President quotes

  • All I ever wanted to be president of was the American League.
    -- A. Bartlett Giamatti

    #League #President #Wanted

  • The fighter (like the writer) must stand alone. If he loses he cannot call an executive conference and throw off on a vice president or the assistant sales manager. He is consequently resented by fractional characters who cannot live outside an organization.
    -- A. J. Liebling

    #Character #Organization #President

  • We have to confront the very scary fact that the president is a moron. He's really dumb.
    -- Aaron McGruder

    #Scary #Dumb #President

  • THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 1894... I met with the Quorum and Presidency in the temple... President Woodruff then spoke... 'In searching out my genealogy I found about four hundred of my female kindred who were never married. I asked Pres. Young what I should do with them. He said for me to have them sealed to me unless there were more than 999 of them. The doctrine startled me, but I had it done.
    -- Abraham H. Cannon

    #President #Done #Four

  • The Presidents Woodruff and Smith both said they were willing for such a ceremony to occur, if done in Mexico, and Pres. Woodruff promised the Lord's blessing to follow such an act.
    -- Abraham H. Cannon

    #Blessing #President #Mexico

  • Some day I shall be President.
    -- Abraham Lincoln


  • There are no accidents in my philosophy. Every effect must have its cause. The past is the cause of the present, and the present will be the cause of the future. All these are links in the endless chain stretching from the finite to the infinite.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Philosophy #Past #President

  • Rituals, anthropologists will tell us, are about transformation. The rituals we use for marriage, baptism or inaugurating a president are as elaborate as they are because we associate the ritual with a major life passage, the crossing of a critical threshold, or in other words, with transformation.
    -- Abraham Verghese

    #Baptism #President #Use

  • Shakespeare was a smart dude. He was the president of Rome.
    -- Adam DeVine

    #Smart #Rome #President

  • Mr President, I have decided not to speak the entire speech which I have.
    -- Afonso Van-Dunem

    #President #Speech #Speak

  • When I talk about the assets, that was at the beginning of the talks. I was president then. I'm not president now. When I said it, this would be a sign of goodwill to begin the talks.
    -- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

    #President #Would Be #Assets

  • Some of George W. Bush's friends say that Bush believes God called him to be president during these times of trial. But God told me that He/She/It had actually chosen Al Gore by making sure that Gore won the popular vote and, God thought, the Electoral College. 'That worked for everyone else,' God said.
    -- Al Franken

    #Believe #College #President

  • I pledge to you today that as president, in my first budget, I will introduce the largest increase in special education ever.
    -- Al Gore

    #Special #President #Today

  • Well, the title "An Inconvenient Truth" is a way of highlighting the reasons why some people, including the president, don't seem to accept the truth.
    -- Al Gore

    #People #President #Way

  • A president who breaks the law is a threat to the very structure of our government.
    -- Al Gore

    #Government #Law #President

  • While President Bush likes to project an image of strength and courage, the real truth is that in the presence of his large financial contributors, he is a moral coward.
    -- Al Gore

    #Real #Coward #President

  • I won vice president of my student body in high school. That doesn't mean anything.
    -- Al Sharpton

    #School #Mean #President

  • Somebody had to bring the truth to the doorstep of this president.
    -- Al Sharpton


  • If the only obstacle to the renewal and modernization of France is a choice of personnel, I am completely convinced that the president will make the right choice, .. What is at stake is not Alain Juppe but France.
    -- Alain Juppe

    #Choices #President #France

  • The person you call 'President Obama" and I frankly refuse to call him that... at the moment, he is somebody who is kind of an 'alleged usurper' who is alleged to be someone who is occupying that office without constitutional warrant to do so.
    -- Alan Keyes

    #Office #President #Usurpers

  • No, I'm not interested in developing a powerful brain. All I'm after is just a mediocre brain, something like the President of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company.
    -- Alan Turing

    #Powerful #Brain #President

  • We want to determine whether he understands the inherent limits that make an unelected Judiciary inferior to Congress or the President in making policy judgments. That, for example, a judge will never be in the best position to know what is in the national security interests of our country.
    -- Alberto Gonzales

    #Country #Judging #President

  • I wanted to be president of the United States. I really did. The older I get, the less preposterous the idea seems.
    -- Alec Baldwin

    #Ideas #President #United States

  • My message to the Americans, to the American President, is that I am coming from Poland, which is in good shape; it is much different than ten years ago when last state visit from Poland was here in the United States.
    -- Aleksander Kwasniewski

    #Years #President #United States

  • So I think that I can say, as the President of Poland, we're proud that I am coming from Poland, which is different and what's more important, much better than before.
    -- Aleksander Kwasniewski

    #Thinking #Important #President

  • You know, it's very clear, as one looks back on history again of the Cold War that, following the crisis in Cuba, following the Khrushchev - beating down of Jack Kennedy in Vienna, that President Kennedy believed that we had to join the battle for the Third World, and the next crisis that developed in that regards was Vietnam.
    -- Alexander Haig

    #War #Battle #President

  • I'm the only American alive or dead who presided unhappily over the removal of a vice president and a president.
    -- Alexander Haig

    #President #Vices #Alive

  • Sooner or later something had to give. But President Bush, faced with the unprecedented affront of 9-11, could not wait to take action. So he had to do what we were capable of doing, and he did it brilliantly.
    -- Alexander Haig

    #Giving #Waiting #President

  • But might not his [the president's] nomination be overruled? I grant it might, yet this could only be to make place for another nomination by himself. The person ultimately appointed must be object of his preference, though perhaps not in the first degree. It is also not very probable that his nomination would often be overruled.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #President #Degrees #Might

  • The [president] has no particle of spiritual jurisdiction. . . .
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Spiritual #Church #President

  • In this distribution of powers the wisdom of our constitution is manifested. It is the province and duty of the Executive to preserve to the Nation the blessings of peace. The Legislature alone can interrupt those blessings, by placing the Nation in a state of War.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #War #Blessing #President

  • The President, and government, will only control the militia when a part of them is in the actual service of the federal government, else, they are independent and not under the command of the president or the government. The states would control the militia, only when called out into the service of the state, and then the governor would be commander in chief where enumerated in the respective state constitution.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Independent #Government #President

  • This process of election affords a moral certainty that the office of President will seldom fall to the lot of any many who is not in an eminent degree endowed with the requisite qualifications.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Fall #Office #President

  • The history of human conduct does not warrant that exalted opinion of human virtue which would make it wise in a nation to commit interests of so delicate and momentous a kind as those which concern its intercourse with the rest of the world, to the sole disposal of a magistrate, created and circumstanced, as would be a president of the United States.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Wise #President #United States

  • If you travel to the States... they have a lot of different words than like what we use. For instance: they say 'elevator', we say 'lift'; they say 'drapes', we say 'curtains'; they say 'president', we say 'seriously deranged git.'
    -- Alexei Sayle

    #America #President #Different

  • Americans have different ways of saying things. They say 'elevator', we say 'lift'... they say 'President', we say 'stupid psychopathic git.
    -- Alexei Sayle

    #Stupid #President #Different

  • The public sector certainly includes the Department of Labor. Those are jobs that are available. They are open and they are good paying jobs. The government as a whole has been actually retrenching under President Clinton's leadership.
    -- Alexis Herman

    #Jobs #Government #President

  • French Yemeni relations are strong and good, they are relations depending on friendship and cooperation; my relationship with the president Chiraq are old and real.
    -- Ali Abdullah Saleh

    #Strong #Real #President

  • I can be President of the United States, or I can control Alice. I cannot possibly do both.
    -- Alice Roosevelt Longworth

    #President #United States #States

  • Well, I am as much a cheerleader for President Obama as Sen. McConnell is a Chippendale dancer.
    -- Alison Lundergan Grimes

    #Dancer #President #Cheerleader

  • Our best presidents have really combined domestic leadership with heroic achievements in foreign affairs or war.
    -- Allan Lichtman

    #War #Achievement #President

  • I've never called President Obama a racist. I love President Obama. I pray for him all the time. God loves President Obama. God loves you. And God loves me.
    -- Alveda King

    #Love You #President #Racist

  • I thought maybe I would become a god, or a goddess, or a president or a Nobel Prize winner.
    -- Amelie Nothomb

    #President #Winner #Goddess

  • President Obama's 100-day plan is pretty impressive. I think it's a Wow 100-plus days. The administration is not operating from fear, it is trying to drive change for the future, and that's a good thing.
    -- Andrea Jung

    #Thinking #Trying #President

  • The U.S. has become a defacto one-party state, with the legislative branch permanently controlled by an incumbent's party and every president exploiting his role as Commander-in-Chief to expand on the imperial prerogatives of his office.
    -- Andrew Bacevich

    #Party #Office #President

  • She's leaving when the president has one of the highest approval ratings on record. From here, it can only go down. And when it does, you know who they're going to blame. They're gonna blame Andy Card!
    -- Andrew Card

    #Appreciate #Leaving #President

  • Bush has legitimized a huge expansion of the welfare state, liberalizing immigration, and using force for democratization abroad. All the next Democratic president has to do to finish Bush's hard work is to raise taxes to pay for it all.
    -- Andrew Sullivan

    #Hard Work #President #Expansion

  • It is not an opinion that "enhanced interrogation techniques" are torture. It is a legal fact. And it is also a legal fact that the president is a war criminal.
    -- Andrew Sullivan

    #War #President #Technique

  • There is something about hearing your president affirm your humanity that you don't know what effect it has until you hear it.
    -- Andrew Sullivan

    #Humanity #President #Hearing

  • ...when a reporter is quoting Sid Blumenthal on president Bush, you know he's scraping the barrel.
    -- Andrew Sullivan

    #President #Politics #Sids

  • President Jimmy Carter was a citizen soldier. Ironically, he was considered weak because he didn't kill anybody and he didn't get anyone killed.
    -- Andrew Young

    #Soldier #President #Citizens

  • Sarah Palin has decided not to run for President and go straight to the quitting part.
    -- Andy Borowitz

    #Running #President #Quitting

  • Rick Perry is qualified to be President in the same way that Olive Garden is qualified to be Italy.
    -- Andy Borowitz

    #Garden #President #Way

  • In 1972, I signed a union card for SEIU. And for the last 38 years, 14 as president, it's been my life. I've seen the most miraculous, spectacular things. But there's a time to learn, a time to lead and a time to leave.
    -- Andy Stern

    #Years #President #Cards

  • If I have anything to say against Obama it's not because I'm a racist, it's because I don't like what he's doing as President and anybody should be able to feel that way, but what I find now is that if you say anything against him you're called a racist.
    -- Angie Harmon

    #President #Say Anything #Racist

  • A president from a partner nation should not make comments on Italian politics.
    -- Anibal Cavaco Silva

    #Italian #President #Should

  • Once again, the vice president has acknowledged that he dares to follow where Bill Bradley has boldly led. ... The only consistency in Al Gore's positions is that he has consistently been less willing to lead with bold proposals of his own, but consistently followed in the footsteps of other leaders.
    -- Anita Dunn

    #Leader #Consistency #President

  • The nonsense about President Obama being a Muslim has got to stop. I rise to defend him from this absurd accusation by pointing out that he is obviously an atheist.
    -- Ann Coulter

    #Atheist #President #Nonsense

  • If we had complete knowledge, you wouldn't need any intelligence gathering whatsoever. The president isn't god. We do have intelligence gathering.
    -- Ann Coulter

    #President #Gathering #Needs

  • If we took away women's right to vote, we'd never have to worry about another Democrat president.
    -- Ann Coulter

    #Silly #Worry #President

  • Reagan took an approach to the Cold War dramatically different from any other US President. To wit, he thought we should win. This was a fresh concept. At the time, it was widely ridiculed as a dangerous alteration of US policy. Only after it worked was Reagan's dangerous foreign policy recast as merely a continuation of the policies of his predecessors.
    -- Ann Coulter

    #War #Winning #President

  • You can never predict what kind of tough decisions are going to come in front of a President's desk. But if you can trust that they will do the right thing, and maybe the hard thing, and maybe not the popular thing. And if you really want to know how a person will operate, look at how they've lived their life.
    -- Ann Romney

    #Decision #President #Looks

  • We urge President Bush to abstain from the National Missile Defense, just as we urge China, India and Pakistan to discontinue their nuclear arsenals.
    -- Anna Lindh

    #President #India #Defense

  • I'm glad it was me and not you, Mr. President.
    -- Anton Cermak

    #President #Last Words #Glad

  • Actually, as president of the Conference of Mayors, we passed the Simpson-Bowles plan as a template, as a template, as a frame work for moving forward and the president has done the same.
    -- Antonio Villaraigosa

    #Moving #President #Done

  • Again, if I was going to call Romney and the Republicans stupid, I'm certainly not going to call the Democrats and President Obama stupid.
    -- Antonio Villaraigosa

    #Stupid #President #Republican

  • We stand with President Obama - love doesn't have a color, love doesn't care if you're gay or straight. Love doesn't discriminate.
    -- Antonio Villaraigosa

    #Gay #Color #President

  • We have decreased the salaries of everybody who partakes in politics, from the president to the prime minister to the MPs [members of Parliament]. We have cut expenditures that have to do with parliament. Everybody knows we are serious.
    -- Antonis Samaras

    #Cutting #Mps #President

  • The press secretary who starts to narrow down or close the president's options because he answers delicate negotiating questions no longer serves the president.
    -- Ari Fleischer

    #President #Answers #Delicate

  • The president typically never does comment on anything involving the Supreme Court cases, Supreme Court ruling, or Supreme Court finding, typically.
    -- Ari Fleischer

    #President #Doe #Court

  • If Mr. Obama wants to get things done, he must recognize that in Washington only the president has the power to make the first big move.
    -- Ari Fleischer

    #Moving #President #Done

  • When President George W. Bush cut taxes, he cut them for everyone.
    -- Ari Fleischer

    #Cutting #President #Taxes

  • The president of the United States and the secretary of defense would not assert as plainly and bluntly as they have that Iraq has weapons of mass destruction if it was not true, and if they did not have a solid basis for saying it.
    -- Ari Fleischer

    #Iraq #President #United States

  • As the president has said, if the United Nations will not disarm Saddam Hussein, it will be another international organization, a coalition of the willing that will be made up of numerous nations that will disarm Saddam Hussein.
    -- Ari Fleischer

    #Organization #President #Hussein

  • We do not build new Jewish communities in Samaria, Judea and Gaza. The United States has never accepted our building of communities or of the fence. Yet, I've managed to develop relations between Israel and the United States even though President Bush never supported settlements.
    -- Ariel Sharon

    #Israel #Community #President

  • There is no ICC anymore. It is just BCCI. It is not International Cricket Council it is International Crime Council. If you take all the cricket board Presidents am sure they are all puppets. ICC is the toothless tiger.
    -- Arjuna Ranatunga

    #President #Boards #Puppets

  • Look, the president can discharge all 93 U.S. attorneys for no reason at all, but not for a bad reason.
    -- Arlen Specter

    #President #Looks #Reason

  • I would suggest respectfully to the president that he is not the sole decider. The decider is a shared and joint responsibility.
    -- Arlen Specter

    #Responsibility #President #Joints

  • We will submit legislation to the United States Senate which will...authorize the Congress to undertake judicial review of those signing statements with the view to having the president's acts declared unconstitutional.
    -- Arlen Specter

    #Views #President #United States

  • Neither this nation nor this party can afford a candidate so captive to the demands of the intolerant right that we end up re-electing a president of the incompetent left.
    -- Arlen Specter

    #Party #President #Demand

  • Whatever my party affiliation, I will continue to be guided by President Kennedy's statement that sometimes party asks too much.
    -- Arlen Specter

    #Party #President #Too Much

  • Any president's second term ends up being quite messy. It never goes quite according to plan.
    -- Armando Iannucci

    #President #Ends #Messy

  • If President Nixon's secretary, Rosemary Woods, had been Moses' secretary, there would only be eight commandments.
    -- Art Buchwald

    #Eight #President #Rosemary

  • I have a fantasy where Ted Turner is elected President but refuses because he doesn't want to give up power.
    -- Arthur C. Clarke

    #Giving Up #Hype #President

  • And in another point of view, I think it is right that the address of a president should be on his own subject, and that different subjects should be thus brought in turn before the meetings.
    -- Arthur Cayley

    #Thinking #Views #President

  • The president of General Motors was in a foul humor.
    -- Arthur Hailey

    #Humor #President #Foul

  • What higher obligation does a President have than to explain his intentions to the people and persuade them that the direction he wishes to go is right?
    -- Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

    #People #Wish #President

  • Every President reconstructs the Presidency to meet his own psychological needs.
    -- Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

    #President #Needs #Psychological

  • Mitt Romney, happens to have the exact skill set that the next president's going to require.
    -- Artur Davis

    #Skills #President #Next

  • The job of an elected president is to overcome the past and change the playing field.
    -- Ashraf Ghani

    #Jobs #Past #President

  • What can I do if everyone from the president to a junior bureaucrat is dying to convict me. If I am such a criminal, what was I doing outside jail before my marriage to Benazir?
    -- Asif Ali Zardari

    #Jail #Dying #President

  • I assure you, it would be much more pleasant for me to be an ordinary voter in peaceful Chechnya than the president of a republic at war.
    -- Aslan Maskhadov

    #War #Peaceful #President

  • President Yar'Adua can rule from anywhere in the World
    -- Atiku Abubakar

    #President #World

  • Nixon is fascinating because he's our most alienated president. Everybody felt that they never knew who he was - that's palpable in the histories. His face is so cartoony that he's become this cartoon figure. I never really related to the romanticization of J.F.K., and I knew too much about Reagan to idealize him. Nixon falls in between.
    -- Austin Grossman

    #Fall #Cartoon #President

  • As a businessman, I know President Obama understands what it takes to spark economic growth, because I have seen him in action.
    -- Austin Ligon

    #Growth #President #Sparks

  • Reversing structural problems in our economy that have been building up for two decades, that's going to take time. It's going to take more than a year, it's going to take more than two years, it's going to take more than one term. It probably takes more than one president.
    -- Barack Obama

    #Years #Two #President

  • The American story has never been about things coming easy. It has been about rising to the moment when the moment is hard. About rejecting panicked division for purposeful unity. About seeing a mountaintop from the deepest valley. That is why we remember that some of the most famous words ever spoken by an American came from a president who took office in a time of turmoil: "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
    -- Barack Obama

    #Office #Unity #President

  • I'm really excited about the prospect of a woman president of the United States.
    -- Barack Obama

    #President #United States #Excited

  • We wouldn't even be where we are had it not been that 70% of Hispanics voted for President Obama, voted Democratic in the last election. That caused an epiphany in the Senate, that's for sure. So all of a sudden we have already passed comprehensive immigration reform in the Senate. That's a big victory.
    -- Barack Obama

    #Victory #President #Lasts

  • One of the things that you learn, having been in this [President's] office for four years, is the old adage of Abraham Lincoln's. That with public opinion there's nothing you can't do and without public opinion there's very little you can get done.
    -- Barack Obama

    #Years #Office #President