President’s Day Money Quotes

In honor of President’s day here are quotes from twelve of our esteemed leaders:

All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.

John Adams

It’s clearly a budget. It’s got a lot of numbers in it.

George W. Bush

In today’s knowledge-based economy, what you earn depends on what you learn. Jobs in the information technology sector, for example, pay 85 percent more than the private sector average.

William J. Clinton

A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor and bread it has earned – this is the sum of good government.

Thomas Jefferson

If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.

John F. Kennedy

mount_rushmoreLabor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.

Abraham Lincoln

Whenever a youth is ascertained to possess talents meriting an education which his parents cannot afford, he should be carried forward at the public expense.

James Madison

Government always finds a need for whatever money it gets.

Ronald Reagan

But while they prate of economic laws, men and women are starving. We must lay hold of the fact that economic laws are not made by nature. They are made by human beings.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life.

Theodore Roosevelt

The buck stops here!

Harry S. Truman

Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.

George Washington

Quotes courtesy of BrainyQuote.

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Published or updated February 26, 2013.


  1. Awesome. I love reading famous quotes

  2. Glad you enjoyed!

  3. TheLocoMono says:

    Terrific group of quotes. Of course Bush would say it is a lot of numbers. Heh.

  4. I really did look for something better from him but that was really the best!

  5. This is a pretty cool list of quotes.

    I like how some of the presidents from a few centuries ago had a solid concept of thrift and living without debt. That seems to be something that government has lost.

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  6. Jane Savers @ The Money Puzzle says:

    “Canada is a vast and empty country” Stephen Harper Canada’s current prime minister.
    He has very blue eyes and overly red lips and his hair looks like a plastic wig. Many of us are convinced he is robot similiar to the one played by Yule Bryner in Westworld.

    We just haven’t figured out who put him in power or why.

  7. My recent favorite is, “You didn’t build that.” 🙂

    I’m bullish on our economy b/c we have a good safety net to allow us to take risks.

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