21 financial quotes from our past Presidents

In honor of President’s Day which we celebrate this week in America, here are 21 quotes from some of our former Presidents, on money, debt, work, and success.Financial Quotes from our past Presidents

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

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

In today’s knowledge-based economy, what you earn depends on what you learn. -William J. Clinton

 

“In a nation that was proud of hard work, strong families, close-knit communities, and our faith in God, too many of us now tend to worship self-indulgence and consumption. Human identity is no longer defined by what one does, but by what one owns. But we’ve discovered that owning things and consuming things does not satisfy our longing for meaning. We’ve learned that piling up material goods cannot fill the emptiness of lives which have no confidence or purpose. ” – Jimmy Carter

Government always finds a need for whatever money it gets. -Ronald Reagan

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

Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble. -George Washington

I would rather belong to a poor nation that was free than to a rich nation that had ceased to be in love with liberty. – Woodrow Wilson

I favor the policy of economy, not because I wish to save money, but because I wish to save people. The men and women of this country who toil are the ones who bear the cost of the government. Every dollar that we carelessly waste means that their life will be so much the more meager. Every dollar that we prudently save means that their life will be so much the more abundant. Economy is idealism in its most practical form. – Calvin Coolidge

The consequences arising from the continual accumulation of public debts in other countries ought to admonish us to be careful to prevent their growth in our own. – John Adams

Honor lies in honest toil. – Grover Cleveland

I pity the man who wants a coat so cheap that the man or woman who produces the cloth or shapes it into a garment will starve in the process. – Benjamin Harrison

Work is about more than making a living, as vital as that is. It’s fundamental to human dignity, to our sense of self-worth as useful, independent, free people. – William J. Clinton

The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office. – Dwight D. Eisenhower

You must pay the price if you wish to secure the blessing. – Andrew Jackson

It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world. – Thomas Jefferson

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other. – Abraham Lincoln

We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone. – Ronald Reagan

With self-discipline most anything is possible. – Theodore Roosevelt

Wealth can only be accumulated by the earnings of industry and the savings of frugality. – John Tyler

You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand. – Woodrow Wilson

 

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