Some of the presidents were great and some of them weren't. I can say that, because I wasn't one of the great presidents, but I had a good time trying to be one, I can tell you that.
Harry Truman (1884 - 1972)
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
Most of the problems a President has to face have their roots in the past.
I would rather have peace in the world than be President.
The Marshall Plan will go down in history as one of America's greatest contributions to the peace of the world.
It's a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it's a depression when you lose your own.
The responsibility of the great states is to serve and not to dominate the world.
Source: First Message to Congress, April 16, 1945
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.
If I'd known how much packing I'd have to do, I'd have run again.
I sit here all day trying to persuade people to do the things they ought to have the sense to do without my persuading them. That's all the powers of the President amount to.
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