Quiz: Can You Complete These Famous Presidential Quotes?
Can You Complete These Famous Presidential Quotes?
By: John Miller
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About This Quiz

“What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight; it's the size of the fight in the dog." It’s one of the most famous quotes from an equally impressive president named Dwight Eisenhower. Whether it was Eisenhower or Clinton, America’s presidents — particularly the recent ones — seem to be in love with the sound of their own voices, proffering what they believe is sage wisdom to anyone who will listen. Do you think you know the quotes in our quiz well enough to finish them?

Although he loathed public speaking, Thomas Jefferson used his quill and ink to provide plenty of whip-smart comments for the ages. “Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude." Did you already know that timeless quote … or would you need help completing it?

From George Washington to George H.W. Bush, America’s presidents have always had a lofty perch from which to dispense advice, and they do it. Can you finish this one from Calvin Coolidge? "If you see ten ______ coming down the road, you can be sure that nine will run into the ditch before they reach you." The answer is not Communists … it is “troubles.”

Let’s see if you really know your presidents and their quotable truths (and untruths). Maybe you can guess even better ways to complete these eternal presidential utterances in our quotable quiz!

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