Inspirational Quotes from Our Nation’s Leaders

Dr. Angela Seabright
Marcella Dudek

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inspirational quotes from presidents
In February, America recognizes President’s Day as a time to remember those who have served as the figurehead of the United States.
But you don’t have to wait four score and seven years to adopt healthy habits. You can begin today and make positive improvements in your routine to create a healthy lifestyle that would make our past presidents proud.
If you’re searching for a bit of extra motivation, just look to some of these inspirational quotes from our nation’s presidents and leading ladies.
“Believe you can, and you’re halfway there.” Flickr: Jenny Bowen
“Sometimes when people are under stress, they hate to think, and it’s the time when they most need to think.” Flickr: Edward Kimmel
“Accomplishment will prove to be a journey, not a destination.” Flickr: Grand Central USA!
“In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.” Flickr: Jeffrey
“All great change in America begins at the dinner table.” Flickr: Marion Doss
”Leave nothing for tomorrow which can be done today.” Flickr: Loomingy1
“One person can make a difference, and everyone should try.” Flickr: Thesmuggler – Night of the Swallow
“If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress.” Flickr: Marc Nozell
“The future of our nation depends on providing our children with a complete education that includes music.” Flickr: Cliff
“In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves…self-discipline with all of them came first.” Flickr: Logan Ingalls
“Good ballplayers make good citizens.” Flickr: Cliff
“We can all agree that in the wealthiest nation on Earth, all children should have the basic nutrition they need to learn and grow and to pursue their dreams, because in the end, nothing is more important than the health and well-being of our children.” Flickr: U.S. Department of Agriculture
“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” Flickr: City of Boston Archives
“I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.” Flickr: Boston Public Library
“Once a child learns to use a library, the doors to learning are always open.” Flickr: Texas State Library and Archives Commission
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Photo credit: Theodore Roosevelt – Jenny Bowen; Bill Clinton – Edward Kimmel; Dwight D. Eisenhower – Grand Central USA!; Thomas Jefferson – Jeffrey; Abraham Lincoln – Loomingy1; John F. Kennedy – Thesmuggler – Night of the Swallow; Barack Obama –Marc Nozell; Gerald Ford – Cliff; Harry Truman – Logan Ingalls; Chester Alan Arthur –Cliff; Michelle Obama – U.S. Department of Agriculture; Eleanor Roosevelt – City of Boston Archives; Martha Washington – Boston Public Library; Laura Bush –Texas State Library and Archives Commission; Feature image by: chascar.

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