Quotes from US Presidents  

Calvin Coolidge  

Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery  

I have never been hurt by what I have not said.


Dwight D. Eisenhower  

A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.  

Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you're a thousand miles from the corn field.


Millard Fillmore  

It is not strange... to mistake change for progress.


Gerald R. Ford  

A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.  

History and experience tell us that moral progress comes not in comfortable and complacent times, but out of trial and confusion.


James A Garfield  

Few men in our history have ever obtained the Presidency by planning to obtain it.  

Ideas are the great warriors of the world, and a war that has no idea behind it, is simply a brutality.


Ulysses S. Grant  

I have made it a rule of my life to trust a man long after other people gave him up, but I don't see how I can ever trust any human being again.  

In every battle there comes a time when both sides consider themselves beaten, then he who continues the attack wins.


Warren G. Harding  

I have no trouble with my enemies. I can take care of my enemies in a fight. But my friends, my goddamned friends, they're the ones who keep me walking the floor at nights!  

I don't know much about Americanism, but it's a damn good word with which to carry an election.


Benjamin Harrison  

I pity the man who wants a coat so cheap that the man or woman who produces the cloth will starve in the process.  

I knew that my staying up would not change the election result if I were defeated, while if elected I had a hard day ahead of me. So I thought a night's rest was best in any event.


William Henry Harrison  

There is nothing more corrupting, nothing more destructive of the noblest and finest feelings of our nature, than the exercise of unlimited power.  

I believe and I say it is true Democratic feeling, that all the measures of the Government are directed to the purpose of making the rich richer and the poor poorer.


Rutherford B. Hayes  

I am not liked as a President by the politicians in office, in the press, or in Congress. But I am content to abide the judgment the sober second thought of the people.  

The progress of society is mainly the improvement in the condition of the workingmen of the world.


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