Once Upon a Time When America Was America

Some thought-provoking quotes by American patriots throughout history that remind us of what we’ve lost .

“Man can be as big as he wants.” — President John F. Kennedy

“The People have often made mistakes, but given time and the facts, they will make the corrections.” — President Harry S. Truman

“It is the American belief in decency and justice and progress and the value of individual liberty, because of the rights conferred upon each of us by our Creator, that will carry us through…There must be something in the heart as well as in the head.” — Dwight D. Eisenhower

“I’ll tell you what leadership is. It’s persuasion — and conciliation — and education — and patience. It’s long, slow, tough work.” – President Dwight D. Eisenhower

“His (the president’s) position takes the imagination of the country. He is the representative of no constituency, but of the whole people. When he speaks in his true character, he speaks for no special interest.” — Woodrow Wilson

“No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.” — Edmund Burke

“We make our own history. The course of history is directed by the choices we make and our choices grow out of the ideas, the beliefs, the values, the dreams of the people.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

“The people cannot be too careful in the choice of their Presidents.” — John Adams

“The form of government which prevails is the expression of what cultivation exists in the population which permits it.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Man’s capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but man’s inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary.” — Reinhold Niebuhr

“…only the President represents the national interest. Upon him converge all the needs and aspirations of all parts of the country…all nations of the world.” — John F. Kennedy

“The Presidency is…pre-eminently a place of moral leadership.” –– Franklin D. Roosevelt

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