11 Quotes From Past Presidents Which Shaped America

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Over history, many of America’s former Presidents and even their wives, have made famous quotes . . . ones which have helped shape America to what it is today.

The question remains:

“Will Barack Obama or John McCain say something so powerful, they will be remembered for it in 50- 100 years time and help change history?”

1.

“There are two kinds of success. One is the very rare kind that comes to the man who has the power to do what no one else has the power to do.

That is genius.

But the average man who wins what we call success is not a genius. He is a man who has merely the ordinary qualities that he shares with his fellows, but who has developed
those ordinary qualities to a more ordinary degree”.

Theordore Roosevelt (1858-1919) – 26th President of the United States

2.

“Our problems are man made, therefore they may be solved by the man. And man can be
as he wants. No problem of human destiny is beyond beings”.

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) – 35th President of the United States

3.

“We grow by dreams. All big men are dreamers, some of us let dreams die, but others nourish and protect them, nurse them through bad days . . . to the sunshine and light which always come”.
Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924) – 28th President of the United States

4.

“Most people are about as happy as they make up their mind to be”.
Abraham Lincoln (1809-1895) – 16th President of the United States

5.

“The buck stops here”.
Harry S. Truman (1884-1972) – 33rd President of the United States

6.

“Change is the law of life. An those who look only to the past or the present are sure to miss the future”.
John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) – 35th President of the United States

7.

“So let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself -
nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat
into advance”.

Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945) – 32nd President of the United States

8.

“It is hard to fail but is worse to have not tried to succeed. In this life we get nothing save by effort.
Theordore Roosevelt (1858-1919) – 26th President of the United States

9.

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are”.
Theordore Roosevelt (1858-1919) – 26th President of the United States

PRESIDENT’S WIVES:

10.

“Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people – your family, friends and co-workers and even strangers you meet along the way”.
Barbara Bush – Wife of President George Bush

11.

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams”.
Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) – Wife of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, American Humanitarian, Columnist and Lecturer

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8 Responses to 11 Quotes From Past Presidents Which Shaped America

  • Cyrious Garnetski says:

    Number ten is funny in that she has a reputation of being a bitch.

  • dcgon says:

    “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams”.

    Eleanor Roosevelt (1984-1962) – Wife of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, American Humanitarian, Columnist and Lecturer

    Ironically, Eleanor Roosevelt is a also time traveler. Date of birth is 1984 and died 1962. Sadly, the secrets of time traveling died with her.

  • I am sure that Obama will be quoted for all of eternity for saying “You know you can put lipstick on a pig…but it’s still a pig.”

  • Murty BVNS says:

    As the US is boiling with money crisis the quote ” Buck stops here ” is more than relevant.

  • Bill Canaday says:

    It would be interesting to see a similar list from, oh, say, Salvador Allende, Fidel Castro, Benito Mussolini and the many others on the “B” list who have governed in turbulent times.

  • kimberly says:

    The quote number 10, by the President’s wives, is wrong.
    Barbara Bush is his daughter, and Laura Bush is his wife.

  • Veronica says:

    Barbara Bush was the first lady to George Bush
    Laura Bush was the first lady to George W Bush II.

    It is correct at stated above.

  • joseph says:

    love those quotes greatly, they steer me on

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