U.S. Presidents 30 Great One-Liners

Can you name the U.S. Presidents who Spoke These 30 Great One-Liners?

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'You want a friend in Washington? Get a dog.'
'This is a Government of the people by the people and for the people no longer. It is a Government of the Corporation by Corporation and for Corporation.'
'There is a homely old adage which runs: 'Speak softly and carry a big stick, you will go far.'''
'If I were two-faced -- would I be wearing this one?'
'Do you realise the responsibility I carry? I'm the only person standing between Nixon and the White House.'
'I know only two tunes: one of them is Yankee Doodle -- and the other isn't.'
'The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.'
'I'm not opposed to all wars. I'm opposed to dumb wars.'
'I was actually black before the election.'
'I will never apologise for the United States of America -- I don't care what the facts are.'
'You can fool some of the people all of the time and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time.'
'It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.'
'I have left orders to be awakened at any time in case of national emergency -- even if I'm in a Cabinet meeting.'
'My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you -- ask what you can do for your country.'
'It was involuntary. They sank my boat.'
'Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning?'
'Never kick a fresh turd on a hot day.'
'It's true hard work never killed anybody, but I figure why take the chance?'
'The truth will set you free but first it will make you miserable.'
'An atheist is a guy who watches a Notre Dame-SMU football game and doesn't care who wins.'
'My opponents misunderestimated me.'
'There will be no whitewash at the White House.'
'I never trust a man unless I've got his pecker in my pocket.'
'I guess it proves that in America anyone can be President.'
'When I was in England I experimented with marijuana a time or two and I didn't like it. I didn't inhale and I never tried it again.'
'How is it for you Harold? I get a terrible migraine headache if I don't have sex at least three times a day.'
'Washington DC is twelve square miles bordered by reality.'
'I can't deny I'm a better ex-President than I was a President.'
'Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the national debt.'
'No one ever listened himself out of a job.'
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