, however, is a strong resolve to do what they believe is right, and that’s evident in the quotes they’ve left behind.

In everything from leadership to perseverance to honesty and morality, the words of our former leaders have survived long after they’ve gone, and will continue to live on for generations to come. So, before you go about your day as if it were just a normal day, take a few minutes to read through these twenty quotes and get a bit of inspiration:

  1. “We can complain rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” –Abraham Lincoln
  2. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” –John Adams
  3. “It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit” – Harry S. Truman
  4. “If you treat people right they will treat you right… ninety percent of the time.” –Franklin D. Roosevelt
  5. “Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.” –Dwight D. Eisenhower
  6. “Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.” –John F. Kennedy
  7. “I walk slowly, but I never walk backwards.” –Abraham Lincoln
  8. “Believe you can and you’re half way there.” –Theodore Roosevelt
  9. “It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company.” –George Washington
  10. “Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.” –Thomas Jefferson
  11. “The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money.” –Thomas Jefferson
  12. “No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.” –Calvin Coolidge
  13. “We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles.” –Jimmy Carter
  14. ”In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand still like the rock.” –Thomas Jefferson
  15. “Tell the truth, work hard, and come to dinner on time.” –Gerald R. Ford
  16. “In every battle there comes a time when both sides consider themselves beaten, then he who continues the attack wins.” –Ulysses S. Grant
  17. “Accomplishment will prove to be a journey, not a destination.” –Dwight D. Eisenhower
  18. “Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.” –John F. Kennedy
  19. “Plans are nothing; planning is everything.” –Dwight D. Eisenhower
  20. ”It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. In this life we get nothing save by effort.” –Theodore Roosevelt

Do you have a favorite presidential quote that motivates or inspires you? Share it with us in the comments section below.

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