Harry Truman

1884 - 1972

A Quote by Harry S. Truman on day and presidency

To reporters the day after his accession to the presidency, April 13, 1945: When they told me yesterday what had happened, I felt like the moon, the stars and all the planets had fallen on me.

Harry Truman (1884 - 1972)

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A Quote by Harry S. Truman on world

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The White House is the finest prison in the world.

Harry Truman (1884 - 1972)

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A Quote by Harry S. Truman on cities

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

Harry Truman (1884 - 1972)

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A Quote by Harry S. Truman on jobs, lies, nations, people, and quotations

I have tried my best to give the nation everything I had in me. There are probably a million people who could have done the job better than I did it, but I had the job and I always quote an epitaph on a tombstone in a cemetery in Tombstone, Arizona: "Here lies Jack Williams. He done his damndest."

Harry Truman (1884 - 1972)

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A Quote by Harry S. Truman

We can never tell what is in store for us.

Harry Truman (1884 - 1972)

Source: Memoirs

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A Quote by Harry S. Truman

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

Harry Truman (1884 - 1972)

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A Quote by Harry S. Truman

On leaving the White House: If I'd known how much packing I'd have to do, I'd have run again.

Harry Truman (1884 - 1972)

Source: Time Magazine, January 26, 1953

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A Quote by Harry S. Truman on death and politicians

A statesman is a politician who's been dead 10 or 15 years.

Harry Truman (1884 - 1972)

Source: Memoirs

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A Quote by Harry S. Truman on presidency

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 single moment.

Harry Truman (1884 - 1972)

Source: Memoirs

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A Quote by Harry S. Truman on past, presidency, and problems

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

Harry Truman (1884 - 1972)

Source: Memoirs

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