PRESIDENTS DAY: Famous Presidential Quotes

Some Presidential Quotes:   

--"A man who reads nothing at all is better educated than a man who reads nothing but newspapers." Thomas Jefferson  

 --"He can compress the most words into the smallest ideas better than any man I ever met." Abraham Lincoln, referring to a lawyer

   --"I only know two tunes: one of them is 'Yankee Doodle' and the other isn't." Ulysses S. Grant   

--"An Englishman who was wrecked on a strange shore and wandering along the coast came to a gallows with a victim hanging on it, and fell down on his knees and thanked God that he at last beheld a sign of civilization." James Garfield

   --"A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad." Theodore Roosevelt  

 --"If you don't say anything, you won't be called on to repeat it." Calvin Coolidge

   --"Blessed are the young for they shall inherit the national debt." Herbert Hoover   

--"A man in Louisiana was condemned to be hanged, and under the state law he was allowed five minutes to give whatever last words he might choose to speak before he was hanged. 'Well,' the man said, 'I haven't got anything to say --get on with it.' Then a man in the audience rose and said, 'If he doesn't want those five minutes, Mister Sheriff, let me have them because I am running for Congress'." Dwight D. Eisenhower

   --"I think this is the most extraordinary collection of human knowledge that has been gathered at the White House --with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone." John F. Kennedy, entertaining a group of Nobel Prize winners at the White House  

 --"My fellow Americans, I've signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes." Ronald Reagan, about to go on the air for a radio broadcast, unaware that the microphone was already on.

   --"For seven and a half years I've worked alongside President Reagan. We've had triumphs. Made some mistakes. We've had some sex... uh... setbacks." George H.W. Bush

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