1. "Whatever you are, be a good one." - Abraham Lincoln

2. "If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress." - Barack Obama

3. "Officeholders are the agents of the people, not their masters." - Grover Cleveland

4. "It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit." - Harry Truman

5. "No government is perfect. One of the chief virtues of a democracy, however, is that its defects are always visible and under democratic processes can be pointed out and corrected." - Harry Truman

6. "Words without actions are the assassins of idealism." - Herbert Hoover

7. "Being a politician is a poor profession. Being a public servant is a noble one." - Herbert Hoover

8. "The American, by nature, is optimistic. He is experimental, an inventor and a builder who builds best when called upon to build greatly." - John F. Kennedy

9. "If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader." - John Quincy Adams

10. "A president's hardest task is not to do what is right, but to know what is right." - Lyndon Johnson

11. "He serves his party best who serves the country best." - Rutherford B. Hayes

12. "We must dare to be great; and we must realize that greatness is the fruit of toil and sacrifice and high courage." - Teddy Roosevelt

13. "When angry, count ten, before you speak; if very angry, a hundred." - Thomas Jefferson

14. "In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock." - Thomas Jefferson

15. "Our differences are policies; our agreements, principles." - William McKinley