15 Motivational Quotes from 15 US Presidents

February 18, 2019

Today is Presidents Day, a day we set aside to honor all United States presidents that have served our country. From the founders of our great nation, like George Washington and John Adams, to the men who lost their lives serving our country, like Abraham Lincoln and JFK. From the founders of our great nation, like George Washington and John Adams, to the men who lost their lives serving our country, like Lincoln and JFK, each president made their mark on our country’s history. Throughout their terms, many of these leaders shared numerous pieces of wisdom with the American people.

Here are some presidential quotes I found inspiring when applied to personal life and the workplace:

  • GEORGE WASHINGTON –
    “The harder the conflict, the greater the triumph.”
  • JOHN ADAMS –
    “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”
  • THOMAS JEFFERSON –
    “Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.”
  • JOHN QUINCY ADAMS –
    “Try and fail, but don’t fail to try.”
  • ANDREW JACKSON –
    “Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.”
  • MARTIN VAN BUREN –
    “It is easier to do a job right than to explain why you didn’t.”
  • JAMES BUCHANAN –
    “The test of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.”
  • ABRAHAM LINCOLN –
    “Leave nothing for tomorrow which can be done today.”
  • RUTHERFORD B. HAYES –
    “Every expert was once a beginner.”
  • THEODORE ROOSEVELT –
    “It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.” 
  • JOHN F. KENNEDY –
    “Life is never easy. There is work to be done and obligations to be met — obligations to truth, to justice, and to liberty.”
  • GERALD R. FORD –
    “Never be satisfied with less than your very best effort. If you strive for the top and miss, you’ll still ‘beat the pack.'”
  • RONALD REAGAN –
    “The future doesn’t belong to the fainthearted; it belongs to the brave.”
  • GEORGE W. BUSH – “I have a different vision of leadership. A leadership is someone who brings people together.”
  • DONALD TRUMP –
    “Nothing great in the world has been accomplished without passion.”

All the Best,

Jeff Beckham