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Presidents Day: Celebrating Leadership and Enduring Quotes

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Presidents Day, established in 1971 under the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, was intended to grant American workers more 3-day weekends. Over time, it has transformed into a commemoration of the collective contributions of all American presidents.

Since George Washington assumed office in 1789 as the nation's inaugural president, we've seen a total of 45 men who have served in 46 presidencies, holding the highest office in our country. Among them, their words echo through the ages, resonating with relevance regardless of the passage of time. These quotes, spanning centuries, have endured, offering lasting wisdom that continues to shape our lives in 2024 and beyond, regardless of anyone’s political affiliations.

“One person can make a difference and everyone should try."  

― John F Kennedy

"Let your voice be heard. Whenever you have a chance, say something good about our country." 

-- Jimmy Carter

“Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to God.”

― Ronald Reagan  

"It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit."

-- Harry S Truman

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Carol Williams
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Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Good morning, Dorie.
I love all the quotes you selected.
Happy President's day!

Feb 19, 2024 06:27 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Thank you Carol Williams !

Feb 19, 2024 04:24 PM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

It is interesting to see how things have changed over the last few decades. We have gone from leaders who praise our country to leaders who apologize for it. 

Feb 19, 2024 06:29 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Amen Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty and how are we going to change that? Get out and vote!

Feb 19, 2024 04:25 PM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Dorie, from school days, this is the one that stuck in my mind..."Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country." - John F. Kennedy

Feb 19, 2024 06:34 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

This is a favorite of mine Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 !

Feb 19, 2024 04:25 PM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

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Feb 19, 2024 06:44 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

What real estate report Bill Salvatore - East Valley ? It's Presidents Day....Happy President's Day!!

Feb 19, 2024 06:46 PM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

All great quotes ! Our current President is unlikely to be added to the list because he can get to the end of a sentence !

Feb 19, 2024 07:02 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

agrees Michael J. Perry !

Feb 19, 2024 06:46 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Dorie and I wish more people would say what Jimmy Carter has to say but we do not hear that many people saying that today.  

Feb 19, 2024 08:14 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

So true Will Hamm ! as Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty stated "We have gone from leaders who praise our country to leaders who apologize for it."

Feb 19, 2024 06:47 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
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Dorie

all the great Presidents our country has every had, had one thing in common.  They all put America First. 

Happy Presidents Day

Feb 19, 2024 01:23 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Most of them George Souto .

Feb 19, 2024 06:48 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Dorie- loved the quotes! I have always loved Harry Truman's quote. 

Feb 19, 2024 01:33 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

It is a favorite quote of mine too Kathy Streib 

Feb 19, 2024 06:48 PM
Gloria Todor
Premier Property Sales & Rentals - Springfield, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

Dorie, I did not realize this holiday was only established in 1971.  Thank you for the quotes.

Feb 19, 2024 03:08 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

You are most welcome Gloria Todor 

Feb 19, 2024 06:49 PM
Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Homes

"Let your voice be heard. Whenever you have a chance, say something good about our country." 

-- Jimmy Carter

 

all good but this one resonates with me today especially. 

Feb 19, 2024 05:00 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Its a powerful and true quote Joyce Marsh 

Feb 19, 2024 06:49 PM
John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Hello Dorie Dillard Austin TX thank you, Happy Presidents Day to you and to all. Great quotes for Presidents Day!

Feb 19, 2024 06:08 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Thank you John Pusa 

Feb 19, 2024 06:49 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Great post Dorie Dillard Austin TX  not a fan of the peanut farmer.... not surprisingly he was a Naval Academy guy.... Endre

Feb 19, 2024 11:36 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Chef Endre Barath, Jr. , on of the few quotes the peanut farmer made that made sense!

Feb 20, 2024 05:10 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

That's a nice collection of presidential quotes, Dorie. I like John F. Kennedy's best.

Feb 20, 2024 03:37 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Hi Myrl Jeffcoat ,

John F, Kennedy's quote is one of my all time favorites and I can hear him saying it!

Feb 20, 2024 05:11 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

It sure seems that the office of the president doesn't quite mean what it used to mean or what it was meant to mean, haha.

Feb 20, 2024 05:29 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Dorie, for sharing your selection of quotes.

Feb 20, 2024 07:12 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
The Grit and Gratitude Agent

I too appreciated the quotes you shared. Several of my favorites are from "Silent Cal" Coolidge.

 

We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once.

Feb 20, 2024 08:28 AM