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Harry S Truman

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HARRY S TRUMAN
When a leader is in the Democratic party he's a boss; when he's in the Republican party he's a leade...
HARRY S TRUMAN
People are very much wrought up about the Communist bugaboo
HARRY S TRUMAN
I have never met you but if I do, you'll need a new nose, a lot of beefsteak for black eyes, and a s...
HARRY S TRUMAN
Richard Nixon is a no good, lying bastard. He can lie out of both sides of his mouth at the same tim...
HARRY S TRUMAN
America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination, and unbeatable determin...
HARRY S TRUMAN
Our conference in 1945 did much more than draft an international agreement among 50 nations. [We] se...
HARRY S TRUMAN
I found that the men and women who got to the top were those who did the jobs they had in hand, with...
HARRY S TRUMAN
Never kick a fresh turd on a hot day.
HARRY S TRUMAN
If I want to be great I have to win the victory over myself... self-discipline.
HARRY S TRUMAN
How do you live a long life? ''Take a two-mile walk every morning before breakfast.''
HARRY S TRUMAN
The absence of war is not peace.
HARRY S TRUMAN
Carry the battle to them. Don't let them bring it to you. Put them on the defensive and don't ever a...
HARRY S TRUMAN
To hell with them. When history is written they will be the sons of bitches - not I.
HARRY S TRUMAN
The United Nations is designed to make possible lasting freedom and independence for all its members
HARRY S TRUMAN
I come to the office each morning and stay for long hours doing what has to be done to the best of m...
HARRY S TRUMAN
It's plain hokum. If you can't convince 'em, confuse 'em. It's an old political trick. But this time...
HARRY S TRUMAN
Borrow money from a pessimist - they don't expect it back
HARRY S TRUMAN
I would rather have peace in the world than be President.
HARRY S TRUMAN
A president either is constantly on top of events or, if he hesitates, events will soon be on top of...
HARRY S TRUMAN
Study men, not historians.
HARRY S TRUMAN
Whenever I make a bum decision, I go out and make another one.
HARRY S TRUMAN
Whenever a fellow tells me he is bipartisan, I know he's going to vote against me.
HARRY S TRUMAN
The human animal cannot be trusted for anything good except en masse. The combined thought and actio...
HARRY S TRUMAN
It isn't important who is ahead at one time or another, in either an election or a horse race.
It...
HARRY S TRUMAN
If you can't convince them; confuse them.
HARRY S TRUMAN
Men make history, and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society sta...
HARRY S TRUMAN
The White House is the finest prison in the world.
HARRY S. TRUMAN
America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determ...
HARRY S TRUMAN
If you can't convince them, confuse them.
HARRY S TRUMAN
When a fellow tells me he's bipartisan, I know he's going to vote against me.
HARRY S. TRUMAN
Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stan...
HARRY S TRUMAN
If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.
HARRY S TRUMAN
All my life, whenever it comes time to make a decision, I make it and forget about it.
HARRY S TRUMAN
Whenever you have an efficient government, you have a dictatorship.
HARRY S TRUMAN
A President needs political understanding to run the government, but he may be elected without it.
HARRY S TRUMAN
I had faith in Israel before it was established, I have in it now. I believe it has a glorious futur...
HARRY S TRUMAN
The atom bomb was no great decision. It was merely another powerful weapon in the arsenal of righteo...
HARRY S TRUMAN
Ive said many a time that I think the Un-American Activities Committee in the House of Representativ...
HARRY S TRUMAN
The legislative job of the President is especially important to the people who have no special repre...
HARRY S TRUMAN
A bureaucrat is a Democrat who holds some office that a Republican wants.
HARRY S TRUMAN
But we are only termites on a planet and maybe when we bore too deeply into the planet there'll be a...
HARRY S. TRUMAN