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  • Not in vain has Lincoln lived, for he has helped to make this republic an example of justice, with no caste but the caste of humanity.  ~George Bancroft
  • His heart was as great as the world, but there was no room in it to hold the memory of a wrong.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • He is one of those giant figures, of whom there are very few in history, who lose their nationality in death.  ~David Lloyd George
  • Oh, wise physician of a wasted land!  ~Hermann Hagedorn
  • Would I might rouse the Lincoln in you all.  ~Vachel Lindsay
  • Mute though his lips be, yet they still speak.  Hushed is his voice, but its echoes of liberty are ringing through the world, and the sons of bondage listen with joy.  ~Matthew Simpson
  • The important thing today is not what we say of Lincoln but what Lincoln would say of us if he were here in this hour and could note the drift and tendency in American life and American politics.  ~Stephen Samuel Wise
  • Abraham Lincoln needs no marble shaft to perpetuate his name; his words are the most enduring monument, and will forever live in the hearts of the people.  ~Osborn H. Oldroyd
  • If you look at his portraits they always give you an indelible impression of his great height.  So does his life.  Height of purpose, height of ideal, height of character, height of intelligence.  ~David Lloyd George

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  • Lincoln was not a type.  He stands alone – no ancestors, no fellows, no successors.  ~Robert G. Ingersoll
  • His grave a nation’s heart shall be,
  • His monument a people free!
  • ~Caroline Atherton Mason
  • A faith like Lincoln’s would transform the world!  ~James Oppenheim
  • He showed that fame may be won and what services be rendered by a plain son of the people unaided by any gifts of fortune.  ~James Bryce
  • In him was vindicated the greatness of real goodness and the goodness of real greatness.  ~Phillips Brooks
  • Humble birth did not retard his genius, nor high place corrupt his soul.  ~Cass Gilbert
  • He was one of the few great rulers whose wisdom increased with his power, and whose spirit grew gentler and tenderer as his triumphs were multiplied.  ~James A. Garfield


  • Let him who looks for a monument to Washington look around the United States.  Your freedom, your independence, your national power, your prosperity, and your prodigious growth are a monument to him.  ~Louis Kossuth
  • If I were to characterize George Washington’s feelings toward his country, I should be less inclined than most people to stress what is called Washington’s love of his country.  What impresses me as far more important is what I should call Washington’s respect for his country.  ~Randolph G. Adams
  • Then honor to the day that gave him birth,
  • For it is also Freedom’s natal day.
  • ~Arthur J. Burdick
  • George Washington is one of the beacons placed at intervals along the highroad of history.  ~Orestes Ferrar
  • More than all, and above all, Washington was master of himself.  ~Charles Francis Adams
  • His life was a hymn in praise of honor, uprightness, and patriotism.  ~Orestes Ferrara
  • Washington’s is the mightiest name of earth – long since mightiest in the cause of civil liberty; still mightiest in moral reformation.  On that name no eulogy is expected.  It cannot be.  To add brightness to the sun, or glory to the name of Washington, is alike impossible.  Let none attempt it.  In solemn awe pronounce the name, and in its naked deathless splendor leave it shining on.  ~Abraham Lincoln
  • The prevailin’ weakness of most public men is to Slop Over!…. G. Washington never slopt over.  ~Artemus Ward
  • He shaped and molded that office to the contours of his own heroic stature.  ~W.J. Cameron
  • Eternity alone can reveal to the human race its debt of gratitude to the peerless and immortal name of Washington.  ~James A. Garfield
  • Blot out from the page of history the names of all the great actors of his time in the drama of nations, and preserve the name of Washington, and the century would be renowned.  ~Chauncey M. Depew
  • This was the man God gave us when the hour
  • Proclaimed the dawn of Liberty begun.
  • ~John Hall Ingham
  • Washington’s appointments, when president, were made with a view to gather all the talent of the country in support of the national government; and he bore many things which were personally disagreeable in an endeavor to do this.  ~Paul Leicester Ford
  • Well hath he been called one of the architects of civilization.  ~Newell Dwight Hillis
  • The flower imperishable of this valiant age, –
  • A true American!
  • ~Clinton Scollard
  • George Washington is the only president who didn’t blame the previous administration for his troubles.  ~Author Unknown
  • He guided the passions of others, because he was master of his own.  ~Ebenezer Grant Marsh


  • I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.  ~George Washington
  • In executing the duties of my present important station, I can promise nothing but purity of intentions, and, in carrying these into effect, fidelity and diligence.  ~George Washington
  • I had rather be on my farm than be emperor of the world.  ~George Washington
  • My movements to the chair of government will be accompanied by feelings not unlike those of a culprit who is going to the place of his execution.  ~George Washington, letter, 1789
  • A morsel of genuine history is a thing so rare as to be always valuable.  ~Thomas Jefferson
  • There is not a sprig of grass that shoots uninteresting to me.  ~Thomas Jefferson
  • It is error alone which needs the support of government.  Truth can stand by itself.  ~Thomas Jefferson, Notes on Virginia
  • The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.  It is its natural manure.  ~Thomas Jefferson
  • How much pain they have cost us, the evils which have never happened.  ~Thomas Jefferson
  • But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine.  ~Thomas Jefferson
  • The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.  ~Thomas Jefferson
  • The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.  ~Thomas Jefferson
  • Happiness is not being pained in body or troubled in mind.  ~Thomas Jefferson
  • We never repent of having eaten too little.  ~Thomas Jefferson
  • Whenever a man has cast a longing eye on offices, a rottenness begins in his conduct.  ~Thomas Jefferson
  • I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.  ~James Madison, speech, Virginia Convention, 1788
  • If men were angels, no government would be necessary.  ~James Madison
  • The public history of all countries, and all ages, is but a sort of mask, richly colored.  The interior working of the machinery must be foul.  ~John Quincy Adams
  • You do not lead by hitting people over the head.  That’s assault, not leadership.  ~Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.  ~Dwight D. Eisenhower, first inaugural address, 20 January 1953
  • If you want total security, go to prison.  There you’re fed, clothed, given medical care and so on.  The only thing lacking… is freedom.  ~Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind.  ~John F. Kennedy, 1961
  • War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today.  ~John F. Kennedy
  • The basic problems facing the world today are not susceptible to a military solution.  ~John F. Kennedy
  • When written in Chinese the word “crisis” is composed of two characters – one represents danger and the other represents opportunity.  ~John F. Kennedy, address, 12 April 1959
  • I am sorry to say that there is too much point to the wisecrack that life is extinct on other planets because their scientists were more advanced than ours.  ~John F. Kennedy
  • The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle than the courage of a final moment; but it is no less a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy.  ~John F. Kennedy
  • Conformity is that jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.  ~John F. Kennedy
  • We are inclined that if we watch a football game or baseball game, we have taken part in it.  ~John F. Kennedy, 1961
  • As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.  ~John F. Kennedy
  • Modern cynics and skeptics… see no harm in paying those to whom they entrust the minds of their children a smaller wage than is paid to those to whom they entrust the care of their plumbing.  ~John F. Kennedy
  • Man is still the most extraordinary computer of all.  ~John F. Kennedy
  • Too often we… enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.  ~John F. Kennedy
  • I have learned that only two things are necessary to keep one’s wife happy.  First, let her think she’s having her own way.  And second, let her have it.  ~Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Freedom is not enough.  ~Lyndon B. Johnson
  • If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read:  “President Can’t Swim.”  ~Lyndon B. Johnson


  • George Washington is the only president who didn’t blame the previous administration for his troubles.  ~Author Unknown
  • I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered together at the White House – with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined here alone.  ~John F. Kennedy, to his Nobel Prize-winning guests
  • No man will ever bring out of the Presidency the reputation which carries him into it.  ~Thomas Jefferson, letter, 1796
  • Leadership is action, not position.  ~Donald H. McGannon
  • A leader leads by example, whether he intends to or not.  ~Author Unknown
  • Leaders are visionaries with a poorly developed sense of fear and no concept of the odds against them.  ~Robert Jarvik
  • Nothing so conclusively proves a man’s ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself.  ~Thomas J. Watson
  • A leader is a dealer in hope.  ~Napoleon Bonaparte
  • Leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders.  ~Tom Peters
  • I suppose that leadership at one time meant muscle; but today it means getting along with people.  ~Indira Gandhi
  • Ohio claims they are due a president as they haven’t had one since Taft.  Look at the United States, they have not had one since Lincoln.  ~Will Rogers
  • As President, I have no eyes but constitutional eyes; I cannot see you.  ~Abraham Lincoln
  • The presidency is now a cross between a popularity contest and a high school debate, with an encyclopedia of cliches the first prize.  ~Saul Bellow
  • When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I’m beginning to believe it.  ~Clarence Darrow
  • The idea that you can merchandise candidates for high office like breakfast cereal – that you can gather votes like box tops – is… the ultimate indignity to the democratic process.  ~Adlai
  • Stevenson, speech, Democratic National Convention, 18 August 1956
  • Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom.  ~Thomas Jefferson
  • Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically, by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so.  ~Gore Vidal
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