President’s Day - Leadership Quotes to Live By
President’s Day is a United States federal holiday and is celebrated on the third Monday in February. The President’s Day holiday was originally to honor President George Washington and was known as “Washington’s Birthday”; however, it was renamed in the late 1980s to celebrate both Presidents Washington and Lincoln. The day is now simply referred to as President’s Day. It is common to find banks and government offices closed on the President’s Day holiday; however, most retail stores are open on the day, and many have special sales which happen on that day each year. Because the celebration of President’s Day is all about leadership and celebrating the special men who have led our country over the past two hundred plus years, I have gathered together some of my favorite US President leadership quotes. They are listed below for you to read and think about this President’s Day.
1. "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 2. "I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.
" - Woodrow Wilson 3. "Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom." - Thomas Jefferson 4. "No man is above the law and no man is below it; nor do we ask any man's permission when we require him to obey it. Obedience to the law is demanded as a right; not asked as a favor." - Theodore Roosevelt 5. "Patience and perseverance have a magical affect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish." - John Quincy Adams 6. " ‘Tis better to be silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt." - Abraham Lincoln 7.
"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 8. "Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort." - Franklin D. Roosevelt 9. "Our defense is in the preservation of the spirit which prizes liberty as a heritage of all men, in all lands, everywhere. Destroy this spirit and you have planted the seeds of despotism around your own doors." - Abraham Lincoln 10. "Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.
" - Thomas Jefferson 11. "The truth is that all men having power ought to be mistrusted." - James Madison 12. "Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future." - John F. Kennedy 13. "There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live." - John Adams 14.
"My observation is that whenever one person is found adequate to the discharge of a duty. it is worse executed by two persons, and scarcely done at all if three or more are employed therein." - George Washington 15. "You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand." - Woodrow Wilson It is a well known fact that the leaders of the United States have had to overcome some amazing obstacles over the years. Amazingly, they have risen to meet many of these challenges head-on and have helped to raise the United States to be one of the most powerful countries in the world. Along the way, they have left us with these amazing quotes of wisdom.
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