What this will be over the next few weeks is a collection of quotes about Presidents BY Presidents. Anything I’ve ever been able to find that a President said about one of his fellow Presidents, I have collected and archived so that I could share it with you. Is this a complete collection? No. I’m always updating it, always revising it, always correcting things. When possible, I’ve tried to note the source of the quote as well as when the quote was said or written.
The Presidents Talk About: George Washington
“A gentleman whose skill and experience as an officer, whose independent fortune, great talents and excellent universal character would command the approbation of all America and unite the cordial exertions of all the colonies better than any other person in the union.” — John Adams, 1775
“He is too illiterate, unread, unlearned for his station and reputation.” — John Adams
We are riveted. You’ve already missed Jacqueline Kennedy stories about: John Jr.’s birth, JFK’s inauguration, Caroline’s love of finger painting, the White House school started by Jacqueline for her children, and what it was like to be a Secret Service agent who was always by her side.