Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
George Bush. One last Bushism to close it off. Funny, he doesn't LOOK like the football playing type.
Gerald Ford. I agree with that one.
|Who said 'Progression is no proclamation nor palaver. It is not pretense nor play on prejudice. It is not the perturbation of a people passion-wrought, nor a promise proposed'?||Stupid Presidential Quotes
Warren G. Harding. I have no idea what that means. And Harding was a newspaper editor!
George Bush. I have no idea what that was about. And yes, I know these are pretty much all from the same guys....but you have to admit these guys were funny!
Gerald Ford. Have you noticed that most of these are coming from presidents from the latter part of the 20th century?
George W. Bush. That was a no-brainer! :)
George Bush. You knew it had to be a Bush!
Warren G. Harding. That makes you want to put all of your confidence in this guy's hands, doesn't it?
Richard Nixon. Tricky Dick himself, though not so tricky that time. You didn't really think it would be Honest Abe did you?
Dwight David Eisenhower (1953-1961). Not bad as a pacifist statement from an ex-military. Ike was also the man who first publicly referrred to the "falling domino theory". Another bright idea about war was expressed by Herbert Clark Hoover: " Older men declare war. But it is youth that must fight and die."
Abraham Lincoln (1861-1865). Dates back to 1856. Another famous "Lincoln-quote": "No man is good enough to govern another man without that other man's consent." (May, 1856). Attributed to him is: "You can fool some of the people all the time and all of the people some of the time; but you can't fool all the people all the time."
George Washington (1789-1797). The rhetoric of the President-worshipping always requires some degree of idealisation. Theodore Roosevelt would probably not have agreed with the sixties' protest singers belittling the slightly hagiographic presentation of George Washington's youth. Didn't he warn that "The men with the muck-rakes are often indispensable to the well-being of society , but only if they know when to stop raking the muck. "
|"My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you I just signed legislation which outlaws Russia forever. The bombing begins in five minutes." Whose momentous blooper was this?||Famous Presidential Quotes And Sayings
Ronald Wilson Reagan (1981-1989). 11 August 1984.
Fortunately Gorby took it all in good spirit and followed up the hint
by dismantling not only the firing-power of the Red Army, but the whole Soviet Union as well.
|Which U.S. President had this to say : " Hello Neil and Buzz. I'm talking to you by telephone from the Oval Room at the White House, and this certainly has been the most historic telephone call ever made".?||Famous Presidential Quotes And Sayings
Richard Milhous Nixon (1969-1974). Presidents are lucky of course when time and again they can share in a good news show for the country . On 3 Sept. 1939 Franklin D. Roosevelt had less pleasant news to comment when Hitler invaded Poland. His tone was also a little more lofty: "When peace has been broken anywhere, the peace of all countries everywhere is in danger." Sometimes declaring war can be good news however , as when Lyndon B. Johnson in a State of the Union Address said: "This administration today, here and now, declares unconditional war on poverty in America."
Harry S.Truman (1945-1953). In "New York World Telegram & Sun", 12 April 1958. Another famous Truman quote is: "Wherever you have an efficient government, you have a dictatorship."
Georges Pompidou (1911-1974) had something similar to say about statesmen and politicians in the Observer of 30 Dec. 1973.
"A statesman is a politician who places himself at the service of the nation. A politician is a statesman who places the nation at his services.' Which shows where some of the French wits get their inspiration.
|Who expressed these views: "It is the responsibility of the citizens to support their government. It is not the responsibility of the government to support its citizens."?||Famous Presidential Quotes And Sayings
Grover Cleveland (1893-1897). Well some politicians have remarkable opinions about governments. Did not Thomas Jefferson say: "That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves. "
But after all even a Democrat as Truman realized that "Whenever you have an efficient government, you have a dictatorship."
|From whose inaugural speech is this quote: "Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty."?||Famous Presidential Quotes And Sayings
John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1961-1963). January 20, 1961. No denying there is a familiar Winston Churchill ring in that quote. Also by Kennedy is this one: "Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.'(Inaugural Speech 20 January 1961).And " Mankind must put an end to war or war will put an end to mankind. "
Being of Irish descent J.F.K. certainly had the gift of the gab.
|Who was the U.S. President that made this confession: "I tried to walk a line between acting lawfully and testifying falsely, but I now realize that I did not fully accomplish that goal."? ||Famous Presidential Quotes And Sayings
William (Bill) Jefferson Clinton (1993-2001). Another, less 'suspect' Clinton quote: " There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured with what is right in America".
May-be John F. Kennedy was foreseeing some of his successors in a later age already when he said: " Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be President, but they don't want them to become politicians in the process."
|Which U.S. President said: "I do not like broccoli. And I haven't liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it. And I'm President of the United States and I'm not going to eat any more broccoli."?||Famous Presidential Quotes And Sayings
George Herbert Walker Bush (1989-1993). A superb witticism by George Bush was his attack on his successor: " When Bill Clinton blows his taxophone, America will be singing the blues. "
Another surprising remark came from Andrew Jackson's , the 7th President of the U.S.A.: "It's a damn poor mind that can only think of one way to spell a word."
At an Austin press conference at the Texas State House. Then Texas governor Bush, called the owner of a satirical website "a garbage man", saying "there ought to be limits to freedom." Bush's campaign attorneys attempted to shut down the site twice.
|When did John F. Kennedy encourage all of us to: "Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country."?||Presidential Quotes
During his inaugural address. The economic programs Kennedy put into action launched the country on its longest continued growth since World War II.
|When did Ulysses Grant say, "The war is over - the rebels are our countrymen again."? ||Presidential Quotes
During comments to his men after Lee's surrender. General Robert E. Lee surrendered the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia on April 9, 1865. The war lasted four years killing approximately 630,000.
|When did Lyndon Johnson make this statement "All I have I would have given gladly not to be standing here today."? ||Presidential Quotes
In a special address to a Joint session of U.S. Congress in 1963. This was five days after the assassination of President Kennedy in November 1963.
|"We have nothing to fear, but fear itself." When did Franklin D. Roosevelt tell Americans this?||Presidential Quotes
At the first of four inaugural speeches. On March 4, 1933. Much of the world was in the grip of the Great Depression during this time.
|When did Mr. Clinton swear: "I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky. I never told anybody to lie. Not a single time. Never."? ||Presidential Quotes
In a press conference. Only one president besides Clinton, Andrew Johnson, has ever been impeached.
|"International relations have traditionally been compared to a chess game in which each nation tries to outwit and checkmate the other." When did President Truman say this?||Presidential Quotes
During a nationwide radio broadcast. To President Miguel Aleman of Mexico, Truman went on to say, "I cannot accept that comparison with respect to the relations between your country and mine, Mr. President. The United States and Mexico are working together for the mutual benefit of their peoples and the peace of the world."
|When was Dwight D. Eisenhower overheard saying: "America is best described by one word, freedom."?||Presidential Quotes
In an address to Congress. Supporters persuaded him to run for President in 1952. "I like Ike" was a popular slogan.
|When did Herbert Hoover say, "Older men declare war. But it is youth that must fight and die."? ||Presidential Quotes
In a speech at the Republican National Convention. Hoover helped establish 500 new Boys' Clubs after he was defeated for re-election by Franklin Roosevelt.
|"To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace." When was this said by the first president of the US, George Washington?||Presidential Quotes
In the first ever state of the Union addresss. On April 30, 1789, George Washington took his oath of office as the first President of the United States on Wall Street in New York.
|Reagan pleaded: "General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union...Mr. Gorbachev....tear down this wall." When were these words were spoken?||Presidential Quotes
During Reagan's visit to the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. A little over two years later the Berlin Wall was pulled down, by Germans on both sides of the Wall.