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1. "Selling the presidency like cereal! How can you talk seriously about issues with half-minute spots?"
Author: Adlai Stevenson
2. "In 2004, I joined my father, John Kerry, on the trail in his bid for the United States presidency."
Author: Alexandra Kerry
3. "The party of swindlers and thieves is putting forward its chief swindler and its chief thief for the presidency. We must vote against him, struggle against him."
Author: Alexei Navalny
4. "The student community of Presidency College was also politically most active."
Author: Amartya Sen
5. "This week you will nominate the most experienced executive to seek the presidency in 60 years in Mitt Romney. He has no illusions about what makes America great, and he doesn't confuse the presidency with celebrity, or loftiness with leadership."
Author: Artur Davis
6. "We have a president who stole the presidency through family ties, arrogance and intimidation, employing Republican operatives to exercise the tactics of voter fraud by disenfranchising thousands of blacks, elderly Jews and other minorities."
Author: Barbra Streisand
7. "I really thought, with my background growing up, and my service, and all that, I thought it would be enough for the presidency. But... It sure was enough when I ran for Congress."
Author: Bob Dole
8. "When you see how the President makes political or policy decisions, you see who he is. The essence of the Presidency is decision-making."
Author: Bob Woodward
9. "The Obama presidency, and liberalism in general, are based on not trusting the American people - a belief that big government is better for people."
Author: Bobby Jindal
10. "By the seventh year of the Bush-Cheney presidency, Bush had attached signing statements to about 150 bills enacted since he took office, challenging the constitutionality of well over 1,100 separate sections in the legislation. By contrast, all previous presidents in American history combined had used signing statements to challenge the constitutionality of about 600 sections of bills, according to historical data compiled by Christopher Kelley, a Miami University of Ohio political science professor who was one of the first to study signing statements."
Author: Charlie Savage
11. "Not to dampen any parade, but if one asks if there is a single thing about Mr. Obama's Senate record, or state legislature record, or current program, that could possibly justify his claim to the presidency one gets ... what? Not much. Similarly lightweight unqualified 'white' candidates have overcome this objection, to be sure, but what kind of standard is that?"
Author: Christopher Hitchens
12. "I acknowledged that I owed my presidency to People Power. I resolved during my presidency that I would in turn empower the people."
Author: Corazon Aquino
13. "I'd love to interview Bill Clinton. I know that might be a little boring, but he's so interesting and such an amazing guy. All he's done after his presidency... he hasn't just sat around, he's been so active in so many charitable causes."
Author: Damien Fahey
14. "Anybody who wants the presidency so much that he'll spend two years organizing and campaigning for it is not to be trusted with the office."
Author: David Broder
15. "And Lincoln, as would be evidenced throughout his presidency, was a master of timing."
Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin
16. "The vice president had a bargaining asset, however, that no ordinary person has: He was next in line to the presidency. I saw no chance that he would resign first, then take his chances on trial, conviction, and jail."
Author: Elliot Richardson
17. "If what I've been told is true - and I believe it is, General David Petraeus, a commander with soldiers deployed in two theaters of war, has had multiple meetings with Dick Cheney, the former vice-president of the United States, to discuss Petraeus's candidacy for the Republican nomination for the presidency."
Author: Eric Massa
18. "No man could be equipped for the presidency if he has never been tempted by one of the seven cardinal sins."
Author: Eugene McCarthy
19. "I read the book with interest, but when Jackson was a candidate in 1828 for the Presidency, I opposed him and voted for Adams. I favored a protective tariff."
Author: Ezra Cornell
20. "Well, Warren Harding, I have got you the presidency. What are you going to do with it?"
Author: Florence Harding
21. "The advantage of a permanent emergency for the executive is that even trivial things can routinely be accomplished by the crisis presidency. If everything is an emergency, all power is emergency power."
Author: Garry Wills
22. "I would say the best moment of all was when I caught a 7.5-lb. perch in my lake. (Answering a reporter who asked him to name the best moment of his Presidency.)"
Author: George W. Bush
23. "I sent letters to the families of every service member who laid down his or her life in the war on terror. By the end of my presidency, I had written to almost five thousand families."
Author: George W. Bush
24. "I hear of a convention to be held at Baltimore, or elsewhere, for the selection of a candidate for the Presidency, made up chiefly of editors, and men who are politicians by profession; but I think, what is it to any independent, intellegent, and respectable man what decision they may come to? Shall we not have the advantage of his wisdom and honesty, nevertheless? Can we not count upon some independent votes? Are there not many individuals in the country who do not attend conventions? But no: I find that the respectable man, so called, has immediately drifted from his position, and despairs of his country, when his country has more reason to despair of him. He forthwith adopts one of the candidates thus selected as his only AVAILABLE one, thus proving that he is himself AVAILABLE for any purposes of the demagogue. His vote is of no more worth than that of any unprincipled foreigner or hireling native, who may have been bought."
Author: Henry David Thoreau
25. "Mo Udall didn't want the presidency bad enough. He was too sane. He was a marvelous guy, but you had the feeling there was another Udall outside his body watching the candidate Udall who was too extravagant, telling him to cut it out."
Author: Jack Germond
26. "There is no office now closed to a Jew, including the presidency."
Author: Jacob K. Javits
27. "No real-world human being brings to the U.S. presidency the range of attributes necessary for full success in the job."
Author: James Fallows
28. "With me it is exceptionally true that the Presidency is no bed of roses."
Author: James K. Polk
29. "That not all men are piggy, only some; that not all men belittle me, only some; that not all men get mad if you won't let them play Chivalry, only some; that not all men write books in which women are idiots, only most; that not all men pull rank on me, only some; that not all men pinch their secretaries' asses, only some; that not all men make obscene remarks to me in the street, only some; that not all men make more money than I do, only some; that not all men make more money than all women, only most; that not all men are rapists, only some; that not all men are promiscuous killers, only some; that not all men control Congress, the Presidency, the police, the army, industry, agriculture, law, science, medicine, architecture, and local government, only some.I sat down on the lawn and wept."
Author: Joanna Russ
30. "Barack Obama's inspirational whoosh to the presidency in 2008 was unusual. Most campaigns are less exhilarating; indeed, they are downright disappointing - until someone wins."
Author: Joe Klein
31. "I began by telling the president that there was a cancer growing on the presidency and that if the cancer was not removed the president himself would be killed by it."
Author: John Dean
32. "Our aim, during our Presidency in the next six months will be to lead this challenge, to show that Europe can function in a mature and responsible way, to start delivering tangible results that show we are taking people's concerns seriously."
Author: John Hutton
33. "No one knows, and few conceive, the agony of mind that I have suffered from the time that I was made by circumstances, and not by my volition, a candidate for the Presidency till I was dismissed from that station by the failure of my election."
Author: John Quincy Adams
34. "When the burdens of the presidency seem unusually heavy, I always remind myself it could be worse. I could be a mayor."
Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
35. "As to the presidency, the two happiest days of my life were those of my entrance upon the office and my surrender of it."
Author: Martin Van Buren
36. "I am very glad as well that it is a presidency built on a campaign that emphasized ideas. I hope it will be a presidency that will enable everybody to be part of and proud of."
Author: Michael D. Higgins
37. "The presidency is an independent office and the Irish people whom I appreciate so much and I take with such responsibility have given a very clear mandate on a very clear set of ideas to me, as the ninth president."
Author: Michael D. Higgins
38. "The necessary transformation of which I speak and of which my presidency will be a part is built on turning creative possibilities into live realities for all our people."
Author: Michael D. Higgins
39. "The rest of the question-and-answer period was pretty standard stuff, with a few hardballs thrown in just to keep things interesting. Where did the senator stand on the death penalty? Given that most corpses tended to get up and try to eat folks, he didn't see it as a productive pursuit. What was his opinion on public health care? Failure to keep people healthy enough to stay alive bordered on criminal negligence. Was he prepared to face the ongoing challenges of disaster preparedness? After the mass reanimations following the explosions in San Diego, he couldn't imagine any presidency surviving without improved disaster planning."
Author: Mira Grant
40. "No feature of the Obama presidency has been sadder than its constant efforts to divide us, to curry favor with some Americans by castigating others."
Author: Mitch Daniels
41. "Each day of the Obama presidency seems to bring a new, perversely delicious irony."
Author: Monica Crowley
42. "I think it has sullied his presidency. As brilliant a politician as Bill Clinton is, as magnetic a personality as he can be, there is one little screw loose somewhere."
Author: Morley Safer
43. "As a final indignity for the defeated warrior, Vice President Nixon had to preside over the roll call of the Electoral College. "This is the first time in 100 years that a candidate for the presidency announced the result of an election in which he was defeated," he told the assembled members of Congress. "I do not think we could have a more striking and eloquent example of the stability of our constitutional system." He got a standing ovation."
Author: Nancy Gibbs
44. "Clearly, the Obama presidency hasn't wiped out racial prejudices."
Author: Ron Fournier
45. "Watergate was unique because it allowed the public to play its democratic role in expressing its outrage at the presidency. And as a result, for the first time in history a president resigned."
Author: Samuel Dash
46. "We all obviously need others to look up to, and be inspirational to us. Ford did a great job as far as putting the presidency back where it belonged, getting the trust back after Nixon. And President Reagan has been one of the most influential presidents."
Author: Steve Garvey
47. "Sarah Palin may have chosen to not answer the call for the presidency, but make no mistake, the principles that garnered her the unique support she enjoyed continue to inform and drive the base that lifted her."
Author: Tammy Bruce
48. "There was a feeling during the years of George W. Bush's presidency that his gracelessness as well as his appetite for war were linked to his impatience with complexity. He acted 'from the gut,' and was economical with the truth until it disappeared."
Author: Teju Cole
49. "The swarms of cringers, suckers, doughfaces, lice of politics, planners of sly involutions for their own preferment to city offices or state legislatures or the judiciary or congress or the presidency, obtain a response of love and natural deference from the people whether they get the offices or no . . . . when it is better to be a bound booby and rogue in office at a high salary than the poorest free mechanic or farmer with his hat unmoved from his head and firm eyes and a candid and generous heart . . . . and when servility by town or state or the federal government or any oppression on a large scale or small scale can be tried on without its own punishment following duly after in exact proportion against the smallest chance of escape . . . . or rather when all life and all the souls of men and women are discharged from any part of the earth—then only shall the instinct of liberty be discharged from that part of the earth."
Author: Walt Whitman
50. "The presidency of the Euro group is an interesting and important task."
Author: Wolfgang Schauble

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