51 Total Quotes

President Quotes

James Thurber
From now on, I think it is safe to predict, neither the Democratic nor the Republican Party will ever nominate for President a candidate without good looks, stage presence, theatrical delivery, and a sense of timing.
James Thurber
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Harry S. Truman, ,
When you get to be President, there are all those things, the honors, the twenty-one gun salutes, all those things. You have to remember it isn't for you. It's for the Presidency.
Harry S. Truman, ,
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Harry S. Truman, ,
The president is the representative of the whole nation and he's the only lobbyist that all the one hundred and sixty million people in the country have.
Harry S. Truman, ,
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
The President has paid dear for his White House. It has commonly cost him all his peace, and the best of his manly attributes. To preserve for a short time so conspicuous an appearance before the world, he is content to eat dust before the real masters who stand erect behind the throne.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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This may be the most important thing a president does.
Alberto Gonzales
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I'm primarily worried about what does the president think,
Alberto Gonzales
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Abraham Lincoln
The power confided in me will be used to hold, occupy and possess the property and places belonging to the government, and to collect the duties and imposts.
Abraham Lincoln
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Alistair Cooke
All Presidents start out to run a crusade but after a couple of years they find they are running something less heroic and much more intractable: namely the presidency. The people are well cured by then of election fever, during which they think they are choosing Moses. In the third year, they look on the man as a sinner and a bumble and begin to poke around for rumors of another Messiah.
Alistair Cooke
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All Coolidge had to do in 1924 was to keep his mean trap shut, to be elected. All Harding had to do in 1920 was repeat ''Avoid foreign entanglements.'' All Hoover had to do in 1928 was to endorse Coolidge. All Roosevelt had to do in 1932 was to point to Hoover.
Robert Sherwood
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Trent Lott
I want to say this about my state. When Strom Thurmond ran for president, we voted for him. We're proud of it. And if the rest of the country had followed our lead, we wouldn't have had all these problems over all these years either.
Trent Lott
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He was strong and vibrant and it was vintage President Hinckley.
Dale Bills
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Scott McClellan
The president has a great team.
Scott McClellan
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Colin Powell
You made reference to the president ...
Colin Powell
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I support the president on the war on terror.
David McSweeney
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Ari Fleischer
I think the president understands how the U.N. works. And when the president went up there, he said that this would be a matter of days and weeks, not months. And it is not a matter of months.
Ari Fleischer
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If she ran for president, she'd win.
Geena Davis
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She ran for president twice. She ran for president in 1884 and then she ran again in 1888.
Keith Greene
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Wilson adventured for the whole of the human race. Not as a servant, but as a champion. So pure was this motive, so unfrocked with anything that his worst enemies could find, except the mildest and most excusable, a personal vanity, practically the minimum to be human, that in a sense his adventure is that of humanity itself. In Wilson, the whole of mankind breaks camp, sets out from home and wrestles with the universe and its gods.
William Bolitho
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Typically, the president is on a very tight schedule.
Elaine Sanchez
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Tom Daschle
This has got to end, Mr. President.
Tom Daschle
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I do think she reflects the president, and I think that's the strongest thing, really, that she has going for her,
Sam Brownback
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If you want to see your plays performed the way you wrote them, become President.
Vaclav Havel
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I don't have any problem with a reporter or a news person who says the President is uninformed on this issue or that issue. I don't think any of us would challenge that. I do have a problem with the singular focus on this, as if that's the only standard by which we ought to judge a president. What we learned in the last administration was how little having an encyclopedic grasp of all the facts has to do with governing.
David Gergen
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I think he wants to run for president,
William Green
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I think he wants to run for president. If he wins, he'll be a three-term senator from a very large state with a very large conservative base. I think that's what he wants and what he has worked for. I keep telling him, 'You're running for president, aren't ya?' and he just smiles.
William Green
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Russ Feingold
really wants to run for president.
Russ Feingold
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The president has always urged everyone to tell the truth,
Charles Ruff
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Walter Bagehot
Under a Presidential government, a nation has, except at the electing moment, no influence; it has not the ballot-box before it; its virtue is gone, and it must wait till its instant of despotism again returns.
Walter Bagehot
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Trent Lott
When Strom Thurmond ran for president, we voted for him. We're proud of it.
Trent Lott
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If I wanna be president, I probably can.
Jesse Ventura
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