Many of us are celebrating Presidents Day by kicking back and enjoying the day off, and it’s all thanks to George Washington. Our original Commander in Chief’s birthday (February 22) was officially recognized as a national holiday in 1885, and has since been observed by Americans on the third Monday in February ever since.
To honor our original fearless leader, and the forty-plus men who have followed him ever since, we’ve compiled eight of our favorite motivating presidential quotes for you.
“If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress.” – Barack Obama
“We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.” – Ronald Reagan
“I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.” – Abraham Lincoln
“Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.” – John F. Kennedy
“There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.” – FDR
“It’s amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” – Harry Truman
“The harder the conflict, the greater the triumph.” – George Washington
“Ideas control the world.” – James A Garfield
Presents on Presidents’ Day? Yep, we went there. As a little gift from us to you, the photos in this post are available as downloadable desktop computer backgrounds. It’s just a little something that will give your work space some motivational flair. Feel free to click on the links below for full-size images available for download.
All the original images used in conjunction with these quotes are courtesy of Unsplash. Happy Presidents’ Day!