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We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.


Abraham Lincoln


#inaugural-address #us-presidents #nature

I must study Politicks and War that my sons may have liberty to study Mathematicks and Philosophy. My sons ought to study Mathematicks and Philosophy, Geography, natural History, Naval Architecture, navigation, Commerce and Agriculture, in order to give their Children a right to study Painting, Poetry, Musick, Architecture, Statuary, Tapestry and Porcelaine. (12 May 1780)


John Adams


#first-amendment #politics #presidents #scholorship #architecture

I've never been a fan of presidents who place blame on their predecessors or who accept credit for events that couldn't have been engineered so soon in their tenure.


Kathleen Parker


#been #blame #credit #engineered #events

Allow the President to invade a neighboring nation, whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose to say he deems it necessary for such purpose -- and you allow him to make war at pleasure. . . . If, today, he should choose to say he thinks it necessary to invade Canada to prevent the British from invading us, how could you stop him? You may say to him, 'I see no probability of the British invading us'; but he will say to you, 'Be silent; I see it, if you don't.


Abraham Lincoln


#government #separation-of-powers #us-presidents #president

The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battle-field, and patriot grave, to every living heart and hearth-stone, all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature. --as quoted in THE RIVER OF WINGED DREAMS


Abraham Lincoln


#angels #civil-war #democracy #destiny #determination

Writing is the great invention of the world.


Abraham Lincoln


#us-presidents #writing #writing-life #inspirational

Only kings, presidents, editors, and people with tapeworms have the right to use the editorial "we."


Mark Twain


#editors #kings #only #people #presidents

If presidents can't do it to their wives, they do it to their country.


Mel Brooks


#presidents #their #wives

Because of the increase in life longevity, America can now assume that at any given time three, and perhaps four, former presidents will still be alive, even when the current president is occupying the White House.


Tony Campolo


#america #any #assume #because #current






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