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A president, however, must stand somewhat apart, as all great presidents have known instinctively. Then the language which has the power to survive its own utterance is the most likely to move those to whom it is immediately spoken. J. R. Pole#Presidency 65
J. R. Pole#Presidency 65
But there are advantages to being elected President. The day after I was elected, I had my high school grades classified Top Secret. Ronald Reagan#Presidency 63
Ronald Reagan#Presidency 63
Being a President is like riding a tiger. A man has to keep on riding or he is swallowed. Harry S Truman#Presidency 62
Harry S Truman#Presidency 62
Meeting Franklin Roosevelt was like opening your first bottle of champagne; knowing him was like drinking it. Sir Winston Churchill#Presidency 51
Sir Winston Churchill#Presidency 51
The office of president is a bastardized thing, half royalty and half democracy, that nobody knows whether to genuflect or spit. Jimmy Breslin#Presidency 47
Jimmy Breslin#Presidency 47
Under a Presidential government, a nation has, except at the electing moment, no influence; it has not the ballot-box before it; its virtue is gone, and it must wait till its instant of despotism again returns. Walter Bagehot#Presidency 46
Walter Bagehot#Presidency 46
The power confided in me will be used to hold, occupy and possess the property and places belonging to the government, and to collect the duties and imposts. Abraham Lincoln#Presidency 41
Abraham Lincoln#Presidency 41
To be President of the United States, sir, is to act as advocate for a blind, venomous, and ungrateful client; still, one must make the best of the case, for the purposes of Providence. John Updike#Presidency 39
John Updike#Presidency 39
But even the President of the United States sometimes must have to stand naked. Bob Dylan#Presidency 32
Bob Dylan#Presidency 32
It is of the nature of war to increase the executive at the expense of the legislative authority. Alexander Hamilton#Presidency 31
Alexander Hamilton#Presidency 31
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