February 20, 2023: Presidential Quotes
As we in the U.S. celebrate Presidents’ Day, enjoy these wise words from presidents past.
“Information is the oxygen of the modern age. It seeps through the walls topped by barbed wire, it wafts across the electrified borders.” —Ronald Reagan
“The structure of world peace cannot be the work of one man, or one party, or one nation. It must be a peace which rests on the cooperative effort of the whole world.” —Franklin Delano Roosevelt
“What separates the winners from the losers is how a person reacts to each new twist of fate.” —Donald Trump
“Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.” —Abraham Lincoln
“When information which properly belongs to the public is systematically withheld by those in power, the people soon become ignorant of their own affairs, distrustful of those who manage them, and – eventually – incapable of determining their own destinies.” —Richard M. Nixon
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” —Barack Obama
“The pacifist is as surely a traitor to his country and to humanity as is the most brutal wrongdoer.” —Theodore Roosevelt
“Sometimes party loyalty asks too much.” —John F. Kennedy
“The bosom of America is open to receive not only the Opulent and respectable Stranger, but the oppressed and persecuted of all Nations And Religions; whom we shall welcome to a participation of all our rights and privileges, if by decency and propriety of conduct they appear to merit the enjoyment.” —George Washington
“We cannot be both the world’s leading champion of peace and the world’s leading supplier of the weapons of war.” —Jimmy Carter
“A nation as a society forms a moral person, and every member of it is personally responsible for his society.” —Thomas Jefferson
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