Whether poking fun or inspiring millions, the words of a US president can be a commanding instrument. This quiz deck draws on presidential letters, diaries, speeches, books, interviews, and other sources to offer a glimpse into the lives and convictions of the nation’s chief executives. Powerful, insightful, amusing, and heartbreaking, these quotations show how presidents dealt with sobering events, moments of human weakness, and the absurd side of politics. What wit told his future constituency, “If all that Americans want is security, they can go to prison”? Who announced to his successor, “My dear sir, if you are as happy on entering the White House as I on leaving, you are a very happy man indeed”? With a presidential quotation on the front of each card and a brief essay on the back, these 48 cards trace a brief history of the Oval Office in the occupants’ own words.