Wise quotes on life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness from every US president

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In honor of President's Day, we collected some of the finest aphorisms to come from the Oval Office.

They include life lessons from George Washington, leadership advice from Thomas Jefferson, and reflections on character from Abraham Lincoln.
These leaders all had one of the toughest, most important jobs in the world. Here are a few of the things they learned.

Drake Baer contributed to an earlier version of this article.