15 Leadership Quotes for Presidents Day

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President’s Day is celebrated on the third Monday in February, and this year it falls on February 19, 2006. To celebrate President’s Day, I’ve collected some of my favorite leadership quotes from US Presidents.

The leaders of this country have had some extraordinary obstacles to overcome and they’ve had to rise to meet many challenges. They have left little bits of wisdom along the way I hope you’ll find interesting.

So here are some of my favorite leadership quotes from US Presidents:

1. “Patience and perseverance have a magical affect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.” – John Quincy Adams

2. “Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

3. “I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.” – Woodrow Wilson

4. “Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.” – Thomas Jefferson

5. “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” – John F. Kennedy

6. “No man is above the law and no man is below it; nor do we ask any man’s permission when we require him to obey it. Obedience to the law is demanded as a right; not asked as a favor.” – Theodore Roosevelt

7. “Our defense is in the preservation of the spirit which prizes liberty as a heritage of all men, in all lands, everywhere. Destroy this spirit and you have planted the seeds of despotism around your own doors.” – Abraham Lincoln

8. “I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.” – George Washington

9. “The truth is that all men having power ought to be mistrusted.” – James Madison

10. ” ‘Tis better to be silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.” – Abraham Lincoln

11. “Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.” – Thomas Jefferson

12. “My observation is that whenever one person is found adequate to the discharge of a duty… it is worse executed by two persons, and scarcely done at all if three or more are employed therein.” – George Washington

13. “There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.” – John Adams

14. “Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” – John F. Kennedy

15. “You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.” – Woodrow Wilson

Happy President’s Day!

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One Response to “15 Leadership Quotes for Presidents Day”

  1. Dhruv says:

    These are somewhat the best quotes for President’s Day.. I am really inspired and motivated. :)

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