presidency

A Quote by Hillary Clinton on presidency

I'm not going to have some reporters pawing through our papers. We are the president.

Hillary Clinton

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A Quote by Henry L. Stinson on danger, difficulty, meetings, past, presidency, and questions

...but if there was anything unexpected about the bombing of Pearl Harbor, it was only that Hawaii was the target chosen for attack: "Then at 12 o'clock we (viz., General Marshall and I) went to the White House, where we were until nearly half past one. At the meeting were Hull, Knox, Marshall, Stark, and myself. There the President . . . brought up entirely the relations with the Japanese. He brought up the event that we were likely to be attacked perhaps (as soon as) next Monday, for the Japanese are notorious for making an attack without warning, and the question was what we would do. The question was how we should maneuver them into the position of firing the first shot without allowing too much danger to ourselves. It was a difficult proposition."

Henry L. Stinson

Source: Secretary of War under Roosevelt, Diary Entry for November 25, 1941

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A Quote by Henry Clay on presidency

Sir, I would rather be right than be President.

Henry Clay (1777 - 1852)

Source: Speech, 1850 (referring to the Compromise Measures).

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A Quote by Henry Clay on presidency

I would rather be right than president.

Henry Clay (1777 - 1852)

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A Quote by Heber J. Grant on facts, friendship, presidency, pride, teachers, writing, and youth

Regarding Heber J. Grant's penmanship: As a youth, President Heber J. Grant's penmanship was so poor that when two of his friends looked at it, one said to the other, "That writing looks like hen tracks." "No," said the other, "it looks as if lightning has struck an ink bottle." This, of course, touched Heber Grant's pride, and he worked so diligently, so hard on it, that, while still in his teens and working as a policy clerk in the office of H. R. Mann and Co., he was offered three times his salary to go to San Francisco as a penman. He later became a teacher of penmanship and bookkeeping at the University of Deseret. In fact, with a specimen he had written before he turned seventeen, he took first prize in a territorial fair against four professional penmen.

Heber J. Grant (1856 - 1945)

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A Quote by Harry S. Truman on day and presidency

To reporters the day after his accession to the presidency, April 13, 1945: When they told me yesterday what had happened, I felt like the moon, the stars and all the planets had fallen on me.

Harry Truman (1884 - 1972)

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A Quote by Harry S. Truman on past, presidency, and problems

Most of the problems a President has to face have their roots in the past.

Harry Truman (1884 - 1972)

Source: Memoirs

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A Quote by Harry S. Truman on peace, presidency, and world

I would rather have peace in the world than be President.

Harry Truman (1884 - 1972)

Source: Memoirs

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A Quote by Harry S. Truman on presidency

A President either is constantly on top of events or, if he hesitates, events will soon be on top of him. I never felt that I could let up for a single moment.

Harry Truman (1884 - 1972)

Source: Memoirs

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A Quote by Harry S. Truman on day, people, persuasion, presidency, and trying

I sit here all day trying to persuade people to do the things they ought to have the sense to do without my persuading them. That's all the powers of the President amount to.

Harry Truman (1884 - 1972)

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