presidency

A Quote by Fred Allen on growth, presidency, and vices

The average vice-president is a form of executive fungus that attaches itself to a desk. On a boat this growth would be called a barnacle.

Fred Allen (1894 - 1956)

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A Quote by Franklin Delano Roosevelt on america, conversation, deception, diplomacy, existence, government, hope, nations, peace, planning, presidency, surprises, time, and war

It could be inferred from President Roosevelt's public statements that the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor had come as a complete surprise to his administration - that it had not been, and could not have been, anticipated. . . . "The United States was at peace with that Nation [Japan] and, at the solicitation of Japan, was still in conversation with its Government and its Emperor looking toward the maintenance of peace in the Pacific. Indeed one hour after Japanese air squadrons had commenced bombing in the American Island of Oahu, the Japanese Ambassador to the United States and his colleague delivered to our Secretary of State a formal reply to a recent American message. And while this reply stated that it seemed useless to continue the existing diplomatic relations, it contained no threat or hint of war or of armed attack. It will be recorded that the distance of Hawaii from Japan makes it obvious that the attack was deliberately planned many days or even weeks ago. During the intervening time the Japanese Government has deliberately sought to deceive the United States by false statements and expressions of hope for continued peace."

Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 - 1945)

Source: Address to the Congress, December 8, 1941

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A Quote by François Mitterand on agnosticism, god, heaven, hope, and presidency

In one of his last appearances, Mitterrand, the agnostic president, was asked what the real God might say to him if he went to heaven. God would say: "At last, you know." And I would hope that He would add, "Welcome."

Francois Mitterand (1916 - 1996)

Source: NewsHour on PBS

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A Quote by Eric Sevareid on appearance, presidency, and wisdom

Wisdom is essential in a president, the appearance of wisdom will do in a candidate.

Eric Sevareid (1912 - 1992)

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A Quote by Emile Zola on presidency and accusation

J'accuse. (I accuse.)

Emile Zola (1840 - 1902)

Source: Title of an open letter to the President of the Republic, in connexion with the Dreyfus case, published in L'Aurore, I3 Jan. 18987

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A Quote by Anna Eleanor Roosevelt on advice, behavior, presidency, and time

Advice on campaign behavior for first ladies: Always be on time. Do as little talking as humanly possible. Remember to lean back in the parade so everybody can see the president. Be sure not to get too fat, because you'll have to sit three in the back.

Eleanor Roosevelt (1884 - 1962)

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A Quote by General Dwight David Eisenhower on presidency

There is one thing about being President, no one can tell you when to sit down.

Dwight Eisenhower (1890 - 1969)

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A Quote by General Dwight David Eisenhower on america, day, presidency, and problems

The day before my inauguration President Eisenhower told me, "You'll find that no easy problems ever come to the President of the United States. If they are easy to solve, somebody else has solved them."

Dwight Eisenhower (1890 - 1969)

Source: —As told by Pres. John F. Kennedy

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A Quote by General Dwight David Eisenhower on presidency

The president cannot escape from his office.

Dwight Eisenhower (1890 - 1969)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Dr. James Rowland Angell on presidency, secrets, and success

Asked what his secret was for lasting so long and being so successful as the president of Yale University, Dr. James R. Angell explained: "Grow antennae, not horns."

Dr. James Rowland Angell (1869 - 1949)

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