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We see more and more of our Presidents and know less
and less about what they do.
- Bill Moyers

All presidents rail against the press.
It goes with the turf.
- Helen Thomas

One out of forty American men wears women's clothing.
We've had more than forty presidents.
One of these guys has been dancing around the Oval Office in a prom dress.
- Allison Janney

Our chief justices have probably had more profound
and lasting influence on their times and on the direction
of the nation than most presidents.
- Richard M. Nixon

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Sure, it is apparent that presidents are looking at polls,
but they are also stepping up on issues.
President Clinton stepped up on tobacco.
He shaped the polls on the tobacco issue.
- Donna Shalala

If presidents can't do it to their wives,
they do it to their country.
- Mel Brooks

Since the end of the nineteenth century,
if not earlier, presidents have misled the public about
their motives and their intentions in going to war.
- Robert Higgs

 

I have worked with Presidents since Eisenhower.
We serve together.
- John Dingell

I think George Bush is one of the most duplicitous
presidents we've ever had.
- Jean O'Leary

Presidents are elected not by direct popular vote but
by 538 members of the Electoral College.
- Thomas E. Mann

Nowadays even presidents, vice-presidents,
and heads of big agencies are opening their minds to
accept psychic phenomena,
because they know it works.
- Uri Geller

I've played three presidents, three saints and two geniuses -
and that's probably enough for any man.
- Charlton Heston

Success in war underpins the claims to greatness of many presidents.
- R. W. Apple, Jr.

I've never been a fan of presidents who place blame
on their predecessors or who accept credit for events
that couldn't have been engineered so soon in their tenure.
- Kathleen Parker

But presidents matter.
That's one of the biggest lessons I learned being in the White House.
- Sidney Blumenthal

I head a nation of a million presidents.
- Chaim Weizmann

We draw our Presidents from the people.
It is a wholesome thing for them to return to the people.
I came from them.
I wish to be one of them again.
- Calvin Coolidge

I've worked for four presidents and watched two others up close,
and I know that there's no such thing as a routine day in the Oval Office.
- Dick Cheney

The presidents I served under don't have anything to do with my politics.
- William Odom

I've played golf with three U.S presidents.
- Lee Trevino

Like their predecessors, the Presidents of today just throw up their hands.
- Stephen Ambrose

I want to kill the president because I no like the capitalists.
I have the gun in my hand, I kill kings and presidents
first and next all capitalists.
- Giuseppe Zangara

The principles and policy of these Presidents were
marked by the most enlarged and comprehensive statesmanship,
promoting the highest interests of the Republic.
- Robert Toombs

After being sworn in to office, vice presidents have
usually been relegated to the sidelines,
where they just don't get to do very much.
- Mary Cheney

In a rational society we would want our presidents to be teachers.
In our actual society we insist they be cheerleaders.
- Steve Allen

There are only two occasions when Americans respect privacy,
especially in Presidents.
Those are prayer and fishing.
- Herbert Hoover

Doctrines provide an architecture for both Republican
and Democrat presidents to carry out policies.
- Malcolm Wallop

You got to have people at the top who respond to and
are selected by presidents.
- Dick Cheney

Some people put down all presidents.
If you say anything good about any of them,
they think you're supporting everything they do.
- Neil Young

If you look at where presidents come from,
they're former governors or senators.
- Eleanor Clift

Presidents come and go, but the Supreme Court goes on forever.
- William Howard Taft

Presidents do not go into war lightly.
It's a tremendous responsibility in making decisions,
and I know Bush must deeply believe this is the only course.
- Julie Nixon Eisenhower

As President Nixon says, presidents can do almost anything,
and President Nixon has done many things that nobody
would have thought of doing.
- Golda Meir

US presidents can make all the commitments and declarations
they want until they are blue in the face,
in the Muslim world they will always be perceived as partisan.
- Daniel Barenboim

From George Washington to George W. Bush, presidents
have invoked God's name in the performance of their official duties.
- Linda Chavez

In the days of Caesar, kings had fools and jesters.
Now network presidents have anchormen.
- Ted Koppel

Bill Clinton was in the line of great progressive presidents
who faced the realities in his own time and applied
innovative solutions to problems.
- Sidney Blumenthal

I don't find any presidents all that sexy.
They're not very rock'n'roll.
- Carmen Electra

A long life in journalism convinced me many presidents
ago that there should be a large air space between
a journalist and the head of a state.
- Walter Lippmann

Power is poison.
Its effect on Presidents had always been tragic.
- Henry B. Adams

In fact, it was the women in our house who were in the saddle.
If men are the gods, women are not only the presidents
but all the ministers of the government.
- Pedro Almodovar

The presidents of colleges have to have some courage to step forward.
You can't limit alcohol in college sports,
you have to get rid of it.
- Dean Smith

American presidents always avoid shaking hands with brutal dictators,
except when it's advantageous to do so.
- Elizabeth A. Sherman

I deal with guys in their 20s and early 30s who are presidents of companies,
who are movie directors.
- Peter Criss

When American presidents prepare for foreign wars,
they lie.
- Robert Higgs

Assassins and presidents invite the same basic question:
Just who do you think you are?
- Sarah Vowell

Presidents with strong nerves are decisive.
They don't balk at unpopular decisions.
They are willing to make people angry.
Bush had strong nerves.
Clinton, who passed up a chance to eliminate Osama bin Laden,
did not.
Obama is a people pleaser, a trait not normally associated with nerves of steel.
- Fred Barnes

I would say to my colleague that the misery index,
inflation and unemployment, when added together is
the lowest it has been in the last series of Presidents,
even going back to Jimmy Carter.
So I think the Bush administration is doing a good job.
- Cliff Stearns

As I've gotten older, I've gotten more liberal,
and my father is increasingly conservative.
It's so shocking to me because I always thought we had the same politics.
The day I realized we voted for different presidents,
I practically fell out of my chair.
- Lauren Graham

We love the ability of the people to influence the
actions of decision-makers,
of lawmakers and presidents to be removed from or elevated
to office by the will of voters,
and of the community to connect amongst diverse populations through the ballot box.
- Charles Rangel

I do have to say that I think that President Obama
is the greatest President in the history of all of our Presidents,
and that he can do no wrong in my book.
So how's that for prejudice on the Democratic side?
- Denis Leary

In our brief national history we have shot four of our presidents,
worried five of them to death, impeached one and hounded another out of office.
And when all else fails, we hold an election and assassinate their character.
- P. J. O'Rourke

One of the embarrassing problems for the early nineteenth-century
champions of the Christian faith was that not one of
the first six Presidents of the United States was an orthodox Christian.
- Mortimer Adler

We're making this as entertainment.
But God willing, if this show stays on and people see
a woman in that office for a while,
I think it will help people become more used to it.
It's certainly about time that we had a few female presidents.
- Geena Davis

I covered two presidents, LBJ and Nixon,
who could no longer convince, persuade,
or govern, once people had decided they had no credibility,
but we seem to be more tolerant now of what I think we should not tolerate.
- Helen Thomas

As the proud father of two teens and past Chairman
to the Presidents Council on Physical Fitness and Sports,
I am committed to educating parents and especially
young people on ways to live a long,
healthy and active life.
- Lee Haney

Obama is making a choice now that will lead to the
deaths of many thousands of civilians in Afghanistan by American hands.
By ordinary standards of presidents,
he is a decent man.
But those standards aren't good enough.
He's in a position either to kill or not to kill,
and he's made the decision to kill.
- Daniel Ellsberg

My own view is that taping of conversations for historical
purposes was a bad decision on the part of all the presidents.
I don't think Kennedy should have done it.
I don't think Johnson should have done it,
and I don't think we should have done it.
- Richard M. Nixon

Presidents quickly realize that while a single act
might destroy the world they live in,
no one single decision can make life suddenly better
or can turn history around for the good.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

I believe that presidents up through and including
George Bush have known that Americans were left alive and in violation of law,
these high officials and certain of their appointed
subordinates have continued and perpetrated a cover up of this reality.
- Bo Gritz

Whether you are a Democrat or Republican,
whether you are a liberal or a conservative,
we know that neither this President nor prior Presidents
of both parties did everything right or we would not have had a 9/11.
- Charles Schumer

And what does reward virtue? You think the communist
commissar rewards virtue? You think a Hitler rewards virtue? You think,
excuse me, if you'll pardon me, American presidents
reward virtue? Do they choose their appointees on the
basis of the virtue of the people appointed or on the
basis of their political clout?
- Milton Friedman

I've done it 30 years.
I don't know what there is to gain by doing it 40.
But I think there is something about doing it over
that length of time that says something.
That's seven U.S.
presidents and five presidents of McDonald's.
- Don Novello

I haven't eaten at a McDonald's since I became President.
- William J. Clinton

I am not the Catholic candidate for President.
I am the Democratic Party's candidate for President,
who happens also to be a Catholic.
- John F. Kennedy

A knowledgeable and courageous U.S.
president could help enormously in leading the world's
nations toward saving the climate.
- Donella Meadows

My father was not a failure.
After all, he was the father of a president of the United States.
- Harry S. Truman

You know, everybody makes mistakes when they are president.
- William J. Clinton

I look forward to these confrontations with the press
to kind of balance up the nice and pleasant things
that come to me as president.
- Jimmy Carter

Half of the American people have never read a newspaper.
Half never voted for President.
One hopes it is the same half.
- Gore Vidal

Any man who wants to be president
is either an egomaniac or crazy.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower


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