Famous U.S. President Quotes

Famous U.S. President Quotes

While every president leaves behind their own unique legacy, a few eloquent leaders leave behind memorable quotes. From the patriotic to the poignant, famous U.S. President quotes can give new insights into the history of your nation. Let’s take a look at a few of the most famous U.S. President quotes!

“So, first of all, 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 Delano Roosevelt

“There is something inherently wrong, something out of accord with the ideals of representative democracy, when one portion of our citizenship turns its activities to private gain amid defensive war while another is fighting, sacrificing, or dying for national preservation.”
– Warren G. Harding

“In a storm at sea no one on board can wish the ship to sink, and yet not unfrequently all go down together because too many will direct and no single mind can be allowed to control.”
– Abraham Lincoln

“But I do have an unyielding belief that all people yearn for certain things: the ability to speak your mind and have a say in how you are governed; confidence in the rule of law and the equal administration of justice; government that is transparent and doesn’t steal from the people; the freedom to live as you choose. Those are not just American ideas, they are human rights, and that is why we will support them everywhere.”
– Barack Obama

“We the people tell the government what to do, it doesn’t tell us.”
– Ronald Reagan

“A president’s hardest task is not to do what is right, but to know what is right.”
– Lyndon B. Johnson

“You cannot extend the mastery of government over the daily life of a people without somewhere making it master of people’s souls and thoughts.”
– Herbert Hoover

“Being a politician is a poor profession. Being a public servant is a noble one.”
– Herbert Hoover

“This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it or their revolutionary right to dismember or overthrow it.”
– Abraham Lincoln

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”
– Barack Obama

“America has never been united by blood or birth or soil. We are bound by ideals that move us beyond our backgrounds, lift us above our interests and teach us what it means to be citizens.”
– George W. Bush

“We must teach our children to resolve their conflicts with words, not weapons.”
– Bill Clinton

“Think about every problem, every challenge, we face. The solution to each starts with education.”
– George H.W. Bush

“For this is what America is all about. It is the uncrossed desert and the unclimbed ridge. It is the star that is not reached and the harvest that is sleeping in the unplowed ground.”
– Lyndon B. Johnson

“If national pride is ever justifiable or excusable it is when it springs, not from power or riches, grandeur or glory, but from conviction of national innocence, information, and benevolence.”
– John Adams

“Liberty without learning is always in peril and learning without liberty is always in vain.”
– John F. Kennedy

“My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”
– John F. Kennedy

“We cannot learn from one another until we stop shouting at one another - until we speak quietly enough so that our words can be heard as well as our voices.”
– Richard M. Nixon