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Quotes of the day: Warren G. Harding
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Published Sunday, November 01, 2015 @ 2:51 PM EST
Nov 01 2015

Warren Gamaliel Harding (November 2, 1865 – August 2, 1923) was the 29th President of the United States, serving from March 4, 1921 until his death. Although Harding died one of the most popular presidents in history, the subsequent exposure of scandals that took place under him, such as Teapot Dome, eroded his popular regard, as did revelations of an affair by Nan Britton, one of his mistresses. In historical rankings of the U.S. presidents, Harding has been rated among the worst. (Click here for full Wikipedia article)

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Ambition is a commendable attribute, without which no man succeeds. Only inconsiderate ambition imperils.

Honesty is the great essential. It exalts the individual citizenship, and, without honesty, no man deserves the confidence of the people in private pursuit or in public office.

I am not fit for this office and should never have been here.

I don't know much about Americanism, but it's a damn good word with which to carry an election.

I have no trouble with my enemies. I can take care of my enemies all right. But my damn friends, my god-damned friends, White, they're the ones who keep me walking the floor nights!

In the great fulfillment we must have a citizenship less concerned about what the government can do for it and more anxious about what it can do for the nation.

Liberty- liberty within the law--and civilization are inseparable.

Only solitary men know the full joys of friendship. Others have their family; but to a solitary and an exile his friends are everything.

Our most dangerous tendency is to expect too much of government, and at the same time do for it too little.

The success of our popular government rests wholly upon the correct interpretation of the deliberate, intelligent, dependable popular will of America.

There is something inherently wrong, something out of accord with the ideals of representative democracy, when one portion of our citizenship turns its activities to private gain amid defensive war while another is fighting, sacrificing, or dying for national preservation.

There's good in everybody. Boost. Don't knock.

Treat your friend as if he will one day be your enemy, and your enemy as if he will one day be your friend.

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(November 2 is also the birthday of Lois McMaster Bujold.)


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