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The president is the representative of the whole nation and he's the only lobbyist that all the one hundred and sixty million people in this country have.
Trying to make the presidency work these days is like trying to sew buttons on a custard pie.
Th' prisidincy is th' highest office in th' gift iv th people. Th' vice-prisidincy is th' next highest an' the lowest. It isn't a crime exactly. Ye can't be sint to jail f r it, but it's a kind iv a disgrace.
Seriously, I do not think I am fit for the presidency.
An eminent American is reported to have said to friends who wished to put him forward, 'Gentlemen, let there be no mistake. I should make a good president, but a very bad candidate.'
Well, I wouldn't say that I was in the 'great' class, but I had a great time while I was trying to be great.
The presidency does not yield to definition. Like the glory of a morning sunrise, it can be experienced - it can not be told.
When the president does it, that means it is not illegal.
A president's hardest task is not to do what's right, but to know what's right.
Had I been chosen president again, I am certain I could not have lived another year.
The four most miserable years of my life . . .
If you are as happy, my dear sir, on entering this house as I am in leaving it and returning home, you are the happiest man in the country.
I feel like the man who was tarred and feathered and ridden out of town on a rail. To the man who asked how he liked it he said: 'If it wasn't for the honour of the thing, I'd rather walk.'
The office of president requires the constitution of an athlete, the patience of a mother, the endurance of an early Christian.
Within the first few months I discovered that being a president is like riding a tiger. A man has to keep riding or be swallowed.
Harricum! Harricum! Give 'em hell, Harricum!
In America, any boy may become president, and I suppose it's just one of the risks he takes.
I have no expectation of making a hit every time I come to bat.
I think the American public wants a solemn ass as a president, and I think I'll go along with them.
I desire to so conduct the affairs of this administration that if, at the end ... I have lost every friend on earth, I shall have one friend left, and that friend shall be down inside me.
The final greatness of the presidency lies in the truth that it is not just an office of incredible power but a breeding ground of indestructible myth.
I beg leave to assure the Congress that no pecuniary consideration could have tempted me to accept this arduous employment at the expense of my domestic ease and happiness. I do not wish to make any profit from it.
Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
Don't let it be forgot, That once there was a spot -For one brief shining moment That was known as Camelot.
The buck stops here.


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