Celebrating President’s Day

The bitter cold of January has led to the somewhat less bitter cold of February, and finally President’s Day is upon us. Although we may receive the day off from work and from school, let us take a moment to remember the strength and intelligence that many have passed on to us. Not only have our presidents provided wisdom, but their first ladies have as well. It is often the leaders of the people who must trek through tough adversity in order to be where they are, and from this we can learn their strengths. What better way to learn than by reading about these men and women themselves?

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power. – Abraham Lincoln

It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility. – Eleanor Roosevelt

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. – John F. Kennedy

If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress. – Barack Obama

Whether you come from a council estate or a country estate, your success will be determined by your own confidence and fortitude. – Michelle Obama

There are no easy answers’ but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right. – Ronald Reagan

It is often when night looks darkest, it is often before the fever breaks that one senses the gathering momentum for change, when one feels that resurrection of hope in the midst of despair and apathy. – Hillary Clinton

In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing. – Theodore Roosevelt

Author: Andrea St. Aubin

Graduate Assistant in the Masters in Publishing Program