presidency

A Quote by Harry S. Truman on popularity and presidency

A President cannot always be popular.

Harry Truman (1884 - 1972)

Source: Memoirs

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A Quote by Harry S. Truman on presidency

When you get to be President, there are all those things, the honors, the twenty-one gun salutes, all those things. You have to remember it isn't for you. It's for the Presidency.

Harry Truman (1884 - 1972)

Source: Memoirs

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A Quote by Harry S. Truman on family, presidency, responsibility, and understanding

No one who has not had the responsibility can really understand what it is like to be President, not even his closest aides or members of his immediate family. There is no end to the chain of responsibility that binds him, and he is never allowed to forget that he is President.

Harry Truman (1884 - 1972)

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A Quote by Harry E. Humphreys, Jr. on confidence, employees, friendship, good, leadership, presidency, and trying

We should place confidence in our employee. Confidence is the foundation of friendship. If we give it, we will receive it. Any person in a managerial position, from supervisor to president, who feels that his employee is not as good as he is and who suspects his employee trying to put something over on him, lacks the qualities for human leadership-to say nothing of human friendship.

Harry E. Humphreys

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A Quote by Harold B. Lee on books, eternity, heart, practice, presidency, truth, and understanding

In his book Stand Ye In Holy Places, President Harold B. Lee wrote that one is converted when his eyes see what he ought to see, his ears hear what he ought to hear and his heart understands what he ought to understand. "And what he ought to see, hear and understand is truth-eternal truth-and then practice it. That is conversion," he wrote.

Harold B. Lee (1899 - 1973)

Source: Stand Ye In Holy Places

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A Quote by Gracie Allen on justice and presidency

The President of today is just the postage stamp of tomorrow.

Gracie Allen (1906 - 1964)

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A Quote by Gore Vidal on hope, newspapers, people, presidency, and voting

Half of the American people never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half.

Gore Vidal (1925 -)

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A Quote by Gore Vidal on preparation and presidency

Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically, by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so.

Gore Vidal (1925 -)

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A Quote by George Washington on affection, america, brevity, church, citizenship, congress, divinity, god, government, love, obedience, prayer, presidency, and spirit

Following his brief inaugural address to the Congress, President George Washington and his party walked over to St. Paul's Church for divine services. His prayer that afternoon was: "Almighty God, we make our earnest prayer that Thou wilt incline the hearts of the citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to government; to entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another and for their fellow-citizens of the United States at large."

George Washington (1732 - 1799)

Source: Following His Inaugural Address, April 30, 1789

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A Quote by George Washington on caution, country, habits, morality, nations, politics, preparation, presidency, prosperity, providence, religion, and virtue

In his address of 19 September 1796, given as he prepared to leave office, President George Washington spoke about the importance of morality to the country's well-being: Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, Religion and Morality are indispensable supports. . . . And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. . . . Can it be that Providence has not connected the permanent felicity of a Nation with its virtue?

George Washington (1732 - 1799)

Source: William J. Bennett, The Book of Virtues, Simon and Schuster, New York, 1993, pp. 794-95

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