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Jerry Ford is so dumb he can't fart and chew gum at the same time.
~ Lyndon B. Johnson

 

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Meeting Franklin Roosevelt was like opening your first bottle of champagne; knowing him was like drinking it.
~ Winston Churchill

 

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No man will ever bring out of the Presidency the reputation which carries him into it.
~ Thomas Jefferson

 

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Power is poison. It's effect on Presidents had always been tragic.
~ Henry Brooks Adams

 

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Some of the Presidents were great and some of them weren't. I can say that, because I wasn't one of the great Presidents, but I had a good time trying to be one, I can tell you that.
~ Harry S. Truman

 

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The power confided in me will be used to hold, occupy and possess the property and places belonging to the government, and to collect the duties and imposts.
~ Abraham Lincoln

 

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The President has paid dear for his White House. It has commonly cost him all his peace, and the best of his manly attributes. To preserve for a short time so conspicuous an appearance before the world, he is content to eat dust before the real masters who stand erect behind the throne.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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The President is the people's lobbyist.
~ Hubert H. Humphrey

 

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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 the country have.
~ Harry S. Truman

 

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To be President of the United States, sir, is to act as advocate for a blind, venomous, and ungrateful client; still, one must make the best of the case, for the purposes of Providence.
~ John Updike

 

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Under a Presidential government, a nation has, except at the electing moment, no influence; it has not the ballot-box before it; its virtue is gone, and it must wait till its instant of despotism again returns.
~ Walter Bagehot

 

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We want a president who is as much like an American tourist as possible. Someone with the same goofy grin, the same innocent intentions, the same naive trust; a president with no conception of foreign policy and no discernible connection to the U.S. government, whose Nice Guyism will narrow the gap between the U.S. and us until nobody can tell the difference.
~ Florence King

 

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We're an ideal political family, as accessible as Disneyland.
~ Maureen Reagan

 

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When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President. Now I'm beginning to believe it.
~ Clarence Darrow

 

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When the President does it, that means that it is not illegal.
~ Richard M. Nixon

 

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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 S. Truman

 

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Wilson adventured for the whole of the human race. Not as a servant, but as a champion. So pure was this motive, so unfrocked with anything that his worst enemies could find, except the mildest and most excusable, a personal vanity, practically the minimum to be human, that in a sense his adventure is that of humanity itself. In Wilson, the whole of mankind breaks camp, sets out from home and wrestles with the universe and its gods.
~ William Bolitho

 

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You don't need to know who's playing on the White House tennis court to be a good president. A president has many roles.
~ James Baker

 

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