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  1. George Washington (1789 to 1797)
  2. John Adams (1797 to 1801)
  3. Thomas Jefferson (1801 to 1809)
  4. James Madison (1809 to 1817)
  5. James Monroe (1817 to 1825)
  6. John Q. Adams (1825 to 1829)
  7. Andrew Jackson (1829 to 1837)
  8. Martin Van Buren (1837 to 1841)
  9. William Harrison (1881)
  10. John Tyler (1841 to 1845)
  11. James K. Polk (1845 to 1849)
  1. Zachary Taylor (1849 to 1850)
  2. Millard Fillmore (1850 to 1853)
  3. Franklin Pierce (1853 to 1857)
  4. James Buchanan (1857 to 1861)
  5. Abraham Lincoln (1861 to 1865)
  6. Andrew Johnson (1865 to 1869)
  7. Ulysses S. Grant (1869 to 1877)
  8. Rutherford Hayes (1877 to 1881)
  9. James Garfield (1881)
  10. Chester Arthur (1881 to 1885)
  1. Grover Cleveland (1885 to 1889 and 1893 to 1897)
  2. Benjamin Harrison (1889 to 1893)
  3. William McKinley (1897 to 1901)
  4. Teddy Roosevelt (1901 to 1909)
  5. William Taft (1909 to 1913)
  6. Woodrow Wilson (1913 to 1921)
  7. Warren Harding (1921 to 1923)
  8. Calvin Coolidge (1923 to 1929)
  9. Herbert Hoover (1929 to 1933)
  10. Franklin Roosevelt (1933 to 1945)
  1. Harry S. Truman (1945 to 1953)
  2. Dwight Eisenhower (1953 to 1961)
  3. John F. Kennedy (1961 to 1963)
  4. Lyndon Johnson (1963 to 1969)
  5. Richard Nixon (1969 to 1974)
  6. Gerald Ford (1974 to 1977)
  7. Jimmy Carter (1977 to 1981)
  8. Ronald Reagan (1981 to 1989)
  9. George H. W. Bush (1989 to 1993)
  10. Bill Clinton (1993 to 2001)
  11. George W. Bush (2001 to present)
 
  President   Citations    
  George Washington  
  1. Oxford Dictionary of Quotations: 3rd Edition, New York: Oxford University Press, 1979, p. 565.
  2. First Annual Address to U.S. Congress, January 8, 1790, as cited in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations: 16th Edition, Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1992, p. 337.
  3. Letter to the Jewish congregation of Newport, Rhode Island, 1790, as cited in Ibid.
  4. Farewell Address, September 17, 1796, as cited in Ibid.
  5. Ibid.
   
 
  John Adams  
  1. "Dissertation on the Canon and the Federal Law," August 1765, as cited in Elizabeth Frost-Knappman, ed., The World Almanac of Presidential Quotations, New York: Pharos Books, 1993, p. 71.
  2. "Argument in Defense of the (British) Soldiers in the Boston Massacre Trials," December 1770, as cited in Bartlett's, p. 37.
  3. Boston Gazette, 1774, as cited in Ibid.
  4. "A Defense of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America," 1787-1788, as cited in The World Almanac of Presidential Quotations, p. 170.
  5. Letter to Abigail Adams, December 19, 1793, as cited in Bartlett's, p. 338.
   
 
  Thomas Jefferson  
  1. "Declaration of Independence," as cited in Bartlett's, p. 343.
  2. Cited in J. M. Cohen and M. J. Cohen, eds., The Penguin Dictionary of Political Quotations, New York: Allen Lane/Viking Press, 1979.
  3. Letter to Peter Carr, August 19, 1785, as cited in Bartlett's, p. 343.
  4. Letter to James Madison, January 30, 1787, as cited in Bartlett's, p. 343.
  5. Letter to William Stephens Smith, November 13, 1787, as cited in John A. Garraty, 1,001 Things Everyone Should Know About American History, New York: Doubleday, 1989, p. 49.
  6. Letter to George Washington, May 16, 1792, as cited in The World Almanac of Presidential Quotations, p. 79.
  7. "French Treaties Opinion," April 28, 1793, as cited in Ibid., p. 76.
  8. Letter to Benjamin Rush, September 23, 1800, as cited in Bartlett's, p. 344.
  9. Letter to John Norvell, June 14, 1807, as cited in The World Almanac of Presidential Quotations, p. 103.
  10. Letter to John Adams, June 10, 1815, as cited in Bartlett's, p. 344.
  11. Letter to William Charles Jarvis, September 28, 1820, as cited in Ibid., pp. 344-345.
   
 
  James Madison  
  1. Speech in the Virginia Convention, 1787, as cited in The World Almanac of Presidential Quotations, p. 13.
  2. Speech in the Virginia Convention, June 16, 1788, as cited in Bartlett's, p. 352.
  3. Letter to Henry Lee, April 13, 1790, as cited in The World Almanac of Presidential Quotations, p. 52.
  4. Letter to Thomas Ritchie, December 18, 1825, as cited in Ibid., p. 170.
   
 
  James Monroe  
  1. Second Annual Message to U.S. Congress, November 16, 1818, as cited in The World Almanac of Presidential Quotations, p. 57.
  2. Seventh Annual Message to U.S. Congress: The Monroe Doctrine, December 2, 1823, as cited in Bartlett's, p. 360.
   
 
  John Q. Adams  
  1. Diary Entry of John Q. Adams, January 10, 1820, as cited in The World Almanac of Presidential Quotations, p. 40.
  2. Ibid., August 19, 1822, as cited in Ibid., p. 162.
  3. Letter to A. Bronson, July 30, 1838, as cited in Bartlett's, p. 369.
  4. Speech, U.S. House of Representatives, February 1838, as cited in The World Almanac of Presidential Quotations, p. 264.
   
 
  Andrew Jackson  
  1. Attribution cited in Bartlett's, p. 369.
  2. Veto Message of Bank Bill, July 10, 1832, as cited in Ibid.
  3. Letter to General John Coffee, December 14, 1832, as cited in The World Almanac of Presidential Quotations, p. 199.
  4. Letter to Martin Van Buren, October 27, 1834, as cited in Ibid., p. 40.
   
 
  Martin Van Buren  
  1. Letter, January 4, 1820, as cited in The World Almanac of Presidential Quotations, p. 222.
   
 
  William H. Harrison  
  1. Letter to Simon Bolivar, September 27, 1829, as cited in The World Almanac of Presidential Quotations, p. 61.
  2. Inaugural Address, March 4, 1841, as cited in Bartlett's, p. 385.
   
 
  John Tyler  
  1. First Annual Message to U.S. Congress, December 7, 1841, as cited in The World Almanac of Presidential Quotations, p. 263.
   
 
  James K. Polk  
  1. Diary of James K. Polk, December 16, 1846, as cited in The World Almanac of Presidential Quotations, p. 40.
   
 
  Zachary Taylor  
  1. Letter to R. C. Wood, September 28, 1846, as cited in The World Almanac of Presidential Quotations, p. 136.
  2. Attribution cited in Bartlett's, p. 397.
   
 
  Millard Fillmore  
  1. Speech at Buffalo, New York, September 13, 1844, as cited in The World Almanac of Presidential Quotations, p. 248.
   
 
  Franklin Pierce  
  1. Inaugural Address, March 4, 1853, as cited in James M. McPherson, ed., "To the Best of my Ability": the American Presidents, New York: Dorling Kindersley Publishing, Inc., 2000.p. 356.
   
 
  James Buchanan  
  1. Fourth Annual Message to U.S. Congress, December 3, 1860, as cited in The World Almanac of Presidential Quotations, p. 75.
   
 
  Abraham Lincoln  
  1. Address at the Young Men's Lyceum, Springfield, Illinois, January 27, 1838, as cited in Bartlett's, p. 448.
  2. Speech at Bloomington, Illinois, May 19, 1865, as cited in Ibid.
  3. Speech at the Republican State Convention, Springfield, Illinois, June 16, 1858, as cited in Ibid.
  4. N. W. Stephenson, Autobiography of A. Lincoln (1927), as cited in Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, p. 314.
  5. Comments in Washington, DC, April 9, 1862, as cited in Ibid.
  6. Letter to Horace Greeley, August 1862, as cited in 1,001 Things Everyone Should Know About History, pp. 54-55.
  7. Second Annual Message to U.S. Congress, December 1, 1862, as cited in Bartlett's, p. 449.
  8. Ibid., as cited in Ibid.
  9. Address at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, November 19, 1863, as cited in Ibid., p. 450.
  10. Diary Entry from December 23, 1863, C. L. Hay, ed., From Letters of John Hay and Extracts, as cited in Ibid.
  11. Ascribed to him by the New York Herald, November 26, 1863, as cited in The World Almanac of Presidential Quotations, p. 46.
  12. Letter to War Secretary Edwin Stanton, July 18, 1864, as cited in Bartlett's, p. 450.
  13. Reply to National Union League, June 9, 1864 in J. G. Nicolay and J. Hay, Abraham Lincoln, as cited in Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, p. 315.
  14. Second Inaugural Address, March 4, 1865, as cited in Bartlett's, pp. 450-451.
   
 
  Andrew Johnson  
  1. Veto Message of the Tariff Act, February 22, 1869, as cited in The World Almanac of Presidential Quotations, p. 128.
   
 
  Ulysses S. Grant  
  1. To General Simon B. Buckner, Fort Donelson, February 16, 1862, as cited in Bartlett's, p. 501.
  2. Comments to his cheering men after Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House, Virginia ending the American Civil War, April 9, 1865, as cited in Ibid.
  3. First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1869, as cited in Tony Augarde, ed., Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations, New York: Oxford University Press, 1991, pp. 233-234.
  4. Speech at Des Moines, Iowa, 1875, as cited in Bartlett's, p. 501.
  5. Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, New York: Webster, 1885-1886, as cited in The World Almanac of Presidential Quotations, p. 57.
   
 
  Rutherford B. Hayes  
  1. August 9, 1878, as cited in The World Almanac of Presidential Quotations, p. 11.
   
 
  James A. Garfield  
  1. Letter, April 21, 1880, as cited in The World Almanac of Presidential Quotations, p. 160.
   
 
  Chester A. Arthur  
  1. Inaugural Address, September 22, 1881, as cited in The World Almanac of Presidential Quotations, p. 16.
   
 
  Grover Cleveland  
  1. According to Vic Fredericks, The Wit and Wisdom of the Presidents New York: Frederick Fell, 1966, as cited in The World Almanac of Presidential Quotations, p. 31.
  2. First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1885, as cited in Bartlett's, p. 532.
  3. Fourth Annual Message to U.S. Congress, December 3, 1888, as cited in The World Almanac of Presidential Quotations, p. 38.
   
 
  Benjamin Harrison  
  1. Speech at Provo City, Utah, May 9, 1891, as cited in The World Almanac of Presidential Quotations, p. 72.
   
 
  William McKinley  
  1. First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1897, as cited in The World Almanac of Presidential Quotations, p. 256.
  2. Comment to George B. Cortelyou in Cortelyou Diary, December 29, 1899, as cited in Ibid., p. 31.
   
 
  Theodore Roosevelt  
  1. William Henry Harbaugh, Power and Responsibility: The Life and Times of Theodore Roosevelt, New York: Octagon Books, 1975.
  2. Speech before the Hamilton Club, Chicago, Illinois, April 10, 1899, as cited in Bartlett's, p. 575.
  3. Theodore Roosevelt, The Strenuous Life: Essays and Addresses, as cited in Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations, p. 184.
  4. Speech at Minnesota State Fair, September 2, 1901, as cited in Bartlett's, pp. 575-576.
  5. Third Annual Message to U.S. Congress, December 7, 1903, as cited in Ibid., p. 576.
  6. Speech, November 1904, as cited in The World Almanac of Presidential Quotations, p. 11.
  7. Seventh Annual Message to U.S. Congress, December 3, 1907, as cited in Bartlett's, p. 576.
  8. Speech at Washington, DC, 1909, as cited in The World Almanac of Presidential Quotations, p. 6.
  9. Letter to G. O. Trevelyan, September 10, 1909, as cited in Ibid., p. 183.
  10. Reply to reporter on eve of the Progressive Party National Convention, August 7, 1912, as cited in Ibid., p. 28.
  11. 1913 speech, as cited in Ibid., p. 201.
  12. Speech before the Knights of Columbus, New York City, New York, October 12, 1915, as cited in Bartlett's, p. 576.
  13. Speech at St. Louis, Missouri, May 31, 1916, as cited in Ibid.
  14. Comment recalled by George H. Putnam in his eulogy speech for Theodore Roosevelt, the Century Club, New York City, New York, 1919, as cited in The World Almanac of Presidential Quotations, p. 264.
   
 
  William H. Taft  
  1. William H. Taft, Popular Government, 1913, as cited in The World Almanac of Presidential Quotations, p. 227.
  2. William H. Taft, The President and His Powers, 1916, as cited in Ibid., p. 128.
  3. Ibid., as cited in Ibid., p. 125.
  4. 1920 speech as cited in Ibid., p. 173.
   
 
  Woodrow Wilson  
  1. University of Virginia Magazine, March 1880, as cited in The World Almanac of Presidential Quotations, p. 163.
  2. Acceptance Speech, Democratic National Convention, Baltimore, Maryland, August 7, 1912, as cited in Ibid., p. 28.
  3. Address to Foreign-Born Citizens at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 10, 1915, as cited in Bartlett's, p. 572.
  4. Speech at Des Moines, Iowa, February 1, 1916, as cited in New York Times February 2, 1916, p. 1, as cited in Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations, p. 229.
  5. Speech, Washington, DC, May 27, 1916, as cited in The World Almanac of Presidential Quotations, p. 61.
  6. Address to the U.S. Senate, January 22, 1917 in Messages and Papers (1924) vol. 1, p. 352, as cited in Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations, p. 229.
  7. War Message to U.S. Congress, April 2, 1917, as cited in Bartlett's, p. 572.
  8. Address to U.S. Congress: The Fourteen Points, January 8, 1918, as cited in Ibid.
  9. Address at Sioux Falls, South Dakota, September 8, 1919, as cited in Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, p. 575.
   
 
  Warren G. Harding  
  1. Republican National Convention, Chicago, Illinois, June 7, 1916, as cited in Bartlett's, p. 741n.
  2. Speech at Boston, Massachusetts, May 14, 1920 in Frederick E. Schortemeier, Chapter 17, Rededicating America (1920), as cited in Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations, p. 96.
  3. Inaugural Address, March 4, 1921, as cited in "To the Best of my Ability": the American Presidents, p. 406.
   
 
  Calvin Coolidge  
  1. Speech at New York City, New York, February 12, 1924, as cited in The World Almanac of Presidential Quotations, p. 31.
  2. Speech before American Society of Newspaper Editors, January 17, 1925, as cited in Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, p. 162.
  3. Presidential news conference, March 1, 1929, as cited in The World Almanac of Presidential Quotations, p. 1. 
  4. Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge, New York: Cosmopolitan Book Corporation, 1929, as cited in Ibid., p. 52.
  5. Ibid., as cited in Ibid., p. 45.
  6. Ibid., as cited in Ibid., p. 185.
   
 
  Herbert C. Hoover  
  1. Herbert Hoover, American Individualism, 1922, as cited in The World Almanac of Presidential Quotations, p. 118.
  2. Speech, U.S. Senate, May 31, 1932, as cited in The World Almanac of Presidential Quotations, p. 22.
  3. Speech at the Republican National Convention, Chicago, Illinois, June 27, 1944, as cited in Bartlett's, p. 626.
   
 
  Franklin Roosevelt  
  1. Acceptance Speech, Democratic National Convention, Chicago, Illinois, July 2, 1932 in Public Papers Washington, DC: 1938, vol. 1, p. 647, as cited in Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations, p. 182.
  2. First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1933, as cited in Public Papers, Washington, DC: 1938, vol. 2, p. 14, as cited in Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations, p. 183.
  3. Ibid.
  4. Veto Message of Soldier's Bonus Bill, May 22, 1935, as cited in The World Almanac of Presidential Quotations, p. 22.
  5. Renomination Acceptance Speech, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 27, 1936, as cited in Bartlett's, p. 649.
  6. Speech in Boston, Massachusetts, October 30, 1940 in Public Papers, Washington, DC: 1941, vol. 9, p. 643, as cited in Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations, p. 183.
  7. Fireside Chat, December 29, 1940, as cited in Bartlett's, p. 649.
  8. 1940, as cited in The World Almanac of Presidential Quotations, p. 127.
  9. Letter to W. H. Hardy, September 4, 1940, as cited in The World Almanac of Presidential Quotations, p. 191.
  10. Declaration of War Speech before a Joint Session of U.S. Congress, December 8, 1941, as cited in Bartlett's, p. 649.
  11. Fourth Inaugural Address, January 20, 1945, as cited in Ibid., p. 650.
   
 
  Harry S. Truman  
  1. Chapter 15, Mr. Citizen (1960), as cited in Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations, p. 218.
  2. Sign on President Truman's desk in the Oval Office of the White House according to Alfred Steinberg, The Man from Missouri, 1962, as cited in Bartlett's, p. 655.
  3. Chapter 23 in Merle Miller, Plain Speaking: An Oral Biography of Harry S. Truman, 1974, as cited in Bartlett's, p. 655.
  4. Ibid.
  5. Special Message to U.S. Congress, January 8, 1947, as cited in The World Almanac of Presidential Quotations, p. 7.
  6. Address at Mexico City, Mexico, March 3, 1947, as cited in Ibid., p. 88.
  7. Special Address to U.S. Congress requesting aid for Greece and Turkey. March 12, 1947, as cited in Ibid., p. 62.
  8. Address, Swedish Pioneer Centennial Association, Chicago, Illinois, June 4, 1948, as cited in Ibid., p. 107.
  9. Address at St. Louis, Missouri, June 10, 1950, as cited in Ibid., p. 111.
  10. Memoirs of Harry Truman: Years of Trial and Hope, vol. 2, Garden City, NJ: Doubleday, 1956, as cited in Ibid., p. 186.
  11. Veto Message of McCarran Act, September 22, 1950, as cited in Ibid., p. 231.
   
 
  Dwight Eisenhower  
  1. Speech in Washington, DC, April 16, 1953 in Public Papers of Presidents: 1953, Washington, DC: 1960, p. 182, as cited in Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations, p. 73.
  2. Televised Address on the situation in Little Rock, Arkansas, September 24, 1957, as cited in The World Almanac of Presidential Quotations, p. 33.
  3. Sixth Annual Message to U.S. Congress, January 9, 1958, as cited in Ibid., p. 91.
  4. Televised Farewell Address to the American People, January 17, 1961 in The New York Times, January 18, 1961, as cited in Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations, p. 73.
   
 
  John F. Kennedy  
  1. Acceptance Speech, Democratic National Convention, Los Angeles, California, July 15, 1960 in Vital Speeches August 1, 1960, p. 1, as cited in Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations, p. 119.
  2. Inaugural Address, January 20, 1961, as cited in "To the Best of my Ability": the American Presidents, pp. 431-432.
  3. Supplementary State of the Union Address to a joint session of U.S. Congress, May 23, 1961 in Vital Speeches June 15, 1961, p. 518, as cited in Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations, p. 73.
  4. Address to the United Nations, September 25, 1961, as cited in Bartlett's, p. 741
  5. Address to Latin American diplomats at the White House, March 12, 1962, as cited in Ibid.
  6. Press conference, March 21, 1962, as cited in Ibid.
  7. Televised Address to the Nation Regarding the Discovery of Soviet Missiles in Cuba, October 1962, as cited in Michael Beschloss, "Facing the Nation: How a TV Performance can Make or Break the Commander in Chief" in TV Guide October 20, 2001, p. 35.
  8. Address at West Berlin City Hall, Germany, June 26, 1963, as cited in Ibid., p. 742.
  9. Address at American University, Washington, DC, June 10, 1963, as cited in Ibid.
   
 
  Lyndon B. Johnson  
  1. Saying attributed to him, as cited in Bartlett's, p. 723.
  2. Address to a Joint session of U.S. Congress, November 27, 1963 [five days after the assassination of President Kennedy] in Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Lyndon B. Johnson 1963-1964, vol. I, p. 8, as cited in Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations, p. 114.
  3. Statement on riots in New York City, New York, July 21, 1964, as cited in The World Almanac of Presidential Quotations, p. 33.
  4. State of the Union Address, January 8, 1964 in Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Lyndon B. Johnson 1963-1964, vol. I, p. 114, as cited in Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations, p. 114.
  5. Remarks, Internal Revenue Service, 1966, as cited in The World Almanac of Presidential Quotations, p. 98.
  6. Televised Address to the nation, 1968.
   
 
  Richard M. Nixon  
  1. Press Conference after Nixon lost California gubernatorial campaign, November 7, 1962, as cited in Bartlett's, p. 733.
  2. Richard Nixon, Six Crises, New York, 1962, as cited in The World Almanac of Presidential Quotations, p. 4.
  3. Ibid., as cited in Ibid., p 192.
  4. Speech in New York City, New York, October 31, 1968, as cited in Bartlett's, p. 733.
  5. Speech, November 3, 1969, as cited in Ibid.
  6. Press Conference, November 11, 1973, as cited in Ibid.
  7. Farewell Address to members of his administration, August 9, 1974, as cited in Ibid.
  8. Television Interview with David Frost, originally aired May 19, 1977, as cited in Ibid.
   
 
  Gerald R. Ford  
  1. Speech upon being sworn in as Vice President, December 6, 1973 in Washington Post December 7, 1973, as cited in Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations, p. 82.
  2. Comments upon being sworn in as President, August 9, 1974, as cited in Bartlett's, p. 733.
  3. Second Presidential Candidate Television Debate with Jimmy Carter, San Francisco, California, October 6, 1976, as cited in Ibid.
   
 
  Jimmy Carter  
  1. Campaign promise, 1976?
  2. Interview in Playboy magazine, October 1976, as cited in Bartlett's, p. 754.
  3. Remark at town meeting, Bardstown, Kentucky, July 31, 1979, as cited in Ibid.
   
 
  Ronald Reagan  
  1. Frequent saying.
  2. "Televised Nationwide Address on Behalf of Senator Barry Goldwater:  A Time for Choosing," October 27, 1964, as cited in RonaldReagan.com.
  3. Ibid..
  4. Ibid..
  5. Ibid..
  6. Press Conference, March 2, 1977 in Bill Adler, Reagan Wit, 1981, as cited in Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations, p. 178.
  7. October 28, 1980 Presidential debate, as cited in Eileen Shields-West, The World Almanac of Presidential Campaigns, New York: Pharos Books, 1992, p. 232.
  8. First Inaugural Address, January 20, 1981, as cited in "To the Best of my Ability": the American Presidents, pp. 443-444.
  9. Ibid..
  10. Press Conference, January 27, 1981, as cited in Michael Beschloss, "Facing the Nation: How a TV Performance can Make or Break the Commander in Chief" in TV Guide October 20, 2001, p. 38.
  11. Commencement Address, Notre Dame University, Notre Dame, Indiana, May 1981.
  12. ??
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  14. Speech, National Association of Evangelicals, March 8, 1983, as cited in Bartlett's, p. 773n.
  15. Speech, National Association of Evangelicals, March 8, 1983, as cited in RonaldReagan.com.
  16. Ibid..
  17. Ibid..
  18. Speech, Annual Joint Meeting of the Board of Governors of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF), September 27, 1983, cited in The World Almanac of Presidential Quotations, p. 160.
  19. Ibid., p. 25.
  20. State of the Union Address, January 1, 1984, as cited in The World Almanac of Presidential Quotations, p. 8.
  21. Speech, 40th Anniversary of D-Day, Pointe Du Hoc, France, June 6, 1984, as cited in RonaldReagan.com.
  22. Ibid..
  23. Ibid..
  24. "Televised Address to the Nation on the Challenger Disaster" from the Oval Office of the White House, January 28, 1986, as cited in RonaldReagan.com.
  25. Speech, United Nations General Assembly, September 22, 1986, as cited in The World Almanac of Presidential Quotations, p. 59.
  26. Ibid., as cited in Ibid., p. 158.
  27. Speech, Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany, June 12, 1987, as cited in RonaldReagan.com.
  28. Ibid.
  29. Gorbachev-Reagan Summits.
   
 
  George H. W. Bush  
  1. Acceptance speech, Republican National Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana, August 18, 1988, as cited in Bartlett's, p. 753.
  2. Ibid.
  3. Ibid.
  4. Inaugural Address, January 20, 1989, as cited in The World Almanac of Presidential Quotations, p. 91.
  5. Televised Address, August 8, 1990, as cited in The World Almanac of Presidential Quotations, p. 4.
  6. State of the Union Address, January 28, 1992, as cited in The World Almanac of Presidential Quotations, p. 111.
   
 
  Bill Clinton  
  1. 1992 New York Democratic televised debate, as cited in Jess Brallier and Sally Chabert, Presidential Wit and Wisdom: Maxims, Mottoes, Sound Bites, Speeches, and Asides: Memorable Quotes from America's Presidents, New York: Penguin Books, 1996, p.253.
  2. "Nightline" the day after the 1992 election, as cited in the Burrelle’s transcript of "'The Clinton Years: Learning the Hard Way," Nightline (ABC News), Tuesday, January 9, 2001.
  3. 1995 State of the Union Address.
  4. Televised statement, January 26, 1998, as reported by ABCNews.go.com and The World Almanac and Book of Facts 1999 (Mahwah, New Jersey: Primedia Reference, Inc., 1998), p.46.
  5. Deposition before grand jury, August 17, 1998.
   
 
  George W. Bush  
  1. Campaign slogan repeated in several speeches.
  2. Ibid.
  3. Inaugural Address, Sunday, January 20, 2001, as cited in The Washington Times, January 21, 20001, p. A4.
  4. September 12, 2001. ArgusLeader.com.
  5. Remarks by the President To Police, Firemen and Rescue Workers at World Trade Center, New York City, September 14, 2001. Yale's Avalon Project.
  6. Remarks by the President upon Arrival the White House South Lawn, September 16, 2001. Yale's Avalon Project.
  7. Remarks by President Bush and President Megawati of Indonesia, September 19, 2001. Yale's Avalon Project.
  8. Address to a Joint Session of Congress and the American People, September 20, 2001. Yale's Avalon Project.
  9. Remarks by the President in Welcoming to the White House the Aid Workers Rescued from Afghanistan, The White House Rose Garden, November 26, 2001. Whitehouse.gov.
  10. State of the Union Address, January 29, 2002. Whitehouse.gov.
   
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