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Small Business Quote of the Week—U.S. Presidents



Presidential SealToday is President’s Day in the United States. So instead of a few quotes from a favorite business thinker, today we present a few quotes about business and leadership from seven of the men who have served as the President of the United States of America.

“If hard work is not another name for talent, it is the best possible substitute for it.”
—James Garfield

“Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself… because it’s only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential.”
—Barack Obama

“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.”
—Harry S. Truman

“The chief business of the American people is business.”
—Calvin Coolidge

“A good leader can’t get too far ahead of his followers.”
—Franklin D. Roosevelt

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.”
—John Quincy Adams

“The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.”
—Theodore Roosevelt