No matter how devastated you're currently feeling about the current President of the United States, the arrival of Presidents Day on Feb. 20 still provides us all with some time to look back and remember all the many great presidents of decades past. Rounded up below area few inspiring quotes for Presidents' Day, and they have all been authored by past presidents. Democrat and Republican, the presidents who spoke the following words each had some major insight to share. From Lyndon B. Johnson's words on peace to Barack Obama's words on progress, soak in this incredible wisdom.
America has always been a place of forward thinking, and we cannot forget that this country was founded on freedom. While America has its own horrendous misdeeds, this country has managed to progress, even if it's only in small steps thus far. And you know what? Progression often arrives only when a country's leader is ready and willing to encourage that change. I'm not saying that all of the presidents listed below are saints. In fact, far from it. But what I am saying is that a spark of inspiration lays within all of their words. Take a moment to reflect on them today.
1. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” — John Quincy Adams
2. “It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. In this life we get nothing save by effort.” — Theodore Roosevelt
3. “Peace is a journey of a thousand miles, and it must be taken one step at a time.” — Lyndon B. Johnson
4. “If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress.” — Barack Obama
5. “Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.” — John F. Kennedy
6. “Think about every problem, every challenge, we face. The solution to each starts with education.” – George H.W. Bush
7. “Accomplishment will prove to be a journey, nota destination.” — Dwight D. Eisenhower
8. “Believe that you can and you’re halfway there.” — Theodore Roosevelt
9. “Let us tenderly and kindly cherish, therefor, the means of knowledge. Let us dare to read, think, speak and write.” — John Adams
10. “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
11. “Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom.” — Thomas Jefferson