election, leadership, nation

Portrait Of Presidential Players

I love these two portraits by artist Andy Thomas.

Just had to put them on my blog post.

Republicans Players

George Bush senior, Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush, Dwight Eisenhower, (down in front is Abraham  Lincoln), back up to Teddy Roosevelt, down to Gerald Ford, and up to Richard Milhouse Nixon.

Here are some quotes by these guys.

Ronald Wilson Reagan  (1981–1989)

“America is too great for small dreams.”

“We are a nation that has a government—not the other way around. And that makes us special among the nations of the earth.”

“Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall.”

George Herbert Walker Bush  (1989–1993)

“If anyone tells you that America’s best days are behind her, they’re looking the wrong way.”

“Don’t try to fine-tune somebody else’s view.”

“I want a kinder, gentler nation.”

George W. Bush

“If you don’t feel something strongly you’re not going to achieve.”

“We will bring the terrorists to justice; or we will bring justice to the terrorists. Either way, justice will be done.”

Gerald Rudolph Ford  (1974–1977)

“Truth is the glue that holds governments together. Compromise is the oil that makes governments go.”

“A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.”

Richard Milhous Nixon  (1969–1974)

“A man who has never lost himself in a cause bigger than himself has missed one of life’s mountaintop experiences. Only in losing himself does he find himself.”

“I like the job I have, but if I had to live my life over again, I would like to have ended up a sports writer.”

“Always give your best, never get discouraged, never be petty; always remember, others may hate you. Those who hate you don’t win unless you hate them. And then you destroy yourself.”

Dwight David Eisenhower  (1953–1961)

“I never saw a pessimistic general win a battle.”

Abraham Lincoln (1861-1865)

“You can fool all of the people some of the time, and some of the people all of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.”
“If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong.”

Teddy Roosevelt (1901-1909)

“Speak softly and carry a big stick.”
“The only man who makes no mistake is the man who does nothing.”

Democratic Players

William Clinton, John F.Kennedy, Jimmy Carter, Franklin Delano Roosevelt  , Woodrow Wilson, Harry Truman, Andrew Jackson, Lyndon Baines Johnson

William Jefferson Clinton  (1993–2001)

“There is nothing wrong in America that can’t be fixed with what is right in America.”

“If you live long enough, you’ll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you’ll be a better person. It’s how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit.”

“We need a spirit of community, a sense that we are all in this together. If we have no sense of community, the American dream will wither.”

James Earl Carter, Jr.  (1977–1981)

“We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles.”

Lyndon Baines Johnson  (1963–1969)

“A president’s hardest task is not to do what is right, but to know what is right.”

“You ain’t learnin’ nothin’ when you’re talkin’.”

John Fitzgerald Kennedy  (1961–1963)

“And so my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.”

Franklin Delano Roosevelt  (1933–1945)

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”

“A good leader can’t get too far ahead of his followers….or they might mistake him for the enemy.”

Woodrow Wilson (1913-1921)

“If you want to make enemies, try to change something.”

Andrew Jackson (1865—1869)

“If the rabble were lopped off at one end and the aristocrat at the other, all would be well with the country.”


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