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Job Of President Quotes


"It's not easy to have the job of president. It's not easy to run for it. And it's not a job for the feint of heart." - Laura Welch Bush

"[President Truman] was free of the greatest vice in a leader, his ego never came between him and his job." - Dean Acheson

"There's a rumor that President George Bush had a nose job, that he had some kind of plastic surgery, that he actually had a nose job. If this is true, that's the first new job he's created since taking office." - David Letterman

"President Bush earned $400,000 for his job as president last year. That's not really that much for being president when you think about it. But President Bush, he doesn't do it for the money, he does it for the eight months of vacation every year." - Jay Leno

"You must pursue this investigation of Watergate even if it leads to the president. I'm innocent. You've got to believe I'm innocent. If you don't, take my job." - Richard Nixon

"I am the president now, the president of everybody." - Sepp Blatter

"A new poll found that 43 percent of Americans think President Obama is doing a good job at handling the BP oil spill. Of course, the same poll found that 43 percent of Americans hate pelicans." - Jimmy Fallon

"On a good day, I view the job [of president] as directing an orchestra. On the dark days, it is more like that of a clutch - engaging the engine to effect forward motion, while taking greater friction." - A Bartlett Giamatti

"When they ask me who's the president of Ubeki-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan I'm going to say, you know, I don't know. Do you know? And then I'm going to say how's that going to create one job?" - Herman Cain

"I was able to do something that people cant do these days, which is to have quality time with the guys who were trying to be president and a number of them who got the job." - Robert Scheer

"It is worth reminding that being president is a tough job for anybody, and particularly so in the information age. There's such a glut of information. Anything a president says or does is picked up on the Internet or the 24/7 news media and criticized almost instantly. Leaders persuade through their words and as such their words need to be measured and well chosen. It is a tough job." - Donald Rumsfeld

"It will begin with its President taking a simple, firm resolution. The resolution will be: To forego the diversions of politics and to concentrate on the job of ending the Korean war-until that job is honorably done. That job requires a personal trip to Korea. I shall make that trip. Only in that way could I learn how best to serve the American people in the cause of peace. I shall go to Korea." - Dwight D Eisenhower

"I'd like to run for president. Or Prime Minister. I think I could do a better job." - Thom Yorke

"The job of dictator is now a high-risk job." - Alain Juppe

"We need a president that is sitting down, getting Americans to work, getting this economy going. That is the single most important thing that the president of the United States does, is create a climate where job creators know that they're going to be able to risk their capital and have a chance to have a return on the investment. And it's never too late to start that." - Rick Perry

"The president is the cube of ice one places in the pot of a houseplant, providing a steady amount of nourishment over the course of a hot day. A good description of the job and also a fantastic bit of practical household advice." - Abraham Lincoln

"In his annual economic report to Congress President Bush said that the transfer of American jobs overseas is actually part of a positive transformation that will enrich the U.S. economy over time. So basically, losing your job to someone else can be a good thing. Of course we'll see how he feels about that in November." - Jay Leno

"President-elect Barack Obama is starting to get an idea of just how hard his new job is going to be. Today, he said he wanted to bring a sense of accountability to Washington. I think they realized actual accountability, never going to happen." - Jay Leno

"President Bush said that American workers will need new skills to get the new jobs in the 21st century. Some of the skills they're going to need are Spanish, Chinese, Korean, because that's where the jobs went. Who better than Bush as an example of what can happen when you take a job without any training." - Jay Leno

"When Governor Romney was out here, I told him, I said, 'we are following the formula of streamlining regulations, being job creating friendly, balancing budgets, cutting taxes, and, you know, using common sense. And if you get to be president, we are going to do more of that." - John Kasich

"When you are serving volunteer professional military, you take an oath to the Constitution, not to a policy or a president and you swear to obey the lawful orders of the democratically elected government. And so at the end of the day you could table your personal political views and do your job." - Nathaniel Fick

"You can say the president's private life takes up so much of his time that he doesn't focus on his job, so therefore he's terrible. But in my imagination, the 23 hours of the day that we don't experience, he's very hard at work. He's quite an effective and successful president - in my narcissistic imagination." - Tony Goldwyn

"Ladies, [motherhood] is a full-time job. Do not kid yourself that you can be a dental receptionist and a mother; that you can be a typist and a mom; that you can be a Vice President and a mom. One of the two things will win. Now look at your Bible and ask what you have to do." - Alistair Begg

"During the sole argument we had when [Chelsea] was in high school, the subject of which I don't even remember, I looked at her and said, 'As long as you're in this house, being president is my second most important job'." - William J Clinton

"Roughly speaking, the President of the United States knows what his job is. Constitution and custom spell it out, for him as well as for us. His wife has no such luck. The First Lady has no rules; rather each new woman must make her own." - Shana Alexander

"My job as majority leader is be supportive of our troops, try to have input as decisions are made and to look at those decisions after they're made ... not to march in lock step with everything the president decides to do." - Trent Lott

"As president, I wouldn't be making the day-to-day combat decisions. The job of the commander-in-chief is to lay the objective out and then you rely upon the generals and admirals and commanders to give you their expert advice on the tools needed to carry out that objective." - Ted Cruz

"'Elections have consequences,' President Obama said, setting his new policy agenda just three days after taking office in 2009. Three elections later, the president's party has lost 70 House seats and 14 Senate seats. The job of Republicans now is to govern with the confidence that elections do have consequences, promptly passing the conservative reform the voters have demanded." - Bobby Jindal

"They said that President Bush's war in Iraq has cost the former Spanish Prime Minister his job. So President Bush isn't losing American jobs anymore, he's branching out to other countries." - Jay Leno

"The person with the best job in the country is the vice president. All he has to do is get up every morning and say, How is the president?" - Will Rogers

"It's the job of grandmothers to interfere." - Lady Violet

"Here is the answer which I will give to President Roosevelt. Give us the tools, and we will finish the job." - Winston Churchill

"Fidel Castro declared that a robot would do a better job as president than Barack Obama. After hearing this, Mitt Romney thanked Castro for his endorsement." - Conan O'Brien

"We ought to thank President Bush. He made it a lot easier for people to do taxes this year. No job, no income tax this year." - Jay Leno

"I am going to build the kind of nation that President Roosevelt hoped for, President Truman worked for, and President Kennedy died for." - Lyndon B Johnson

"Pride, the first peer and president of Hell." - Daniel Defoe

"It's my first trip as president of the United States." - George W Bush

"As president of the United States, I don't bluff." - Barack Obama

"Nobody's going to elect me president of the United States." - Michael Bloomberg

"Instead of a president who boycotts Prime Minister Netanyahu, imagine a president who stands unapologetically with the nation of Israel." - Ted Cruz

"President Ronald Reagan on his 1980 opponent: "I had a dream the other night. I dreamed that Jimmy Carter came to me and asked why I wanted his job. I told him I didn't want his job. I want to be President."" - Bob Dole

"See the job, do the job, stay out of the misery." - Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

"The right man can make a good job out of any job." - William Feather

"When he (Richard Nixon) took the oath of office, he pledged to be the president for 100% of the people, and I challenge the president to prove that he is being the president for 100% of the people." - Jackie Robinson

"Playing the president is interesting because, unlike a lot of different roles, people pay so close attention to who the president is, all of them, everybody's got an opinion about the president." - Bill Pullman

"Job is perhaps the oldest piece of literature known to man. How did Job know the Earth is suspended in space? Job could only know through divine inspiration." - Adrian Rogers

"Suicide is cheating the doctor out of job." - Josh Billings

"A thing of beauty is a job forever." - Milton Berle

"Death Of A Salesman is a great acting job." - Ken Stott

"Every job requires a certain riding of a horse." - Tom Hanks

"Its sort of my job to feel good." - A J Jacobs

""Life Diamond". . . Job. Family. Society. Sense of Self..." - Wayne Dyer

"It is the job of leaders to eliminate uncertainty." - Colin Powell

"Stop giving someone else the job of making you happy." - Joyce Meyer

"Marvel does a great job of making their characters human." - Timothy Miller

"No one every listened themselves out of a job." - Calvin Coolidge

"The thing about Barack Obama, just from being around him, is he's cooler than the other politicians, but just nerdy enough to do the job. Like you can't be really cool and be the president." - Chris Rock

"Is it me or is President Bush's life starting to sound like a country song. He's from Texas, his dog just died, and it looks like he might lose his job. Next thing, his truck is going to break down." - Jay Leno

"Republicans are now saying that Dan Rather should lose his job because he misled the country with bogus information. Which is odd because the Democrats are saying the exact same thing about President Bush." - Jay Leno

"First ladies are doing a lot. But the job remains undefined, frequently misunderstood, and subject to political attacks far nastier in some ways than those any President has ever faced." - Margaret Truman Daniel

"Certainly in the next 50 years we shall see a woman president, perhaps sooner than you think. A woman can and should be able to do any political job that a man can do." - Richard Nixon

"President Reagan always gave the credit to the American people and American ideals. He treated his job as a valuable temporary loan from the American people, a loan that should be respected and returned with dutiful appreciation." - Bill Jenkins

"I am not a party candidate, and if elected cannot be President of a party, but the President of the whole people." - Zachary Taylor

"It is not the job of mathematicians... to do correct arithmetical operations. It is the job of bank accountants." - Samuil Shatunovsky

"I would not be President because I do not aspire to be President. But l'm sure that a woman will be President. When? I don't know. It depends. I don't think the woods are full of candidates today." - Ella T. Grasso

"When President Chirac gave [President] Bush a souvenir statue of the Eiffel Tower... Bush said 'This is great! A little oil rig!'" - Jay Leno

"Newly released transcripts reveal that President Nixon was drunk during the Arab-Israeli crisis of 1973. After hearing this, President Bush said, 'Hey, so was I!'" - Conan O'Brien

"My mother believed and my father believed that if I wanted to be president of the United States, I could be, I could be Vice President!" - Joe Biden

"If the president of the United States, if he's smart, if he needs help, he'd come. I could do a favor for the president" - Paul Castellano

"When I mentioned about Adlai Stevenson, if he was vice president there would never have been an assassination of our beloved President Kennedy" - Jack Ruby

"I'm really excited about the prospect of a woman president of the United States." - Barack Obama

"I hereby resign this office of president of the United States." - Richard Nixon

"It is the second job of literature to create myth. But its first job is to destroy it." - Kenzaburo Oe

"In nature, everything has a job. The job of the fog is to beautify further the existing beauties!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"Parent's job = Prepare the child for the world. Parent of autistic child's job = Prepare the world for the child." - Stuart Duncan

"There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what." - Mitt Romney

"Join me in welcoming the next president of the United States, Paul Ryan." - Mitt Romney

"Now look! That damned cowboy is president of the United States!" - Mark Hanna

"I like a President who tells jokes instead of appointing them." - Bob Hope

"Only a madman or an actor would want to be President of the United States." - Mick Jagger

"No man will ever be president of the United States who spells Negro with two g's." - William H Seward

"Harry Truman proves that old adage that any man can become President of the United States." - Norman Thomas

"Now look, that damned cowboy is President of the United States." - Marcus A. Hanna

"I've never heard of any president being so close to his people." - Ho Chi Minh

"The words of the President have an enormous weight and ought not to be used indiscriminately." - Calvin Coolidge

"And I think Hillary Clinton is able to be elected president of the United States." - Joe Biden

"Then I was president of the Bakelite Corporation from 1910 to 1930" - Leo Baekeland

"I will be the president of the nation who keeps pledges." - Park Geun-hye

"Wisdom is essential in a president, the appearance of wisdom will do in a candidate." - Eric Sevareid

"Why do members of my party constantly go after the president personally?" - Michael Steele

"I think President Obama really does get the value of the arts." - Herb Alpert

"Why would I want to be president? I'm the king of Disneyland." - Walt Disney

"I never had ambition to become president of the state or to accomplish more than men." - Dalia Grybauskaite

"All I ever wanted to be president of was the American League." - A Bartlett Giamatti

"President Carter inherited an impossible situation - and he and his advisers made the worst of it." - Gaddis Smith

"In America, anybody can be president. That's one of the risks you take." - Adlai Stevenson

"While President, I have been President - emphatically." - Theodore Roosevelt

"The future of America may or may not bring forth a black President, a woman President, a Jewish President, but it most certainly always will have a suburban President. A President whose senses have been defined by the suburbs, where lakes and public baths mutate into back yards and freeways, where walking means driving, where talking means telephoning, where watching means TV, and where living means real, imitation life." - Arthur Kroker

"The President is not only the leader of a party, he is the President of the whole people. He must interpret the conscience of America. He must guide his conduct by the idealism of our people." - Herbert Hoover

"Some men never master anything other than the details of a job. Others master the main idea back of the job." - William Feather

"Wasn't Winston Churchill the first black president of America? There's a statue of him near me... that's black..." - Danielle O'Hara

"There are a number of people who won't be president in 2009, and Mark Warner is one of them." - Grover Norquist

"My knowledge of the state of President Roosevelt's health was derived entirely from conversations, from newspaper articles and from photographs." - David Bruce

"Hillary Clinton is unworthy of being the President of the United States; she has done nothing important that is good" - Dennis Prager

"When it comes to giving tax breaks to the wealthy of this country, the President has a heart of gold." - Tip O'Neill

"I'm not impressed with the power of a corporate president. I am impressed with the power of ideas." - Ken Mason

"Anyone who thinks that the vice-president can take a position independent of the president of his administration simply has no knowledge of politics or government. You are his choice in a political marriage, and he expects your absolute loyalty." - Hubert Humphrey

"In the fall of 1972, President Nixon announced that the rate of increase of inflation was decreasing. This was the first time a president used the third derivative to advance his case for reelection." - Hugo Rossi

"There is job growth in renewables, there is job growth in energy efficiency and there is job growth in developing innovative industries and technologies to successfully meet the challenge of climate change." - Peter Garrett

"Mouth guard. And I think we'll start you in goal." Goal sounded like a special job. I didn't want a special job, unless that special job involved sitting on the side under a pile of blankets." - Maureen Johnson

"The thought of being President frightens me and I do not think I want the job." - Ronald Reagan

"The job of an elected president is to overcome the past and change the playing field." - Ashraf Ghani

"Visiting stores and testing products is one of the critical elements of the analyst's job." - Peter Lynch

"My job, one of them, in science, was to find the gods inside of us." - Howard Bloom

"The central job of schools is to maximize the capacity of each students." - Carol Ann Tomlinson

"The consequences of President Johnsons campaign of deliberate deception regarding Vietnam could hardly have been more catastrophic for the nation, the military, the president, his party, and the presidency itself." - Eric Alterman

"Bin Laden was once targeted by President Clinton. President Clinton wanted to kill him but couldn't get him. Of course not, we all know what kind of aim Clinton has." - Jay Leno

"President Bush got an early Christmas gift. This week, President Bush was chosen as 'Person of the Year' by Time magazine. Not only that, Martha Stewart was chosen as person of the year by Doing Time magazine." - Conan O'Brien

"I had unknowingly passed along false information. And five of the highest-ranking officials in the administration were involved in my doing so: Rove, Libby, the vice president, the president's chief of staff and the president himself." - Scott Mcclellan

"As Vice President one of the things I spend time on is the continuity of government; that's the main reason I'm here is a back up for the President if anything happens to him." - Dick Cheney

"President Bush will go down in history as the torture president. He has now defied a majority of Congress to allow the use of interrogation techniques that any reasonable observer would call torture." - Jennifer Daskal

"I don't do my job to catch the bad guys. Why would I want to do that? No, I do my job to make order out of chaos." - Jeff Lindsay

"Each job you have has it's own challenges. One of the great things about my job, is that each film is a different journey." - Sam Worthington

"Pay off your student loan. Even if you don't have a job...Because when you finally get a job you're going to be one of us." - Bill Cosby

"Nothing would please the Kremlin more than to have the people of this country choose a second rate president." - Richard M. Nixon

"It is very important that the president thematically shows where we're going in terms of the vision and an agenda." - Bill Frist

"The President is aware of what is going on. That is not to say that something is going on." - Ron Ziegler

"If you asked central casting in Hollywood for somebody to play the role of President, they'd send you John Connally." - Phil Crane

"It's discouraging how hard it is for a President to slice away large chunks of a $305 billion budget." - Gerald R Ford

"While the question of who killed President Kennedy is important, the question 'what killed him' is more important." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"He didn't know why he had become president of the galaxy, except that it seemed a fun thing to be." - Douglas Adams

"History should remember Blair and Bush as the killers of children or as the lying prime minister and president." - Mahathir Mohamad

"In a new poll 54 percent believed President Bush exaggerated the size of Iraq's missile threat. Hey, he's a guy." - Craig Kilborn

"I don't think anyone has ever announced running for president that they want to change the Bill of Rights." - George Will

"President Obama's actions are an unconscionable betrayal of America's fundamental values and a profound insult to the oppressed Cuban people." - Mario Diaz-Balart

"Unless a president can protect the privacy of the advice he gets, he cannot get the advice he needs." - Richard Nixon

"I am confident that I can serve my country without being involved as the president of the country now." - Jean-Bertrand Aristide

"One of the first lessons a president has to learn is that every word he says weighs a ton." - Calvin Coolidge

"Now that I am no longer President, I find I can no longer win every game of golf I play." - George H W Bush

"Don't people know that they don't have to heckle the president of the United States? That's what Congress is for." - Bob Hope

"A President Roosevelt comes only once in a century. I believe God knew and does know of the need of the world at this moment. I don't believe President Roosevelt is an accident in time, or that it is an accident that he is President for a third time. I believe that Franklin D. Roosevelt truly is the voice of liberty in the world." - Lyndon B Johnson

"Shortly after taking office in 1993, President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore called for a shift in American technology policy toward an expansion of public investments in partnerships with private industry." - Lewis M. Branscomb

"Impeach the President and the Vice President, they are traitors to America, and so are all of their supporters. Impeach! Anyone in congress who refuses to save our union from these traitors by doing nothing needs to be recalled." - Roseanne Barr

"President Bush got a little upset with a reporter for calling him 'sir' instead of 'Mr. President.' Man, how upset is he going to be after the election when they start calling him George again?" - Jay Leno

"President Bush said he was 'troubled' by gay people getting married in San Francisco. He said on important issues like this the people should make the decision, not judges. Unless of course we're choosing a president, then he prefers judges." - Jay Leno

"Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter has filed papers to run for president. But in his official filing, he misspelled the word 'president.' Political experts say it's all part of Hunter's plan to attract Bush supporters." - Conan O'Brien

"Being president is as difficult as writing the perfect poem. And being president is as effortless as writing the perfect poem. Always a Reckoning, my first collection of poetry, was described by Booklist as 'keenly evocative.'" - Jimmy Carter

"It's tougher to be a football coach than the President of the United States. You've got four years as a president, and they guard you. A football coach doesn't have anyone to protect him when things go wrong." - Harry S Truman

"I am proud to live in a country with an African-American president. But President Obama cannot be proud of the fact that the prevalence of black poverty has actually increased under his leadership, the specific policies advanced by the president and his allies on the left amount to little more than throwing money at the problem and walking away." - Rick Perry

"The ascent is the aim of your life and to perfect it is your job." - Nirmala Srivastava



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