Instead of spending hours on the computer searching the Internet, processing e-mails, or posting blogs, I’ve been reading books about former presidents. Today’s blog titled, “Words, Words, Words,” will consist of quotes from three famous men that caused me to wonder how they might be useful thoughts for today’s political leaders to think about.
“There is no cause half so sacred as the cause of a people. There is no idea so uplifting as the idea of service to humanity.” – Woodrow Wilson, October 31, 1912
“The Presidency is not an administrative office. That’s the least of it. It is more than an engineering job, efficient or inefficient. It is pre-eminently a place of moral leadership. All our great Presidents were leaders of thought at times when certain historic ideas in the life of the nation had to be clarified.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt, December 12, 1952
“When at some future date the high court of history sits in judgment on each of us, will it ask: Were we truly men of courage – with the courage to stand up to one’s enemies – and the courage to stand up, when necessary, to one’s associates?” – John F. Kennedy, address to the Massachusetts Legislature, January 9, 1961
What reactions do you, as a reader of these quotes, have regarding today’s political leaders? Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section, below.