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Most presidents have made good and bad decisions because they are human, just like us. In spite of our political affiliation, we can take something from many of them and get inspired. The following are my favorite inspirational quotes by some of our presidents.

“Happiness depends more upon the internal frame of a person’s own mind, than on the externals in the world.” George Washington

“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.” Calvin Coolidge

“There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long-range risks of comfortable inaction.” John F. Kennedy

“Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.” Thomas Jefferson

 “A soft, easy life is not worth living, if it impairs the fibre of brain and heart and muscle. We must dare to be great; and we must realize that greatness is the fruit of toil and sacrifice and high courage… For us is the life of action, of strenuous performance of duty; let us live in the harness, striving mightily; let us rather run the risk of wearing out than rusting out.” Theodore Roosevelt

“Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.” Harry S. Truman

“Competition has been shown to be useful up to a certain point and no further, but cooperation, which is the thing we must strive for today, begins where competition leaves off.” Franklin D. Roosevelt

“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.” Barack Obama

“No dream is too big. No challenge is too great. Nothing we want for our future is beyond our reach.” Donald Trump

Now that I shared some of my favorite quotes from some of our presidents, can you think of a quote that motivates and inspire you?

To a Fitter Healthier You,

Adriana Albritton

The Fitness Wellness Mentor

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