Prozitude = Proactive Positive attitude

Positive quotes and messages for positive people.

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Positive words of Previous Presidents

 George Washington (1789-1797): "Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected."

  1. John Adams (1797-1801): "Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence."

  2. Thomas Jefferson (1801-1809): "I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."

  3. James Madison (1809-1817): "The circulation of confidence is better than the circulation of money."

  4. James Monroe (1817-1825): "National honor is the national property of the highest value."

  5. John Quincy Adams (1825-1829): "If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader."

  6. Andrew Jackson (1829-1837): "Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in."

  7. Martin Van Buren (1837-1841): "It is easier to do a job right than to explain why you didn't."

  8. William Henry Harrison (1841): "There is nothing more corrupting, nothing more destructive of the noblest and finest feelings of our nature, than the exercise of unlimited power."

  9. John Tyler (1841-1845): "Popularity, I have always thought, may aptly be compared to a coquette - the more you woo her, the more apt is she to elude your embrace."

  10. James K. Polk (1845-1849): "I am heartily rejoiced that my term is so near its close. I will soon cease to be a servant and will become a sovereign."

  11. Zachary Taylor (1849-1850): "I have always done my duty. I am ready to die. My only regret is for the friends I leave behind me."

  12. Millard Fillmore (1850-1853): "An honorable defeat is better than a dishonorable victory."

  13. Franklin Pierce (1853-1857): "The storm of frenzy and faction must inevitably dash itself in vain against the unshaken rock of the Constitution."

  14. James Buchanan (1857-1861): "I like the noise of democracy."

  15. Abraham Lincoln (1861-1865): "Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."

  16. Andrew Johnson (1865-1869): "Honest conviction is my courage; the Constitution is my guide."

  17. Ulysses S. Grant (1869-1877): "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."

  18. Rutherford B. Hayes (1877-1881): "He serves his party best who serves his country best."

  19. James A. Garfield (1881): "I mean to make myself a man, and if I succeed in that, I shall succeed in everything else."

  20. Chester A. Arthur (1881-1885): "I may be president of the United States, but my private life is nobody's damn business."

  21. Grover Cleveland (1885-1889, 1893-1897): "A government for the people must depend for its success on the intelligence, the morality, the justice, and the interest of the people themselves."

  22. Benjamin Harrison (1889-1893): "The disfranchisement of a single legal elector by fraud or intimidation is a crime too grave to be regarded lightly."

  23. William McKinley (1897-1901): "War should never be entered upon until every agency of peace has failed."
  24. Theodore Roosevelt (1901-1909): "Believe you can and you're halfway there."

  25. William Howard Taft (1909-1913): "Don't write so that you can be understood, write so that you can't be misunderstood."

  26. Woodrow Wilson (1913-1921): "Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together."

  27. Warren G. Harding (1921-1923): "America's present need is not heroics but healing; not nostrums but normalcy; not revolution but restoration."

  28. Calvin Coolidge (1923-1929): "Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. The slogan 'Press On' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race."

  29. Herbert Hoover (1929-1933): "Children are our most valuable resource."

  30. Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933-1945): "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."

  31. Harry S. Truman (1945-1953): "It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit."

  32. Dwight D. Eisenhower (1953-1961): "We succeed only as we identify in life, or in war, or in anything else, a single overriding objective, and make all other considerations bend to that one objective."

  33. John F. Kennedy (1961-1963): "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country."

  34. Lyndon B. Johnson (1963-1969): "Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose."

  35. Richard Nixon (1969-1974): "A man is not finished when he is defeated. He is finished when he quits."

  36. Gerald Ford (1974-1977): "My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over."

  37. Jimmy Carter (1977-1981): "We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles."

  38. Ronald Reagan (1981-1989): "The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things."

  39. George H. W. Bush (1989-1993): "We are a nation of communities... a brilliant diversity spread like stars, like a thousand points of light in a broad and peaceful sky."

  40. Bill Clinton (1993-2001): "There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured with what is right in America."

  41. George W. Bush (2001-2009): "I have a different vision of leadership. A leadership is someone who brings people together."

  42. Barack Obama (2009-2017): "The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don't wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope."

  43. Donald Trump (2017-2021): "We will make America strong again. We will make America proud again. We will make America safe again. And we will make America great again."

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