If you’re having a bad week from political fatigue, I’m going to recommend that you hop into your comfiest pajamas, pour yourself a litre of wine and read these inspiring quotes from leaders throughout history. It’ll make you feel better, promise.
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” – President of the United States, Barack Obama, 2008
“We have abundant reason to rejoice, that, in this land, the light of truth and reason has triumphed over the power of bigotry and superstition, and that every person may here worship God according to the dictates of his own heart.” – President of the United States, George Washington, 1793
“Neither the chains of dictatorship nor the fetters of oppression can keep down the forces of freedom for long.” – Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel, 2011
“The size of your dreams must always exceed your current capacity to achieve them. If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.” – President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, 2011
“Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure… than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.” – President of the United States Theodore Roosevelt, 1899