Presidential Wisdom contains instructive and inspiring quotations from every president, from George Washington through Barack Obama. Most of us know some of the more famous quotations by the most generally revered six: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, F.D.R., and Ronald Reagan. But don’t overlook the others, such as John Adams, James Madison, and James Monroe, who helped draft the Bill of Rights and Constitution. Monroe also was critical in obtaining the Louisiana Purchase, the largest real estate deal in history, and John Adams is fascinating in that he was our first non-unanimous president. Adams is also responsible for the famous Adams-Jefferson letters, perhaps the most profound series of insights into the American presidency and the founding of the country. You may well be surprised by the insights of so many others, such as Andrew Jackson, James Polk, Franklin Pierce, James Garfield, Calvin Coolidge, Harry Truman, and all of the others.
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