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Monday Motivational…Presidential Thoughts

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Monday Motivational…Presidential Thoughts


Today we celebrate our Presidents.  Our country has had 46 men who served as President of the United States. 

Quick…can you name all 46???


When angry count to ten before you speak. If very angry, count to one hundred.
Thomas Jefferson

We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone.
Ronald Reagan


The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything.
Theodore Roosevelt

Rather than go off on a tangent, I’d rather say that I was brought up to respect the office of the President of the United States.  I’ve had my favorites and met one prior to his becoming the 41st President. 

I included quotes from 3 of my favorite Presidents. 


A vote is like a rifle; its usefulness depends upon the character of the user. Theodore Roosevelt

We must reject the idea that every time a law's broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions. Ronald Reagan


Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add 'within the limits of the law' because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.

Thomas Jefferson


I cannot imagine what is was like for President George Washington who had no handbook on “How to govern the United States” to govern our newly born country. 

There have been hits and misses
but so far...knock wood...we're still here!


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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Good morning, Kathy.
My favorite quote is the one by Ronald Reagan that everyone can help someone. I think one of the problems these days is our government is trying to help those who won't help themselves and they're not interested in helping anyone else either. 

Feb 19, 2024 06:17 AM
Kathy Streib

Carol Williams Don't get me started!!!   I want to help those who are trying to work hard and do what they can. I have no interest in helping those who expect us to come to their rescue while they do nothing. 

Feb 19, 2024 05:04 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Kathy,

I have to say that Ronald Regan's quote is one of my favorites! We must get back to punishing our lawbreakers and hold them accountable for their actions. I don't know how we ever began to feel this isn't the way we handle lawbreakers. It's obvious a slap on the wrist is not working.

Feb 19, 2024 06:20 AM
Kathy Streib

HI Dorie Dillard Austin TX My personal belief is that there are entities who want this divide and chaos. Besides, who do you think those who have violated the law and been released will vote for??!!!!!  

Feb 19, 2024 05:08 PM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

I can name all the presidents. I thought it was 45 with Grover Alexander serving two non-consecutive terms. I will check on that.

Feb 19, 2024 06:26 AM
Kathy Streib

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty I'm horrible with history!!! 

Feb 19, 2024 05:09 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Kathy - call me unusual but I "test" myself with remembering all sorts of trivia.  One of those ways is attempting to remember the names of each President.  I also try to recall the names of my teachers too.  Elementary school is easier.  It grows less impressive as the years and numbers of instructors increase.  Recalling street names where I have lived as well as their order where in my life remains fairly accurate although recalling exact addresses has seemingly been removed from my mind.   


Even though it might be considered weird (I won't deny it) I can find endless things to fascinate me. 


As far as the quotes you shared, looking back as well as forward, provides much pondering potential.   

Feb 19, 2024 06:30 AM
Kathy Streib

Michael Jacobs ok, true confession. I'll try to list all of the NFL teams and Santa's reindeer,  the 7 dwarfs. When I was younger I could name all of the episodes of the original Star Trek. 

Feb 19, 2024 05:19 PM
Michael Jacobs

Kathy Streib - I have played the reindeer name game as well as members of Snow White's gang but have not attempted listing all of the NFL teams. I might do better with MLB - maybe I could try that first.  ⚾

Feb 19, 2024 06:45 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

Kathy, 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 06:33 AM
Kathy Streib

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 I think many of us from that era remember that quote. It is still relevant. 

Feb 19, 2024 05:20 PM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Kathy you are looking to open a huge can of worms with this blog.  I like it, Bill

Bill Salvatore Arizona Elite Properties

Feb 19, 2024 06:48 AM
Kathy Streib

HI Bill Salvatore - East Valley Why Bill....I don't know what you mean??!!LOL

Feb 19, 2024 05:24 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kathy so you were lucky to meet George Bush, that was good for you.  Thanks for the quotes to share with us on this special day!


Feb 19, 2024 07:48 AM
Kathy Streib

Will Hamm he was our Congressman when I was in high school. When we went on our senior trip to DC, he met us and took treated us to lunch. 

Feb 19, 2024 05:27 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Monday morning, Kathy. I doubt that I could name all of the presidents. I will have to take a look at the list.

I like your quote selections. 

Feb 19, 2024 09:29 AM
Kathy Streib

Roy Kelley I may try to make a list to see how many I can name. 

Feb 19, 2024 05:27 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy all the great Presidents our country has every had, had one thing in common.  They all put America First.  We need to once again elect a President whose first priority is to do that again.  We need to Making America Great Again!!!

Happy Presidents Day

Feb 19, 2024 01:20 PM
Kathy Streib

George Souto you're singing my song and speaking my language. I believe our forefathers did not mean for politics to be a career. 

Feb 19, 2024 05:29 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Wow Kathy Streib  loved your quote from President Ronald Regan, wish the whole country would read this quote:)Endre

Feb 19, 2024 11:46 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

There was a time when I could name all the presidents.  But, that was when I was in 6th grade, when there were only 33 of them.

Feb 20, 2024 03:34 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

You asking if we can name all the past presidents lead me to wonder if our current president could, haha.  I heard someone talking about their grandmother thinking Biden was dead and him saying that it is getting more and more difficult to defend that he is actually still alive, haha, made me laugh, but also sad that it is true.

Feb 20, 2024 05:28 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Kathy. Don't know how I missed your post on Monday and then again I do as I am taking some time off from the Rain. By the way, agree with Teddy Roosevelt. Enjoy your day.

Feb 24, 2024 04:49 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I'm not sure how I missed this one! I love all the quotes and am partial to the two Reagan quotes.

Feb 24, 2024 05:40 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

I know I cannot name all of the presidents and I do feel I can name all of the good presidents and don't have to worry about any of them in this century,

Feb 24, 2024 06:28 AM
Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Homes

Ronald Reagan’s quote is my favorite by far. I honestly don’t think I could recite all of the presidents accurately but I’m sure going to check the list. Great post for Presidents Day! 

Feb 26, 2024 12:26 AM