Quotes about the Presidency

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Here are some quotes about the Presidency — from those in the know:

No man will ever bring out of that office the reputation that carried him into it. The honeymoon would be as short in that case as in any other, and its moments of ectasy would be ransomed by years of torment and hatred.
Thomas Jefferson

 Presidents are selected not elected.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

No man who ever held the office of president would congratulate a friend on obtaining it.
John Adams

But there are advantages to being elected President. The day after I was elected, I had my high school grades classified Top Secret.
Ronald Reagan

I once told Nixon that the Presidency is like being a jackass caught in a hail storm. You've got to just stand there and take it.
Lyndon B. Johnson

I'll be damned if I am not getting tired of this.  It seems to be the profession of a President simply to hear other people talk.
William Howard Taft

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