A president’s legacy is defined not only by their actions, but by their words. In honor of President’s Day, we collected the finest inspiration to come from the Oval Office.


“The future doesn’t belong to the fainthearted; it belongs to the brave”. – Ronald Reagan


“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams


“Believe you can and you are halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt


“The harder the conflict, the greater the triumph.” – George Washington


“Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want because they want to do it.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower


“Most folks are as happy as they make their minds up to be.” – Abraham Lincoln


“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.” – Thomas Jefferson


“The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of the it.” – Woodrow Wilson


“We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.” – Ronald Reagan


“Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.” – John F. Kennedy


“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt


“Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.” – Donald Trump


“The noblest search is the search for excellence.” – Lyndon B. Johnson


“Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt


“We must dare to be great; and we must realize that greatness is the fruit of toil and sacrifice and courage”. – Theodore Roosevelt


“I am a slow walker, but I never walk back.” – Abraham Lincoln


“We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once.” – Calvin Coolidge


“Ninety-nine percent of failures come from people who make excuses.” – George Washington


“If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress.” – Barack Obama


“It is not strange… to mistake change for progress.” – Millard Fillmore


“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” – Harry S. Truman


“One person can make a difference, and everyone should try.” – John F. Kennedy


“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln


Compiled By: Rebecca Clausen