Harry S Truman short quotes

It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.

It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.

America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.

America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.

Actions are the seed of fate deeds grow into destiny. ---->>>

In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves... self-discipline with all of them came first.

In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves... self-discipline with all of them came first.

Carry the battle to them. Don't let them bring it to you. Put them on the defensive and don't ever apologize for anything. ---->>>

The atom bomb was no 'great decision.' It was merely another powerful weapon in the arsenal of righteousness. ---->>>

A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.

A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.

When you have an efficient government, you have a dictatorship.

When you have an efficient government, you have a dictatorship.

You can never get all the facts from just one newspaper, and unless you have all the facts, you cannot make proper judgements about what is going on. ---->>>

The reward of suffering is experience.

The reward of suffering is experience.

You want a friend in Washington? Get a dog.

You want a friend in Washington? Get a dog.

When even one American - who has done nothing wrong - is forced by fear to shut his mind and close his mouth - then all Americans are in peril. ---->>>

A President cannot always be popular.

A President cannot always be popular.

The United Nations is designed to make possible lasting freedom and independence for all its members.

The United Nations is designed to make possible lasting freedom and independence for all its members.

If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. ---->>>

I never did give anybody hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell. ---->>>

If you can't convince them, confuse them.

If you can't convince them, confuse them.

All my life, whenever it comes time to make a decision, I make it and forget about it. ---->>>

If I hadn't been President of the United States, I probably would have ended up a piano player in a bawdy house. ---->>>

The buck stops here! ---->>>

The White House is the finest prison in the world. ---->>>

Any man who has had the job I've had and didn't have a sense of humor wouldn't still be here.

Any man who has had the job I've had and didn't have a sense of humor wouldn't still be here.

My father was not a failure. After all, he was the father of a president of the United States.

My father was not a failure. After all, he was the father of a president of the United States.

A leader in the Democratic Party is a boss, in the Republican Party he is a leader.

A leader in the Democratic Party is a boss, in the Republican Party he is a leader.

I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.

I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.

I never gave anybody hell! I just told the truth and they thought it was hell. ---->>>

There is nothing new in the world except the history you do not know.

There is nothing new in the world except the history you do not know.

Art is parasitic on life, just as criticism is parasitic on art. ---->>>

A bureaucrat is a Democrat who holds some office that a Republican wants. ---->>>

The best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.

The best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.

Experience has shown how deeply the seeds of war are planted by economic rivalry and social injustice. ---->>>

The only things worth learning are the things you learn after you know it all. ---->>>

Intense feeling too often obscures the truth. ---->>>

It's plain hokum. If you can't convince 'em, confuse 'em. It's an old political trick. But this time it won't work. ---->>>

Always be sincere, even if you don't mean it. ---->>>

Washington is a very easy city for you to forget where you came from and why you got there in the first place. ---->>>

A President needs political understanding to run the government, but he may be elected without it. ---->>>

Whenever a fellow tells me he's bipartisan, I know he's going to vote against me. ---->>>

I would rather have peace in the world than be President. ---->>>

I've said many a time that I think the Un-American Activities Committee in the House of Representatives was the most un-American thing in America!

I've said many a time that I think the Un-American Activities Committee in the House of Representatives was the most un-American thing in America!

In my opinion eight years as president is enough and sometimes too much for any man to serve in that capacity. ---->>>

It's a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it's a depression when you lose yours. ---->>>

Well, I wouldn't say that I was in the great class, but I had a great time while I was trying to be great. ---->>>

A politician is a man who understands government. A statesman is a politician who's been dead for 15 years. ---->>>

It sure is hell to be president. ---->>>

This administration is going to be cussed and discussed for years to come. ---->>>

A president either is constantly on top of events or, if he hesitates, events will soon be on top of him. I never felt that I could let up for a moment. ---->>>

The President is always abused. If he isn't, he isn't doing anything. ---->>>

Upon books the collective education of the race depends; they are the sole instruments of registering, perpetuating and transmitting thought. ---->>>

Whenever you put a man on the Supreme Court he ceases to be your friend. ---->>>

Most of the problems a President has to face have their roots in the past. ---->>>

Being too good is apt to be uninteresting. ---->>>

If I'd known how much packing I'd have to do, I'd have run again. ---->>>

Study men, not historians. ---->>>

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