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17 Social Media Quotes From 17 Presidents

kennedysSeventeen social media quotes from 17 Presidents? That is impossible. My dear friend, if you have not learned by now, nothing is impossible. The idea of being social transcends generations. It is all a matter of how you apply the meaning behind quote. Below include 17 different Presidents with sound advice for the social media professional. It is up to you to derive the meaning. After all, I cannot give away all the secrets!

  1. Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction. – John F. Kennedy
  2. Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light. – George Washington
  3. Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. – Abraham Lincoln
  4. When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on. – Franklin D. Roosevelt
  5. Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. – Barack Obama
  6. Sometimes when people are under stress, they hate to think, and it’s the time when they most need to think. – Bill Clinton
  7. Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don’t interfere as long as the policy you’ve decided upon is being carried out. – Ronald Reagan
  8. In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. – Thomas Jefferson
  9. My failures have been errors in judgment, not of intent. – Ulysses S. Grant
  10. Pull the string, and it will follow wherever you wish. Push it, and it will go nowhere at all. – Dwight D. Eisenhower
  11. Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care. – Theodore Roosevelt
  12. I would rather the man who presents something for my consideration subject me to a zephyr of truth and a gentle breeze of responsibility rather than blow me down with a curtain of hot wind. – Grover Cleveland
  13. Those who have wrought great changes in the world never succeeded by gaining over chiefs; but always by exciting the multitude. The first is the resource of intrigue and produces only secondary results, the second is the resort of genius and transforms the universe. – Martin Van Buren
  14. The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty. – James Madison
  15. Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence. – John Adams
  16. We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles. – Jimmy Carter
  17. It’s a damn poor mind that can only think of one way to spell a word. – Andrew Johnson

Social media is simply another way to communicate. Principles behind it in regards to public relations will nearly remain the same. These living and dead President’s are speaking about war, government, economy and the nation. They did not plan to have the meanings of any part of these speeches apply to social media directly. However, indirectly, they certainly apply. History can teach us many things. The funny thing that I notice is, we are not much different as people. We have advanced technologically in many ways but the principles of our forefathers are almost unchanged. What is the best advice you have ever received from someone unexpected that you applied to social media?

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