I was recently gifted this brilliant little book, a great quick read, containing selected quotes of various U.S. presidents. This book would be the perfect gift for any person interested in U.S. history.
Here are two selections from James Madison and a bonus track from William Henry Harrison.
James Madison: “The problem to be solved is, not what form of Government is perfect, but which form is least imperfect.”
In a letter from William Cogswell, March 10, 1834. page 107.
James Madison: “The truth is that all men having power ought to be mistrusted.” page 127.
William Henry Harrison: “A decent and manly examination of the acts of the government should not only be tolerated, but encouraged.” page 59.
My only disappointment is that a book that so clearly appeals to an American heritage was
not printed in the United States.
Gross, Charlotte Lee, ed Presidential Wit and Wisdom. Kennebunkport, ME: Cider Mill Press Book Publishers, 2015.
- ISBN-13: 978-1604336092