In America, anyone can become president. That’s the problem.
I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.
Some people want to be bank presidents. Other people want to rob banks.
Doris Kearns Goodwin
Once a president gets to the White House, the only audience that is left that really matters is history.
In my country we go to prison first and then become President.
Imagine a president who was elected who spent all his time talking about his election…he ordered studies on how he was elected…people wouldn’t be happy…right, you are elected to do something…it’s the same thing with our own election.
Michael Scott (Fictional Character)
“I love babies. I think they are beautiful in all sorts of different ways. I try to pick up and hold a baby every day, if possible, because it nourishes me. It feeds my soul. Babies are drawn to me. And I think it’s because they see me as one of them. But … cooler and with my life put together a little bit more. If a baby were president, there would be no taxes. There would be no war. There would be no … government, and … things could get terrible. And actually probably it would be a better screenplay idea than a serious suggestion.”
Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half.
George W. Bush
To those of you who received honors, awards and distinctions, I say well done. And to the C students, I say you, too, can be president of the United States.
Commencement address at Yale University, New Haven, Conn., 21 May 2001
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