Ahh dear readers…the day after the 2012 elections. It seems that some sort of presidential post is called for. Yet, I refrained from making any political comments throughout the election in any type of public manner. It is such a hot button and I prefer to avoid conflict whenever possible. I did vote, just let it be a private matter. So, today, in honor of our first post election day, I finally decided to jump on the bandwagon, but in a bit of a different way. And so I share with you some inspirational, funny, common sensical and sincere thoughts from some of the former President’s of our great country! I did my best to continue to keep my nose out of the political conundrum. I hope you enjoy the thoughts of some of our former leaders.
~Feeling More Patriotic By The Minute~
Let us tenderly and kindly cherish, therefore, the means of knowledge. Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
John Quincy Adams
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.
John Quincy Adams
I do not like broccoli. And I haven’t liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it. And I’m President of the United States and I’m not going to eat any more broccoli.
George H. W. Bush
A truly American sentiment recognizes the dignity of labor and the fact that honor lies in honest toil.
Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated failures. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.
The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish most. I can better trust those who helped to relieve the gloom of my dark hours than those who are so ready to enjoy with me the sunshine of my prosperity.
Ulysses S. Grant
Hold fast to the Bible. To the influence of this Book we are indebted for all the progress made in true civilization and to this we must look as our guide in the future.
Ulysses S. Grant
Conscience is the authentic voice of God to you.
Rutherford B. Hayes
Any man worth his salt will stick up for what he believes right, but it takes a slightly better man to acknowledge instantly and without reservation that he is in error.
The Bible is the rock on which this Republic rests.
But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine.
When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.
We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Peace is a journey of a thousand miles and it must be taken one step at a time.
Lyndon B. Johnson
Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.
John F. Kennedy
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
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.
Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.
I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.
If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.
Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems men face.
We are never defeated unless we give up on God.
Believe you can and you’re halfway there.
A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education.
It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.
If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.
Harry S. Truman
My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.
It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.
Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.
True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is entitled to the appellation.
Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.