Monday, February 21, 2011

Presidents Day

Today is a fun day. I spent a few minutes looking for quotes of Presidents with February birthdays. Four Presidents were born in February: George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, William Henry Harrison and Ronald Reagan.

William Henry Harrison died only 31 days after taking the oath of office. There are not many quotes attributed to him.

Take a moment to read some thought provoking quotes from the other three Presidents.

Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company. ~George Washington

It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible. ~George Washington

Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble. ~George Washington

To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace. ~George Washington

Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm. ~Abraham Lincoln

Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new at all. ~Abraham Lincoln

Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.~Abraham Lincoln

If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one? ~Abraham Lincoln

It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt. ~Abraham Lincoln

Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right. ~Abraham Lincoln

You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was. ~Abraham Lincoln

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same. ~Ronald Reagan

Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged. ~Ronald Reagan

Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives. ~Ronald Reagan

How can a president not be an actor? ~Ronald Reagan

I have wondered at times what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the US Congress. ~Ronald Reagan

The problem is not that people are taxed too little, the problem is that government spends too much. ~Ronald Reagan

Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems men face. ~Ronald Reagan

Without God, democracy will not and cannot long endure. ~Ronald Reagan

Have a good day,

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