Quotation Explorer - 'President'

If a woman were elected president, would our nation expect her husband to be the official White House host? - Venita Ellick
Write what you know best. If you can't survive a cross-examination from a lawyer on the subject, you won't survive an interview with a journalist or anchorperson." Linda Radke, President of Five Star Publications. - Linda F. Radke
Don't ever feel sad about who you are. Don't wish to be a daughter or son to a wealthy home, just because you think you're poor. Look! Everybody's poor, i discovered it when i realized that its not everything that President Barrack Obama has. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Based on what you know about him in history books, what do you think Abraham Lincoln would be doing if he were alive today? 1) Writing his memoirs of the Civil War. 2) Advising the President. 3) Desperately clawing at the inside of his coffin. - David Letterman
How do you like that guy? Can't run six balls and he's President of the United States.
I'm not sure I've even got the brains to be President.
Who can tell who will be the President a year from now? -- John F. Kennedy, speaking to the president of Harvard about why he did not want to delay signing documents relating to a future JFK Presidential Library, 2 October 1963. - John F. Kennedy
Sir, pay no attention to the people who say the glass is half empty, because 32% means it's 2/3 empty. There's still some liquid in that glass is my point, but I wouldn't drink it. The last third is usually backwash.(Said to President Bush at the White House Correspondents Dinner) - Stephen Colbert
presidents, when not outright telling lies, feel obliged to shade the truth most of the time. This is called politics; when a president lies successfully, he is called a statesman. - Gore Vidal
Thanks to President Obama, I am able to get medical treatment in the USA for the long term effects of very high altitude sickness and unnatural electromagnetic radiation exposures. - Steven Magee
In America any boy may become President and I suppose it's just one of the risks he takes. - Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.
Welcome to President Bush, Mrs. Bush, and my fellow astronauts. - Dan Quayle
What really alarms me about President Bush's 'War on Terrorism' is the grammar. How do you wage war on an abstract noun? How is 'Terrorism' going to surrender? It's well known, in philological circles, that it's very hard for abstract nouns to surrender. - Terry Jones
A leader or president that never rebukes violence, is like one that takes utter pride in it's rage - Andrew-Knox B Kaniki
The President and the Congress are all very well in their way. They can say what they think they think, but it rests with the Supreme Court to decide what they have really thought. - Theodore Roosevelt
So the American government lied to the Native Americans for many, many years, and then President Clinton lied about a relationship, and everyone was surprised! A little naïve, I feel! - Eddie Izzard
It's a good thing I'm not the president, because I would prosecute everybody who was involved in that torture, I would prosecute the people who did it, I would prosecute the people who ordered it and they would all go to jail! Because Torture is against the law! - Jesse Ventura
It's not doing what is right that's hard for a President. It's knowing what is right. - Lyndon Johnson
The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own.You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny. - Albert Ellis
People vote for whom they believe will be the best president and representative for our country. The First Lady is not on the ballot. - Venita Ellick
To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, right or wrong - is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public. - Theodore Roosevelt
No matter your political affiliation, it’s an honor and a privilege to meet the sitting president of the United States. You are in the presence of someone who commands respect for taking the hardest job in the world.Fairy Tale Interrupted: A Memoir of Life, Love, and Loss - RoseMarie Trenzio
All the President is, is a glorified public relations man who spends his time flattering, kissing and kicking people to get them to do what they are supposed to do anyway. - Harry S Truman
Being President is like being the groundskeeper in a cemetery: there are a lot of people under you, but none of them are listening. - Bill Clinton
I ascribe to Mark Twain's theory that the last person who should be President is the one who wants it the most. The one who should be picked is the one who should be dragged kicking and screaming into the White House. - Bill Hicks
Trust remains the coin of the realm in politics. A President who is trusted, by the people, by the congress, by the press, by foreign countries, is a President who can get a lot of good things done. - David Gergen
If everyone realized this truth about their own inherent power to create and to attract whatever they desired, not everyone would want to be the president of a country, not everyone would want to live on that mansion on the hill, and not everyone would want the same things you would. - Stephen Richards
If the president and the Vice President dies who becomes President" "Thats easy Arnold Swartzanager - Dan Gutman
Democracy means that anyone can grow up to be president, and anyone who doesn't grow up can be vice president. - Johnny Carson
When I became President, what surprised me most was that things were just as bad as I'd been saying they were. - John F. Kennedy
One word sums up probably the responsibility of any vice president, and that one word is 'to be prepared'. - Dan Quayle
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job. - Douglas Adams
In America, anyone can become president. That's one of the risks you take. - Adlai E. Stevenson II
I sincerely hope that President Barack Obama’s government will be remembered as the peak of deregulated corporate corruption and not the ongoing rise of it. - Steven Magee
I believe with all my heart that one cannot be America's president without a belief in God, without the strength that your faith gives you. - George Bush
I'm glad the President finally found an economic development program. I'm just sad that it's only in Baghdad. - John Kerry
The vice president (Nixon) seems like a man who is acting like a nice man rather than being one. - Ann Whitman
When the president decides something on Monday, he still believes it on Wednesday -- no matter what happened Tuesday. - Stephen Colbert
Beware of anything to do with President Obama...I speak from experience. - Steven Magee
I am not sure I am willing to do what it takes to become President of the United States
Marketing is a fashionable term. The sales manager becomes a marketing vice president. But a gravedigger is still a gravedigger even when it is called a mortician - only the price of the burial goes up. - Peter Drucker
There should be no bitterness or hate where the sole thought is the welfare of the United States of America. No man can occupy the office of President without realizing that he is President of all the people. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
The insinuation that without a female president women cannot pursue and achieve their dreams is not only false but recalls the ever-condenscending liberal attitude towards women: "We know what women want, even if they do not. - Alyssa Bornhorst
I am a war president. - George W. Bush
As the age of television progresses the Reagans will be the rule, not the exception. To be perfect for television is all a President has to be these days. - Gore Vidal
The best reason I can think of for not running for President of the United States is that you have to shave twice a day. - Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.
When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to belive it. - Clarence Darrow
A state of war is not a blank check for the president when it comes to the rights of the nation's citizens. - Sandra Day O'Connor
It is the moral duty of every US voter to guarantee that Barack Hussein Obama is a one-term president. - Michel Templet
It always amazes me how people in Europe and the United States can be so indifferent to the speeches of their chancellor or president, for these worlds from the top can be a wind sock for what might happen next. - Paul Rusesabagina
I would argue that a truly developed country would be beyond Presidents and Kings. In a world with some semblance of equality, each liberal-minded woman, each gay person, and indeed almost every person could be their own President. In a world of equals, what real service does a ruler provide? - Isaac Asimov
The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You don't blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the President. You realize that you control your own destiny. - Albert Ellis
Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half. - Gore Vidal
Respect can be offered and is deserved by a homeless man and so by a president. - Unarine Ramaru
George W. Bush is the worst President in all of American history. - Helen Thomas
No man who ever held the office of president would congratulate a friend on obtaining it. - John Adams
It's a scary world we live in when a person of color endorses a racist for president. - DaShanne Stokes
If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner. -, activist, South African president, Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1918) - Nelson Mandela
I had rather be right than be President. - Henry Clay
A day will come when a woman will be elected to the top of the pyramid, to be a prime minister or a president, and the whole world will know her and hear about her. She may be sitting here amongst us. - Her Promised Road
I don't like the new president who hunts muslim extremists, I like the old president who is a muslim extremist. - Stephen Colbert
I'm not going to have some reporters pawing through our papers. We are the president. - Hillary Rodham Clinton
I defended this country as a young man, and I will defend it as president. - John Kerry
In the defense of our nation, a president must be a clear-eyed realist. There are limits to the smiles and scowls of diplomacy. Armies and missiles are not stopped by stiff notes of condemnation. They are held in check by strength and purpose and the promise of swift punishment. - George W. Bush
A group of politicians deciding to dump a President because his morals are bad is like the Mafia getting together to bump off the Godfather for not going to church on Sunday. - Russell Baker
Mr. President, it is time for you to give me back my country. You can either continue to make fools of the people who elected a tyrant like you or let the country rise phoenix-like from the ashes. - Nilantha Ilangamuwa
We must uphold the promise of Roosevelt, Truman, Kennedy, Johnson, Carter, and Clinton and never allow the President and his Republican friends to threaten Social Security by putting it on the Wall Street trading block. - John Kerry
President is a curious term for the American head of state, because "presiding" in any meaningful sense is the one thing the president of the United States does not do. - Garrett Epps
Next time I tell you someone from Texas should not be president of the United States, please pay attention."[Shrub Flubs His Dub, The Nation, June 18, 2001] - Molly Ivins
The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny. - ― Albert Ellis
Yesterday, the president met with a group he calls the coalition of the willing. Or, as the rest of the world calls them, Britain and Spain - Jon Stewart
Pride the first peer and president of hell.
Democrats were quick to point out that President Bush's budget creates a 1 trillion dollar deficit. The White House quickly responded with "Hey, look over there, it's Saddam Hussein."
Thomas Jefferson once said, 'We should never judge a president by his age, only by his works.' And ever since he told me that, I stopped worrying. - Ronald Reagan
Like President Reagan, President Bush has not shied from calling evil by its name or declaring his intention to defeat its latest incarnation, terrorism, just as free men and women of all political persuasions, here and abroad, defeated fascism and communism before.
President Bartlet: There's a delegation of cardiologists having their pictures taken in the Blue Room. You wouldn't think you could find a group of people more arrogant than the fifteen of us, but there they are, right upstairs in the Blue Room. - Aaron Sorkin
ADMINISTRATION, n. An ingenious abstraction in politics, designed to receive the kicks and cuffs due to the premier or president. A man of straw, proof against bad-egging and dead-catting. - Ambrose Bierce
CNN is one of the participants in the war. I have a fantasy where Ted Turner is elected president but refuses because he doesn't want to give up power. - Arthur C. Clarke
The French have a new president, the British will soon have a new P.M., and we envy them as we endure the endless wait for this small dim man to go back to Texas and resume his life. - Garrison Keillor
When the president during the campaign said he was against nation building, I didn't realize he meant our nation. - Al Franken
Ronald Reagan is the most ignorant president since Warren Harding. - Ralph Nader
Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president. - Theodore Roosevelt
Eventually, somebody is going to be a hero, and somebody's going to be president. Not necessarily the same person.
The President can bomb anybody he likes.
Mothers may still want their sons to grow up to be President, but according to a famous Gallup poll of some years ago, some 73 percent do not want them to become politicians in the process. - John F. Kennedy
[Bill] Clinton was a pretty good president for a Republican. - Michael Moore
As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron. - H.L. Mencken
One of the most important qualities of a president is the ability to inspire, to bring people together for the common good. - DaShanne Stokes
When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President. Now I'm beginning to believe it. - Clarence Darrow
We need a president who's fluent in at least one language. - Buck Henry
It is vital that parents have the courage to speak up and intervene before Satan succeeds. President Boyd K. Packer has taught that when morality is involved, we have both the right and the obligation to raise a warning voice. - Larry R. Lawrence
It is a State of Mind... and am the president - ken carlson N
I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university. - Albert Einstein
Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically, by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so. - Gore Vidal
A careless speech writer includes the word "paradigm" in President Reagan's speech on superconductivity. Yes, he pronounces it "paradijum."
One day President Roosevelt told me that he was asking publicly for suggestions about what the war should be called. I said at once 'The Unnecessary War'. - Winston S. Churchill
When President Bush invaded Iraq after 911 it was like Truman invading Mexico after Pearl Harbor. - John Kerry
In America, anyone can become president. That's the problem. - George Carlin
Tonight I’ve been dealing with a known killer, a male whore, a scam artist and now I’ve graduated to talking to a mayor. Who’s next? The President of the National Association of Rodents? - V. Alexander
I might be President by now if it weren't for this 'queer' thing - Gore Vidal
According to the standards of the Nuremburg Trials, every American president since World War II could be convicted as a war criminal and hung. - Noam Chomsky
I commissioned two political experts to advise me about what I could do to oppose the re-election of President Bush. - George Soros
Senior Republicans certainly expected the president to come clean over Miss Lewinsky. - Bridget Kendall
Teddy Roosevelt "had relished "every hour" of every day as president. Indeed, (he was) fearing the "dull thud" he would experience upon returning to private life. - Doris Kearns Goodwin
On my business card, I am a corporate president. In my mind, I am a game developer. But in my heart, I am a gamer. - Satoru Iwata
The thought of being President frightens me and I do not think I want the job.
On a visit to the space program, President Kennedy asked me about the satellite. I told him that it would be more important than sending a man into space. Why? he asked. Because, I said, this satellite will send ideas into space, and ideas last longer than men. - Newton N. Minnow
To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public. - Theodore Roosevelt
In America the President reigns for four years, and Journalism governs for ever and ever. - Oscar Wilde
The idea that the president has the power to craft a new strategy both overstates his power and understates the power of reality crafted by those who came before him. We are all trapped in circumstances into which we were born and choices that were made for us. - George Friedman
Write from the heart. A book without a pulse is like a person without a spirit." Linda Radke, President of Five Star Publications - Linda F. Radke
Half of the American people never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half. - Gore Vidal
The man with the best job in the country is the Vice President. All he has to do is get up every morning and say, "How's the President?" - Will Rogers
Here is the answer which I will give to President Roosevelt... We shall not fail or falter; we shall not weaken or tire. Neither the sudden shock of battle nor the long-drawn trials of vigilance and exertion will wear us down. Give us the tools and we will finish the job. - Sir Winston Churchill
Fifty years of isolating Cuba has failed to promote democracy" Barack Obama, 44th and current President of the USA. "Let's move ahead!" - Captain Hank Bracker
There is a tragic flaw in our precious constitution, and I don't know what can be done to fix it. This is it: Only nut cases want to be president. - Kurt Vonnegut
There is almost no country in Africa where it is not essential to know to which tribe, or which subgroup of which tribe, the president belongs. From this single piece of information you can trace the lines of patronage and allegiance that define the state. - Christopher Hitchens
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