President’s Day

President’s Day seems like a fitting day to ‘inaugurate’ our new Classified Staff Blog. In this space over the coming days you will find important announcements, profiles of the employees who are critical to making the campus function, as well as helpful tips and even a bit of fun. Continuing now with our President’s Day theme, here are interesting quotes from Presidents of the United States, from four different eras in our nation’s history….

Educate and inform the whole mass of the people… They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.

Thomas Jefferson (3rd President)

Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.

Abraham Lincoln (16th President) First Annual Message to Congress, December 3, 1861.

For history does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid.

Dwight Eisenhower  (34th President) Inaugural Address, Washington, D.C., 1/20/53

A people free to choose will always choose peace.

Ronald Reagan (40th President)