Quote Quiz: Which President Said This?

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Quote Quiz: Which President Said This?
Phrases of famous people often remain in the collective memory. Especially when it comes to presidents. Their speeches are listened to and memorized by millions of people around the world. Let's see if you can determine which politician these phrases belong to!

“Recognizing and confronting our history is important. Transcending our history is essential. We are not limited by what we have done, or what we have left undone. We are limited only by what we are willing to do.”

Jimmy Carter

George W. Bush

Lyndon B. Johnson

Barack Obama

“The American, by nature, is optimistic. He is experimental, an inventor and a builder who builds best when called upon to build greatly.”

Richard Nixon

John F. Kennedy

Chester A. Arthur

Harry Truman

“A good leader can’t get too far ahead of his followers.”

Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Harry Truman

Andrew Jackson

Woodrow Wilson

“To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.”

James A. Garfield

Benjamin Harrison

Grover Cleveland

Theodore Roosevelt

“We do not need to fear the expression of ideas—we do need to fear their suppression.”

Harry S. Truman

George Washington

Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Bill Clinton

“Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.”

Thomas Jefferson

George Washington

John Adams

James Madison

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”

Barack Obama

Bill Clinton

George W. Bush

Richard Nixon

“Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.”

Barack Obama

Bill Clinton

George W. Bush

Donald Trump

“If you want to make enemies, try to change something.”

Grover Cleveland

Calvin Coolidge

Herbert Hoover

Woodrow Wilson

“We cannot overestimate the fervent love of liberty, the intelligent courage, and the sum of common sense with which our fathers made the great experiment of self-government.”

Grover Cleveland

Rutherford B. Hayes

James A. Garfield

Theodore Roosevelt

“If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong.”

Andrew Johnson

Abraham Lincoln

Ulysses S. Grant

Rutherford B. Hayes

“Popularity, I have always thought, may aptly be compared to a coquette—the more you woo her, the more apt she is to elude your embrace.”

John Tyler

Donald Trump

Barack Obama

Thomas Jefferson

“I am heartily rejoiced that my term is so near its close. I will soon cease to be a servant and will become a sovereign.”

John Adams

James Monroe

George Washington

James K. Polk

“The storm of frenzy and faction must inevitably dash itself in vain against the unshaken rock of the Constitution.”

James Madison

Franklin Pierce

Chester A. Arthur

Rutherford B. Hayes

“I want a kinder, gentler nation.”

Gerald Ford

Bill Clinton

George H.W. Bush

Dwight Eisenhower

“And so my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.”

William McKinley

Bill Clinton

William Howard Taft

John F. Kennedy

“Good ballplayers make good citizens.”

William Howard Taft

Calvin Coolidge

Warren G. Harding

Chester A. Arthur

“I have never advocated war except as a means of peace.”

Richard Nixon

Ulysses S. Grant

Andrew Johnson

Gerald Ford

“I know what I am fit for. I can command a body of men in a rough way; but I am not fit to be President.”

George Washington

Andrew Jackson

John Adams

Martin Van Buren

“A man is known by the company he keeps, and also by the company from which he is kept out.”

William Henry Harrison

James K. Polk

John Tyler

Grover Cleveland

“Truth is the glue that holds governments together. Compromise is the oil that makes governments go.”

Gerald Ford

Ronald Reagan

Franklin Pierce

Benjamin Harrison

“A little flattery will support a man through great fatigue.”

James Monroe

Woodrow Wilson

Rutherford B. Hayes

Grover Cleveland

“You cannot stop the spread of an idea by passing a law against it.”

Theodore Roosevelt

William Howard Taft

Harry Truman

Herbert Hoover

“The business of America is business.”

Theodore Roosevelt

Harry Truman

William McKinley

Calvin Coolidge

“You can fool all of the people some of the time, and some of the people all of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.”

James A. Garfield

James Buchanan

Abraham Lincoln

Zachary Taylor

“As to the Presidency, the two happiest days of my life were those of the entrance upon the office and my surrender of it.”

Andrew Jackson

Ulysses S. Grant

Franklin Pierce

Martin Van Buren

“The happiness of society is the end of government.”

John Adams

Andrew Jackson

Thomas Jefferson

Warren G. Harding

“There is nothing wrong with America that the faith, love of freedom, intelligence, and energy of her citizens cannot cure.”

Herbert Hoover

Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Calvin Coolidge

Dwight D. Eisenhower

“There is nothing wrong in America that can’t be fixed with what is right in America.”

John F. Kennedy

Bill Clinton

Lyndon B. Johnson

Jimmy Carter

“We did not come to fear the future. We came here to shape it.”

George H.W. Bush

George W. Bush

Barack Obama

Bill Clinton

“Honest conviction is my courage; the Constitution is my guide.”

William Howard Taft

Andrew Johnson

Ulysses S. Grant

Chester A. Arthur

“An honorable defeat is better than a dishonorable victory.”

Andrew Jackson

Andrew Johnson

Millard Fillmore

Abraham Lincoln

“I don’t know much about Americanism, but it’s a damn good word with which to carry an election.”

James Buchanan

Andrew Johnson

Warren G. Harding

Rutherford B. Hayes

“For this is what America is all about. It is the uncrossed desert and the unclimbed ridge. It is the star that is not reached and the harvest that is sleeping in the unplowed ground.”

Richard Nixon

Lyndon B. Johnson

Harry Truman

Dwight Eisenhower

“We’ve learned that piling up material goods cannot fill the emptiness of lives which have no confidence or purpose.”

Barack Obama

Ronald Reagan

Bill Clinton

Jimmy Carter

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”

John Quincy Adams

James Monroe

Thomas Jefferson

Abraham Lincoln

“There is nothing more corrupting, nothing more destructive of the noblest and finest feelings of our nature, than the exercise of unlimited power.”

Bill Clinton

William Henry Harrison

George W. Bush

Martin Van Buren

“It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. In this life we get nothing save by effort.”

Gerald Ford

James Monroe

John F. Kennedy

Theodore Roosevelt

“The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty.”

James Madison

William Henry Harrison

Millard Fillmore

George Washington

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