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"The buck stops here."
"I've worked for four presidents and watched two others up close, and I know that there's no such thing as a routine day in the Oval Office."
"There is a tragic flaw in our precious Constitution, and I donít know what can be done to fix it. This is it: Only nut cases want to be president."
"No one who has not had the responsibility can really understand what it is like to be President, not even his closest aides or members of his immediate family. There is no end to the chain of responsibility that binds him, and he is never allowed to forget that he is President."
"Always be on time. Do as little talking as humanly possible. Remember to lean back in the parade so everybody can see the president. Be sure not to get too fat, because you'll have to sit three in the back."
"I had a dream the other night. I dreamed that Jimmy Carter came to me and asked why I wanted his job. I told him I didn't want his job. I want to be President."
"Under the doctrine of the separation of powers, the manner in which the president personally exercises his assigned executive powers is not subject to questioning by another branch of government."
"PRESIDENT, n. The leading figure in a small group of men of whom ó and of whom only ó it is positively known that immense numbers of their countrymen did not want any of them for President."
"When you get to be President, there are all those things, the honors, the twenty-one gun salutes, all those things. You have to remember it isn't for you. It's for the Presidency."
"No man will ever bring out of the Presidency the reputation which carries him into it. To myself, personally, it brings nothing but increasing drudgery and daily loss of friends."
"Somewhere out in this audience may even be someone who will one day follow my footsteps, and preside over the White House as the president's spouse. I wish him well!"
"A President either is constantly on top of events or, if he hesitates, events will soon be on top of him. I never felt that I could let up for a single moment."
"You are apprehensive of monarchy; I, of aristocracy. I would therefore have given more power to the President and less to the Senate."
"No easy problem ever comes to the President of the United States. If they are easy to solve, somebody else has solved them."
John F. Kennedy
"Democracy means that anyone can grow up to be president, and anyone who doesn't grow up can be vice president."
"We have to do more than just elect a new President if we truly want to change this country."
"You may think the President is all-powerful, but he is not. He needs a lot of guidance from the Lord."
"When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it."
"Had I been chosen President again, I am certain I could not have lived another year."
"There is one thing about being President, no one can tell you when to sit down."
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