U.S.Presidential Quotes

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'To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace.'
'If I thought this war was to abolish slavery, I would resign my commission and offer my sword to the other side'
'The existing state of the relations between the United States and Mexico renders it proper that I should bring the subject to the consideration of Congress.'
'The happiness of society is the end of government.'
'Read my lips: no new taxes.'
'I believe that it must be the policy of the United States to support free peoples who are resisting attempted subjugation by armed minorities or by outside pressure.'
'The American continents...are henceforth not to be considered as subjects for future colonization by any European powers.'
'All power in human hands is liable to be abused.'
“There's nothing left but to get drunk.”
'I could have destroyed Iran with my weaponry. But I felt in the process it was likely the hostages' lives would be lost.'
'I am not a crook.'
'We Americans have no commission from God to police the world.'
'An honorable defeat is better than a dishonorable victory'
'Mr. Gorbachev: Tear down this wall!'
'I kept us out of war'
'There are no good laws but such as repeal other laws.'
'It is easier to do a job right, than to explain why you didn't.'
'Let me assert my firm belief, that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself!''
'Today, our fellow citizens, our way of life, our very freedom came under attack in a series of deliberate and deadly terrorist acts.'
'Speak softly and carry a big stick.'
'It is the responsibility of the citizens to support their government. It is not the responsibility of the government to support its citizens.'
'I have already transmitted to Congress the report of the naval court of inquiry on the destruction of the battleship Maine in the harbor of Havana during the night of the fifteent
'The ballot box is the surest arbiter of disputes among freemen.'
'May our country be always successful, but whether successful or otherwise, always right.'
'As many have remarked, I do indeed look like a president ought to look.'
'We . . . declared our independence 200 years ago, and we are not about to lose it now to paper shufflers and computers.'
'Economic depression cannot be cured by legislative action or executive pronouncement.'
'He who controls the money supply of a nation controls the nation.'
'I did not have sexual relations with that woman.'
'And so my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.'
'I never saw a pessimistic general win a battle.'
'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.'
'He serves his party best who serves the country best.'
'A house divided against itself cannot stand.'
'If it were not for the reporters, I would tell you the truth.'
'If the tide of defamation and abuse shall turn, and my administration come to be praised, future Vice-Presidents who may succeed to the Presidency may feel some encouragement'
'We have talked long enough in this country about equal rights.'
'There is not a liberal America and a conservative America; there is the United States of America.'
“I have always done my duty. I am ready to die. My only regret is for the friends I leave behind me.”
'That government is best which governs the least.'
'Presidents come and go, but the Supreme Court goes on forever.'
'The business of America is business.'
'But I contend that the strongest of all governments is that which is most free.'

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