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

"I took an oath of office to the Constitution, I didn't take an oath of office to my party or my president." - Chuck Hagel

"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

"The high office of the President has been used to foment a plot to destroy the American's freedom and before I leave office, I must inform the citizens of this plight." - John F Kennedy

"The president of the United States, whoever it is, deserves a certain level of reverence and respect just because of the office he holds." - Chris Matthews

"Since President Bush took office in 2001, this Congress has supported an agenda of democracy, freedom and expansion of rights for all peoples throughout the world." - Ginny Brown-Waite

"So far as Im concerned, Ronald Reagan was the best president. Nixon was the worst. Some of his policies were okay, but he disgraced the office." - Charles Krauthammer

"You really have to experience the feeling of being with the president in the Oval Office. ... It's a disease I came to call Ovalitis." - John The Apostle

"President Bush has unveiled his first campaign commercial, highlighting all of his accomplishes in office. That's why it's a 60-second spot." - Jay Leno

"You really have to experience the feeling of being with the president in the oval office... It's a disease I came to call Ovalitis." - John Dean

"The office of president is a bastardized thing, half royalty and half democracy that nobody knows whether to genuflect or spit." - Jimmy Breslin

"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

"The president made clear when he was a candidate for this office and when he took this office, that unfortunately prior to his taking office, because of the focus on Iraq, and the U.S. efforts there, that the original war, if you will, in Afghanistan had been neglected, the strategy there was unclear, and that it was not properly resourced." - Jay Carney

"I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States" - George W Bush

"I also wish that the Pledge of Allegiance were directed at the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, as it is when the President takes his oath of office, rather than to the flag and the nation" - Carl Sagan

"This process of election affords a moral certainty that the office of President will seldom fall to the lot of any many who is not in an eminent degree endowed with the requisite qualifications." - Alexander Hamilton

"If I were to make public these tapes, containing blunt and candid remarks on many different subjects, the confidentiality of the office of the president would always be suspect." - Richard Nixon

"Franklin D. Roosevelt is no crusader. He is no tribune of the people. He is no enemy of entrenched privilege. He is a pleasant man who, without any important qualifications for the office, would very much like to be President." - Walter Lippmann

"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

"With Republicans in control of the Senate for the first time since Barack Obama took office, the president may find it harder to appoint left-wing lawyers to judgeships. Whether he compromises on some of his nominees, including any to the Supreme Court, may depend on the willingness of the new Republican majority to engage the president on judicial philosophy." - Terry Eastland

"Tanzania is standing by the people of Zimbabwe including President Mugabe... Mugabe is there, he is president, he has been elected. If Tanzania had simply said, stupid, you're hopeless, a murderer, a violator of basic human rights; does that remove Mugabe from office? It doesn't." - Jakaya Kikwete

"Since President Obama assumed office three years ago, federal spending has accelerated at a pace without precedent in recent history." - Mitt Romney

"There is no constitutional or legal requirement that the President shall take the oath of office in the presence of the People but there is so manifest an appropriateness in the public induction to office of the chief executive officer of the nation that from the beginning of the Government the people to whose service the official oath consecrates the officer, have been called to witness the solemn ceremonial" - Benjamin Harrison

"Some of the offers that have come to me would never have come if I had not been President. That means these people are trying to hire not Calvin Coolidge, but a former President of the United States. I can't make that kind of use of the office.... I can't do anything that might take away from the Presidency any of its dignity, or any of the faith people have in it." - Calvin Coolidge

"In a democracy, the most important office is the office of citizen" - Louis D Brandeis

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

"I believe in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute - where no Catholic prelate would tell the president (should he be Catholic) how to act, and no Protestant minister would tell his parishoners for whom to vote - where no church or church school is granted any public funds or political preference - and where no man is denied public office merely because his religion differs from the president who might appoint him or the people who might elect him." - John F Kennedy

"Critics have noted Schwarzenegger's only previous government experience was serving under President Bush senior as Chairman of the Council of Physical Fitness, a largely symbolic office, where Schwarzenegger's only responsibility was doing hundreds of jumping jacks he was going to do anyway." - Jon Stewart

"Appeasing the Castro brothers will only cause other tyrants from Caracas to Tehran to Pyongyang to see that they can take advantage of President Obama's naivete during his final two years in office. As a result, America will be less safe as a result of the President's change in policy." - Marco Rubio

"I would not have suffered my name to have been used by my friends on anywise as President of the United States, or candidate for that office, if I and my friends could have had the privilege of enjoying our religious and civil rights as American citizens, even those rights which the Constitution guarantees unto all her citizens alike." - Joseph Smith Jr

"Why would anyone want to be President today? The answer is not one of glory, or fame; today the burdens of the office outweigh its privileges. Its not because the Presidency offers a chance to be somebody, but because it offers a chance to do something." - Richard Nixon

"I think I governed effectively. I don't have any doubts about that. I had the benefit, when I was in office, of having an excellent relationship with the Republican Party. We had superb bipartisan support and we had the highest batting average of any president since the Second World War, except Lyndon Johnson. He had a little better average than I did." - Jimmy Carter

"You know, when a president is about to leave office, most of the time most people are dying for him to go on and get out of there. But there are a few little rituals that have to be observed. One of them is that the president must host the incoming president in the White House, smile as if they love each other and give the American people the idea that democracy is peaceful and honourable and there will be a good transfer of power" - Nancy Gibbs

"I respect the office of the president." - Jan Brewer

"I have never been a quitter. To leave office before my term is completed is opposed to every instinct in my body. But as president I must put the interests of America first Therefore, I shall resign the presidency effective at noon tomorrow." - Richard Nixon

"If George Bush [Jr.] decided he was going to turn the troops loose on Syria and Iran after that he would last in office for about 15 minutes. In fact if President Bush were to try that now even I would think that he ought to be impeached. You can't get away with that sort of thing in this democracy." - Lawrence Eagleburger

"President David O. McKay put it beautifully when he said, speaking of mothers, 'This ability and willingness properly to rear children, the gift to love, and eagerness, yes, longing to express it in soul development, make motherhood the noblest office or calling in the world. . .' (Gospel Ideals, Salt Lake City: Improvement Era, 1953, pp. 453-54)." - H. Burke Peterson

"'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

"Politics was not just about winning the election, it was about winning decisively-having the momentum to carry out one's vision. Historically, any president who squeaked into office on a narrow margin accomplished much less; he was weakened right out of the gate, and Congress never seemed to let him forget it." - Dan Brown

"We need a president who will lead with a stronger, more consistent foreign policy. We also need our commander in chief to put more faith in military leadership who have all of the combat experience. It's bad policy to try to micromanage too much operationally and tactically from a desk in the Oval Office." - Lee Zeldin

"There's no doubt that I'm a better president now than when I first took office. This is not a job where there's a manual, and over time you get a better sense of what's important, what's not, how to see around corners and anticipate problems, as opposed to just managing problems once they've arrived." - Barack Obama

"I think it absolutely necessary that the President should have the power of removing his subordinates from office; it will make him, in a peculiar manner, responsible for their conduct, and subject him to impeachment himself, if he suffers them to perpetrate with impunity high crimes or misdemeanors against the United States, or neglects to superintend their conduct, so as to check their excesses." - James Madison

"I got a lot of Ph.D.-types and smart people around me who come into the Oval Office and say, 'Mr. President, here's what's on my mind.' And I listen carefully to their advice. But having gathered the device, I decide, you know, I say, 'This is what we're going to do.'" - George W Bush

"I didn't vote for [President Bush]. But I've never said anything bad about the guy because I have respect for the office." - Jon Bon Jovi

"Both candidates for president talk about balancing the budget ten years from now. Even if they win, they won't be in office then." - Virgil Goode

"I'm a war president. I make decisions here in the Oval Office and foreign policy matters with war on my mind." - George W Bush

"All office workers are afraid of being late for work." - Stefan Zweig

"The party out of office becomes the articulate one." - Mason Cooley

"Republicans can't run for office without the support of business." - Tucker Carlson

"That is the kind of America in which I believe. And it represents the kind of Presidency in which I believe - a great office that must neither be humbled by making it the instrument of any one religious group nor tarnished by arbitrarily withholding its occupancy from the members of any one religious group. I believe in a President whose religious views are his own private affair, neither imposed by him upon the Nation or imposed by the Nation upon him as a condition to holding that office." - John F Kennedy

"The larger office, the corner space, the extra window are the teddy bears and tricycles of adult office life" - Willard Gaylin

"The President of the United States would be liable to be impeached, tried, and upon conviction of treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors, removed from office; and would afterwards be liable to prosecution and punishment in the ordinary course of law. The person of the King of Great Britain is sacred and inviolable: There is no constitutional tribunal to which he is amenable, no punishment to which he can be subjected without involving the crisis of a national revolution." - Alexander Hamilton

"The truth of the matter is one knows what it's like being the president. Not I, nor any president to come hence. This is because life, thankfully, offers deeper quandaries. While in office, I would often wake up in a daze, wondering how I could wiggle my toes without even thinking it so, or why hair grows only on certain places and not our entire bodies, or why we aren't completely bald, or why we must close our eyes and sleep every night, or any of the millions of particulars of daily existence, let alone that I was elected the leader of an entire nation." - George Washington

"In his address of 19 September 1796, given as he prepared to leave office, President George Washington spoke about the importance of morality to the country's well-being: Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, Religion and Morality are indispensable supports. . . . And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. . . . Can it be that Providence has not connected the permanent felicity of a Nation with its virtue?" - George Washington

"No man who enters upon the office to which I have succeeded can fail to recognize how every president of the United States has placed special reliance upon his faith in God. Every president has taken comfort and courage when toldthat the Lord 'will be with thee. He will not fail thee nor forsake thee. Fear not-neither be thou dismayed.' Each of our presidents in his own way has placed a special trust in God. Those who were strongest intellectually were also strongest spiritually." - John F Kennedy

"If Washington were President now, he would have to learn our ways or lose his next election. Only fools and theorists imagine that our society can be handled with gloves or long poles. One must make one's self a part of it. If virtue won't answer our purpose, we must use vice, or our opponents will put us out of office, and this was as true in Washington's day as it is now, and always will be." - Henry Adams

"Nearly everyone who is unemployed votes "Democrat." Nearly every immigrant, at least in the first generation, votes "Democrat." Nearly every non-white American votes "Democrat." The GOP know that so intellectually and financially bankrupt an administration should never have been re-elected - indeed, given the scale of electoral fraud practiced by the "Democrats," he may not actually have been re-elected (always supposing that he had the constitutional right to hold the office of president in the first place)." - Christopher Monckton, 3rd Viscount Monckton of Brenchley

"At the end of our lives, we will not be judged by the highest public office we attained in our lifetime, if that were true the current president (George W. Bush) would hold as much esteem as Franklin Roosevelt in our country, and Nelson Mandela in his. That cannot be the case. Rather, we will each be judged by the mark we've left on others." - Elizabeth Edwards

"I decided that I was ready to assume this position when I discovered that the chance to save the country was very meager. I was prepared to sacrifice myself for this country and its 90 million people. They want food, fuel and electricity and yearn for a decent life. Any president who does not pay attention to such details or is unable to provide the minimum level of stability should leave office." - Abdel Fattah el-Sisi

"Office of the Vice President... The Council on Competativeness." - Dan Quayle

"I believe in a president whose religious views are his own private affair, neither imposed by him upon the nation, or imposed by the nation upon him as a condition to holding that office." - John F Kennedy

"It's important to be qualified, but if election 2016 is a resume competition, then Hillary Clinton's gonna be the next president, because she's been in office and in government longer than anybody else." - Marco Rubio

"If I'm elected president, let me tell you about my first day in office. The first thing I intend to do is to rescind every illegal and unconstitutional executive action taken by Barack Obama." - Ted Cruz

"Beyond [Barack Obama] having made history as the first African-American president, I hope that he gets re-elected for what he does while in office, not for his skin color. I certainly believe he has the capacity." - Lenny Kravitz

"...we live in a selectively infantilized culture where twentysomethings are children if they're serving in the Third Infantry Division in Ramadi but grown-ups making rational choices if they drop to the broadloom in President Clinton's Oval Office..." - Mark Steyn

"When I leave the office on January 20th, I will leave even more idealistic than I was the day I took the oath of office." - William J Clinton

"Nowadays, for the sake of the advantage which is to be gained from the public revenues and from office, men want to be always in office." - Aristotle

"The duty imposed upon him [the president] to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, follows out the strong injunctions of his oath of office, that he will 'preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution.' The great object of the executive department is to accomplish this purpose; and without it, be the form of government whatever it may, it will be utterly worthless for offence or defense; for the redress of grievances or the protection of rights; for the happiness, or good order, or safety of the people." - Joseph Story

"For myself the delay [in assuming the office of the President] may be compared with a reprieve; for in confidence I assure you, with the world it would obtain little credit that my movements to the chair of Government will be accompanied by feelings not unlike those of a culprit who is going to the place of his execution: so unwilling am I, in the evening of a life nearly consumed in public cares, to quit a peaceful abode for an Ocean of difficulties, without that competency of political skill, abilities and inclination which is necessary to manage the helm." - George Washington

"The attitude of the leader affects the atmosphere of the office" - John C Maxwell

"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

"The office of poetry is not to make us think accurately, but feel truly." - Frederick William Robertson

"He that hath a calling, hath an office of profit and honor." - Benjamin Franklin

"Were it not for my little jokes, I could not bear the burdens of this office." - Abraham Lincoln

"We shouldn't leave the work of politics to people who run for public office." - Hillary Clinton

"After I chased the werewolf and the vampire out of my office, I changed my clothes." - Ilona Andrews

"NEPOTISM, n. Appointing your grandmother to office for the good of the party." - Ambrose Bierce

"Whiskey claims to itself alone the exclusive office of sot-making." - Thomas Jefferson

"See and be seen. Get out of your office, walk around, make yourself visible and accessible." - J. Willard Marriott

"I feel I'm as qualified for office as any of the other comedians who are running." - Grace Hansen

"The longer I am out of office, the more infallible I appear to myself." - Henry Kissinger

"I've run for statewide office plenty of times, and people know me." - Bernie Sanders

"There is A madman inside of you Who is always running for office" - Hafez

"Friend, be not afraid of thy office, thou sendest me to God." - Thomas the Apostle

"The eyes, being in the highest part, have the office of sentinels." - Cicero

"If suffering brought wisdom, the dentist's office would be full of luminous ideas." - Mason Cooley

"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

"We women are callow fledglings as compared with the wise old birds who manipulate the political machinery, and we still hesitate to believe that a woman can fill certain positions in public life as competently and adequately as a man. For instance, it is certain that women do not want a woman for President. Nor would they have the slightest confidence in her ability to fulfill the functions of that office. Every woman who fails in a public position confirms this, but every woman who succeeds creates confidence." - Eleanor Roosevelt

"See, one of the interesting things in the Oval Office - I love to bring people into the Oval Office - right around the corner from here - and say, this is where I office, but I want you to know the office is always bigger than the person." - George W Bush

"I Kenneth Robert Livingstone, having been elected to the office of mayor of London, declare that I take that office upon myself, and will duly and faithfully fulfil the duties of it to the best of my judgement and ability." - Kenneth Robert Livingstone

"Golf is a fine relief from the tensions of office, but we are a little tired of holding the bag." - Adlai Stevenson

"The true office of religion is to bring out the whole nature of man in harmonious activity." - William Ellery Channing

"As the War Office of the United States was established in a time of peace, it is equally reasonable that a Peace Office should be established in a time of War." - Benjamin Rush

"Instead of being concerned that you have no office, be concerned to think how you may fit yourself for office. Instead of being concerned that you are not known, see to the (be?) worthy of being known." - Confucius

"I didnt set out with the notion of running for elective office; it sort of grew over time. And I honestly at times questioned if progressive change can be effected through elected office." - Bill De Blasio

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

"The office of the Vice-President is a greater honor than I ever dreamed of attaining." - Chester A Arthur

"Office tends to confer a dreadful plausibility on even the most negligible of those who hold it." - Mark Lawson

"The office of the scholar is to cheer, to raise, and to guide men by showing them facts amidst appearances." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"A sub-clerk in the post-office is the equal of a conqueror if consciousness is common to them." - Albert Camus

"Aristocracy is that form of government in which education and discipline are qualifications for suffrage and office holding." - Aristotle

"I have yet to hear of anyone who, on his deathbed, wished he'd spent more time at the office." - Joseph Stowell

"The shame would be if Democrats get thrown out of office without ever having tried Democratic policies." - Bill Maher

"When I'm in office I always keep Members of Parliament talking. If they stopped they might start thinking." - Winston Churchill

"I was in Graham's office the day he bought GEICO. Warren owns one-third of the stock today." - Walter Schloss

"The presidency is not merely an administrative office...It is pre-eminently a place of moral leadership." - Franklin D Roosevelt

"The office of government is not to confer happiness, but to give men opportunity to work out happiness for themselves." - William Ellery Channing

"The second office of the government is honorable and easy, the first is but a splendid misery." - Thomas Jefferson

"I'll leave you with one that I have hanging on my office wall, compliments of Nike: Impossible is nothing." - Muhammad Ali

"When I took the oath of office, I pledged loyalty to only one special interest group - "We the people"." - Ronald Reagan

"Satan was crouched in the corner of his office, playing a gameboy, 'Die alien scum' he was saying feverishly.." - Eoin Colfer

"The appointment of a woman to office is an innovation for which the public is not prepared, nor I." - Thomas Jefferson

"A candidate for office can have no greater advantage than muddled syntax; no greater liability than a command of language." - Marya Mannes

"Fortune, that with malicious joyDoes man her slave oppress,Proud of her office to destroy,Is seldom pleasd to bless." - John Dryden

"No man who ever held the office of president would congratulate a friend on obtaining it." - John Adams

"Being president of a major public university is the most political nonpolitical office around." - Gordon Gee

"When President Kennedy took office, I was in the midst of my education." - Buzz Aldrin

"I want to re-establish the people's trust in the office of president." - Andrej Kiska

"The mechanics vary from place to place and from office to office. The handling of SBUs can be different in the same agency just across the hall, one from another. There are virtually no standards." - Ted Gup

"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

"As a citizen, I would rather have a President McCain that we fight with 20% of the time, than a President Clinton or a President Obama that we fight with 90% of the time." - Newt Gingrich

"Sometimes the difference between two candidates is an important one in the immediate sense, and then I believe trying to get somebody into office, who is a little better, who is less dangerous, is understandable. But never forgetting that no matter who gets into office, the crucial question is not who is in office, but what kind of social movement do you have. Because if you have a powerful social movement, it doesn't matter who is in office." - Howard Zinn

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

"The president cannot escape from his office." - Dwight D Eisenhower

"President Bush went out touting his economic record in Ohio last week. Now this is a state that lost 225,000 jobs since Bush took office. You know, if Bush wants to tout his record, he should do it somewhere where the Bush economy has actually created jobs, like India, or Thailand, or China." - Jay Leno

"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 would be the worst president in the history of the United States. Unless you want the apocalypse to happen really soon then yes, I'll run for president." - Darren Criss

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

"No lover ever studied every whim of his mistress as I did those of President Roosevelt." - Winston Churchill

"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



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