President Quotes

When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I’m beginning to believe it. Clarence Darrow

Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job. Douglas Adams

The presidency is now a cross between a popularity contest and a high school debate, with an encyclopaedia of clich├ęs the first prize. Saul Bellow

In what might be a motto of those who sought the presidency and lost, Ted Kennedy once said, ‘Frankly, I don’t mind not being President. I just mind that someone else is.’ Bob Dole

When you get to be President, there are all those things, the honors, the twenty-one gun salutes, all those things. You have to remember it isn’t for you. It’s for the Presidency. Harry Truman

No man will ever bring out of the Presidency the reputation which carries him into it. To myself, personally, it brings nothing but increasing drudgery and daily loss of friends. Thomas Jefferson

The presidency has many problems, but boredom is the least of them. Richard M Nixon

History buffs probably noted the reunion at a Washington party a few weeks ago of three ex-presidents: Carter, Ford and Nixon – See No Evil, Hear No Evil and Evil. Bob Dole

To those of you who received honours, awards and distinctions, I say well done. And to the C students, I say you, too, can be president of the United States. George W Bush

When the President does it, that means it is not illegal. Richard M Nixon

From now on, I think it is safe to predict, neither the Democratic nor the Republican Party will ever nominate for President a candidate without good looks, stage presence, theatrical delivery, and a sense of timing. James Thurber

You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all the people some of the time, which is just long enough to be president of the United States. Spike Milligan

…the power of the presidency is the power to persuade. Richard Neustadt

I prefer Presidents … more skeptical than trustful, more curious than committed, more nearly Roosevelts than Reagans. I think the former energize our governmental system better and bring out its defects less than do the latter. Richard Neustadt

Wisdom is needed in a President: the appearance of wisdom will do in a candidate. Eric Sevareid

It is the duty of the President to propose and it is the privilege of the Congress to dispose. Franklin D Roosevelt