Sometimes we focus so much on movie quotes and celebrity sayings that we forget to be retrospective. We forget to take the time to meditate on the words of those who have led our country. From the founding fathers to the more modern presidents, these true Americans have given us some amazing wisdom that we can apply to our lives.
Consider these quotes to help you be a better person in 2015!
Delay is preferable to error. – Thomas Jefferson
It really is important to think before you do something
We can complain that rose bushes have thorns, or we can rejoice that thorn bushes have roses. – Abraham Lincoln
Basically look at the glass half full, and the job halfway done.
The greater our knowledge increases the more our ignorance unfolds. – John F. Kennedy
Most answers just bring up more questions, but that doesn’t mean we should stop seeking answers, because eventually one question won’t have an answer.
Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. – President Barack Obama
Every day, ask yourself, “If not me, then who?”
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds. – Franklin D. Roosevelt
The only person that can stop you from doing what you dream… is yourself.
There has never yet been a man in our history who led a life of ease whose name is worth remembering. – Theodore Roosevelt
When trials come your way, don’t give up. Often, we give up right before we would have succeeded.
It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company. – George Washington
Think carefully about who you are friends with. It’s easy to lose your own morals when surrounded by bad influences.
Philosophy is common sense with big words. – James Madison
We like to think that philosophers know more than us, but really, they just understand common sense better.
It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things. – Theodore Roosevelt
No one ever changed anything by sitting around talking about it. Work hard and you will see amazing results.
-The Alternative Daily