Made in America

Quotes from U.S. Presidents for Writers

Every year on George Washington’s birthday, the United States celebrates Presidents Day. Presidents Day is a federal holiday to honor the leaders of America’s highest office.


Over the 234 years since the Constitution established the office of President, many interesting men have provided wisdom to Americans. Here are some quotes from past presidents to inspire you as you write your book! 


“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” —Theodore Roosevelt


“If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress.” ―Barack Obama


“Be patient and calm; no one can catch a fish with anger.” —Herbert Hoover


“Try and fail, but don’t fail to try.” ―John Quincy Adams


“The finest steel has to go through the hottest fire.” ―Richard M. Nixon


“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.” ―Calvin Coolidge


“There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.” ―Ronald Reagan


“Tell the truth, work hard, and come to dinner on time.” —Gerald R. Ford


“You can do what you have to do, and sometimes you can do it even better than you think you can.” ―Jimmy Carter



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