Monday, February 17, 2014

Presidents Day


“Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. And don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines.”—Richard M. Nixon

“No man ever listened himself out of a job.” —Calvin Coolidge 

“Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force! Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.” —George Washington

“A little flattery will support a man through great fatigue.” —James Monroe 

“If you want to make beautiful music, you must play the black and the white notes together.” —Richard M. Nixon

“I know what I am fit for. I can command a body of men in a rough way; but I am not fit to be President.” —Andrew Jackson 

“As to the Presidency, the two happiest days of my life were those of my entrance upon the office and my surrender of it.” —Martin Van Buren

“With me it is exceptionally true that the Presidency is no bed of roses.” —James Polk 

“The man who can look upon a crisis without being willing to offer himself upon the altar of his country is not for public trust.” —Millard Fillmore

“Nothing brings out the lower traits of human nature like office seeking.” —Rutherford Hayes 

“I have never been hurt by something I didn’t say” —Calvin Coolidge

“If it were not for the reporters, I would tell you the truth.” —Chester A. Arthur

“Above all, tell the truth.” —Grover Cleveland 

“You can not stop the spread of an idea by passing a law against it.” —Harry S. Truman

“You ain’t learnin’ nothin’ when you’re talkin.’” —Lyndon B. Johnson

“I like the job I have, but if I had to live my life over again, I would like to have ended up a sports writer.” —Richard Milhous Nixon

“Don’t try to fine-tune somebody else’s view.” —George H.W. Bush 

“We did not come to fear the future. We came here to shape it.” —Barack Obama

• Editorial Comment: Politics aside, you have to hand it to them. What a crappy job.

PeezPix by Ted Pease 

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