Today is President's Day, so it seems appropriate to take inspiration and wisdom from the leaders of our great country. Below are my Top 25 Quotes from among the most memorable Presidents in our nation's history. Regardless of your party affiliation, these nuggets of gold can provide lessons in life for every man.

“Ninety-nine percent of failures come from people who make excuses.”

– George Washington

“Honesty is the first chapter of the book wisdom.”

– Thomas Jefferson

“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years”

– Abraham Lincoln

“There are men and women who make the world better just by being the kind of people they are. They have the gift of kindness or courage or loyalty or integrity. It really matters very little whether they are behind the wheel of a truck or running a business or bringing up a family. They teach the truth by living it.”

– James Garfield

“It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.”

– Theodore Roosevelt

“I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever.”

– Thomas Jefferson

“Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.

– John F. Kennedy

“If you actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.

– John Quincy Adams

“Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate you and define you.”

– Thomas Jefferson

“Accomplishment will prove to be a journey, not a destination.”

– Dwight D. Eisenhower

“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.

– Harry S. Truman

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”

– Theodore Roosevelt

Be fit for more than the thing you are now doing. Let everyone know that you have a reserve in yourself; that you have more power than you are now using. If you are not too large for the place you occupy, you are too small for it.

– James Garfield

“Yours is not the task of making your way in the world, but the task of remaking the world which you will find before you.”

– Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Piling up material goods cannot fill the emptiness of lives which have no confidence or purpose.

– Jimmy Carter

“Life takes its own turns, makes its own demands, writes its own story, and along the way, we start to realize we are not the author.

– George W. Bush

“My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.

– Abraham Lincoln

“Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.

– John F. Kennedy

In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.

– Thomas Jefferson

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”

– Theodore Roosevelt

Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.

– Andrew Jackson

“It takes a great man to be a good listener.

– Calvin Coolidge

“We must dare to be great; and we must realize that greatness is the fruit of toil and sacrifice and high courage.

– Theodore Roosevelt

“If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress.”

– Barak Obama

“Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems men face.

– Ronald Reagan

No doubt you have others. What are some of your favorite quotes that have inspired you and provided valuable insight in your life? List them in the comments section below, so that we can all learn from them as well.