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For the student who answered, Millard Fillmore, for every Presidential question, here’s a Millard Fillmore quote. And it’s a great one! It is not strange… to mistake change for progress.  Special thanks to all the readers I met at the Youth Literature Festival at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. Thanks for reading Beyond Lucky!!! #PresidentsWithoutPolitics 
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Photo by me! Quote by Bill, the first president I ever met in person. (He told me my children were beautiful! If you live long enough, you’ll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you’ll be a better person. It’s how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never...
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Our Presidents inspire our nation when they honor all of us. Here’s my favorite George HW Bush quote: We are a nation of communities… a brilliant diversity spread like stars, like a thousand points of light in a broad and peaceful sky.  #PresidentsWithoutPolitics #OneADay #UntilElectionDay
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Before Ulysses S Grant was President, he was the General of the Union army. He said: The art of war is simple enough. Find out where your enemy is. Get at him as soon as you can. Strike him as hard as you can, and keep moving on.  and I have never advocated war except as...
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From George Washington: Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience.  Also, one too many leaders have forgotten: It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.  #OneADay #PresidentsWithoutPolitics #UntilElectionDay
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James Buchanan was not one of our greatest presidents ever. But he was one that I learned about in grade school–since he was from Pennsylvania. What we learned: He was a lifelong bachelor. (We didn’t talk about sexuality in the early 1970’s. We learned that he drank a bit too much. And that someone once called...
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When I realized that my main character, Ari Fish, loved the presidents and was inspired by them, I spent a lot of time reading speeches and quotes by our country’s leaders. Since then, I have thought a lot about leadership–and talked to a lot of kids about it, too. Right now, we are encouraged to...
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In 1960, Richard Nixon and John Kennedy participated in the first general presidential debates. So today, let’s quote John F Kennedy! So many good ones: As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.  Or this, from the 1960 debate: I...
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Jimmy Carter was the first President I voted for! He spoke often about the separation of Church and State. After last night’s news, I thought we could all use a glimmer of what we always expect from our Presidents: empathy. Soul. Inclusivity. Human rights is the soul of our foreign policy, because human rights is...
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I love this quote! I don’t think I need to explain why! America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.    #OneADay #UntilElectionDay   
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About Sarah

Sarah Aronson holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is the author of one picture book, The Princess and the Pea: A Very Short Pop-Up, and three novels: Head Case, Beyond Lucky, Believe, and The Wish List.