Here are some great quotes for the leaders of this great land of America.  Quotes hold a unique power for me. As I read though these I become more aware, awakened, inspired, emotionally charged and even laugh a bit.  This is the power of quotes for me. Do you have a favorite quote that you reference? Or are you creating quotes that bring this unique power to your teams, companies, communities. Have a read.  Happy Presidents day.

  • “Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.”
    George Washington – 1st President of the United States of America
  • “If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend six hours sharpening my ax.”
    Abraham Lincoln – 16th President of the United States of America
  • “Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.”
    Andrew Jackson – 7th President of the United States of America
  • “Be sincere; be brief; be seated.”
    Franklin Delano Roosevelt – 32nd President of the United States of America
  • “Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.”
    Thomas Jefferson – 3rd President of the United States of America
  • “Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan “press on” has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”
    Calvin Coolidge –  30th President of the United States of America
  • “Leadership consists of nothing but taking responsibility for everything that goes wrong and giving your subordinates credit for everything that goes well.”
    Dwight D. Eisenhower – 34th President of the United States of America
  • “Things may come to those who wait…but only the things left by those who hustle.”
    Abraham Lincoln – 16th President of the United States of America
  • “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”
    John Quincy Adams –  6th President of the United States of America
  • “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 – 35th President of the United States of America
  • “Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.”
    John F. Kennedy – 35th President of the United States of America
  • “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”
    Franklin Delano Roosevelt – 32nd President of the United States of America
  • “Speak softly and carry a big stick.”
    Theodore Roosevelt26th President of the United States of America
  • “I have left orders to be awakened at any time in case of national emergency, even if I’m in a cabinet meeting.”
    Ronald Reagan – 40th President of the United States of America
  • “The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.”
    Franklin Delano Roosevelt – 32nd President of the United States of America
  • “Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.”
    Dwight D. Eisenhower – 34th President of the United States of America
  • “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 – 35th President of the United States of America
  • “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 – 28th President of the United States of America
  • “It is easier to do a job right than to explain why you didn’t.”
    Martin Van Buren – 8th President of the United States of America
  • “I have never been hurt by anything I didn’t say.”
    John Calvin Coolidge  – 30th President of the United States of America
  • “A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.”
    Harry S. Truman – 33rd President of the United States of America
  • “My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you — ask what can you do for your country.”
    John F. Kennedy – 35th President of the United States of America
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