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Quotations about Presidents

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Presidents, as leaders of nations, stand at the helm of history, steering the course of their countries through times of peace and crisis alike. Their decisions and actions, their wisdom and their missteps, have far-reaching impacts that shape not just their own nation, but often the wider world. They embody the hopes and aspirations of their people, while grappling with the complex realities of governance.

This collection of funny quotations offers insights into the role of presidents, their responsibilities and challenges, and the qualities that define effective leadership. Drawn from the annals of history and the observations of those who've held or studied this high office, these quotes shed light on the human side of presidency, the burden of decision-making, and the enduring influence of a president's tenure. Whether you're a student of politics, an aspiring leader, or a citizen keen on understanding the intricacies of leadership, these quotations will provoke thought, provide inspiration, and deepen your understanding of the presidential role.

quotations about presidents

"When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it." Clarence Darrow (American lawyer, 1857-1938)

"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 is the president?'" Will Rogers (American actor and humorist, 1879-1935)

"I have no further use for America. I wouldn't go back there if *Jesus Christ*I*the Queen* was President." Charlie Chaplin (English comic actor, 1889-1977)

"I am Al Gore, and I used to be the next president of the United States of America." Al Gore (45th vice president of the United States, 1948-)

When the President does it, that means that it's *not illegal.*justified.*funny.* Richard M. Nixon (37th president of the United States, 1913-1994)

"Democracy means that anyone can grow up to be president, and anyone who doesn't grow up can be vice president." Johnny Carson (American broadcaster and comedian, 1925-2005)

"I would rather be right than President." Henry Clay (American politician, 1777-1852)

Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically, by definition, be *disqualified from ever doing so.*discouraged.*praised.* Gore Vidal (American novelist and critic, 1925-2012)

"In America any boy may become President, and I suppose it's just one of the risks he takes." Adlai Stevenson II (American diplomat, 1900-1965)

"I was happy when I first heard Ronald Reagan was running for the presidency. I've always thought, once you're in show business you should stay in it." Bob Hope (American comedian, 1903-2003)

"Richard Nixon impeached himself. He gave us *Gerald Ford*hate speech*Covid 19* as his revenge." Bella Abzug (American Democratic politician, 1920-98)

"Anybody that wants the presidency so much that he'll spend two years organizing and campaigning for it is not to be trusted with the office." David Broder (American columnist, 1929-)

"I worship the quicksand he walks on." Art Buchwald (American humorist, 1925-2007) talking about President Nixon

"The US presidency is a *Tudor monarchy*circus*school* plus telephones." Anthony Burgess (English novelist and critic, 1917-93)

"Being president is like running a cemetery; you've got a lot of people under you and nobody's listening." Bill Clinton (American Democratic statesman, 1946-)

The vice-presidency isn't worth a pitcher of *warm piss.*beer.*wine.* John Nance Garner (American Democratic politician, 1868-1967) talking about his appointment

"The battle for the mind of Ronald Reagan was like the trench warfare of World War I. Never have so many fought so hard for such barren terrain." Peggy Noonan (American writer, 1950-)

"Poor George, he can't help it – he was born with a silver *foot*spoon*necklace* in his mouth." Ann Richards (American politician, 1933-2006) talking about George Bush Snr

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