Leadership/Management, Team Building, Team Member Engagement

10 Quotes from Presidents Washington & Lincoln – President’s Day

by Caug124

February 18th, 2013

To celebrate President’s Day we have collected 10 quotes from both President George Washington and President Abraham Lincoln.

Little known Fact for President’s Day:

Dale Carnegie was an admirer of President Abraham Lincoln.  In fact, Dale Carnegie read any book about Abraham Lincoln that he could find.  The books found Dale Carnegie unsatisfied and wanting more.  So he wrote a biography on President Lincoln called “Lincoln the Unknown”.

10 Quotes – George Washington & Abraham Lincoln:

“We ought not to look back, unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors and for the purpose of profiting by dear bought experience” – George Washington

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” – Abraham Lincoln

If you look for the bad in people expecting to find it, you surely will.” – Abraham Lincoln

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

“You cannot build character and courage by taking away a man’s initiative and independence.” – Abraham Lincoln

“True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is entitled to the appellation.” – George Washington

“It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.” – George Washington

If you look for the bad in people expecting to find it, you surely will.” – Abraham Lincoln

“I hope I shall always possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an “Honest Man”.” – George Washington

If you look for the bad in people expecting to find it, you surely will.” – Abraham Lincoln

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  1. Mike /

    Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.,

    • Dawn Murphy /

      Kennedy’s quote needs to be reinficised in the nation today.

      • SGT Mike /

        Enter comment here

  2. Mark /

    If you look for duplicated quotes in this list expecting to find them, you surely will.

    • carter /

      Now this is a truth!

  3. Garry /

    10 famous quotes…. but 1 was repeated 3 times… I think someone needs to check their work… The WSJ is not what it used to be obviously…

    • David /

      I found the bad in the author in this and I was not even looking. Oh the irony

    • Mark /

      Gary….this article was not published by the WSJ. Its a Dale Carnegie blog post.

  4. William Westbrook /

    There are 10, but three of them are the same. Was that just Dale’s way?

  5. Abe /

    When something is really important, say it 3 times!

  6. Ein Vogel-frei /


  7. Name /

    Can they not see that 3 of them are identical

  8. Jim Thogersen /

    Only eight. One is repeated two times.
    “If you look for the bad in people expecting to find it, you surely will.” – Abraham Lincoln

  9. Vlad Jarrett /

    “Nobody’s madder than me.” Barry Soetoro “Stinkburger” Obama

  10. Dan Hall /

    If you look for a vulnerable intern during a government shutdown, you’ll surely find one – President Clinton

  11. Knate /

    I am not a crook.

  12. jlister /

    impressive – 3 are the same quote. I guess they are only good for 7 notable “sound bites”.

  13. Warren /

    “Don’t believe everything you read on the internet.” Abraham Lincoln

  14. Dayton /

    How about the one from Lincoln, “If you look for the bad in people expecting to find it, you surely will.”

    That’s one of the best. Can’t believe it was omitted.

  15. george /

    “If you Aunt had balls She would be your Uncle” Abe Lincoln

  16. Don Jose /

    “Let me be perectly clear . . .”

  17. scb /

    “If you look for the bad in people…” cited 3 times?

  18. Bruce Freethinker /

    Number 3 and number 8 are the same.

  19. Bruce Freethinker /

    You’ve got the gall to tell me I”m posting a duplicate comment??? Look at number 3 and number 8. I write emails more carefully than this stupid article.

  20. BOB /

    “if you like your union you can keep your union” Abackoham Lincoln (continental)

  21. Johnny /

    you can keep your insurance…period…hahahahahah

  22. NameJohnny /

    I did not have sex qith that women Miss Lewinsky…oopps

  23. Abraham Lincoln /

    “…If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would also do that….” Abe the Emancipator

  24. Mike /

    If you look for the bad in people…is a memorable quote, but if you can count it only once, you need to have two more quotes to make it ten

  25. spartan /

    “I didn’t do it” or “It wasn’t me” —– Millenials

  26. Unlearned Hand /

    Why did you print the “If you look for the bad in people…” Three times?

  27. Denise Rogers /

    One good thing about the posts and comments, is that it got folks reading. Now that is an accomplishment. Give me more!!!

  28. Miguel /

    Abe Lincoln was listed three times on the same quote.

  29. Rich /

    “Quotes on the internet are often unreliable” – Abrham Lincoln

  30. Crayfish2790 /

    “If you are lazy, underwmployed blogger, you will surely duplicate quotes by Lincoln to fill up your title of “ten” quotes.”


  31. Liberal Lemming /

    You can keep your doctor, if you like your doctor.

  32. zachary /

    I count nine……

  33. Hal /

    This is only 8, 3 of these are the same quote.

  34. Dan /

    “If you read the “10′ of anything on the internet you are wasting time.” – George Washington.

  35. NameDan /

    “If the internet existed while I was in office, I’d still be writing the Gettysburg Address”

  36. NameNameDan /

    “U.S.Grant should stop sending me selfies.” -Abraham Lincoln.

  37. Anna /

    “I can hear you! I can hear you, the rest of the world hears you and the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon.”

  38. Holden McGroin /

    That’s only nine quotes. You used one of them twice.

    • NameHolden McGroin /

      Abe used to say that a lot!

  39. Christopher E. Stith /

    Ich bin eine kaputte Schallplatte.

  40. Steve /

    Why repeat teh same quote 3 times—there a re others taht are good—-