Harry Truman

1884 - 1972

A Quote by Harry S. Truman on peace, presidency, and world

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

Harry Truman (1884 - 1972)

Source: Memoirs

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A Quote by Harry S. Truman on america, history, peace, and world

The Marshall Plan will go down in history as one of America's greatest contributions to the peace of the world.

Harry Truman (1884 - 1972)

Source: Memoirs

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A Quote by Harry S. Truman on depression, jobs, and neighbors

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

Harry Truman (1884 - 1972)

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A Quote by Harry S. Truman on responsibility and world

The responsibility of the great states is to serve and not to dominate the world.

Harry Truman (1884 - 1972)

Source: First Message to Congress, April 16, 1945

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A Quote by Harry S. Truman on democracy and government

Secrecy and a free, democratic government don't mix.

Harry Truman (1884 - 1972)

Source: Memoirs

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A Quote by Harry S. Truman on humor, jobs, and sense of humor

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

Harry Truman (1884 - 1972)

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A Quote by Harry S. Truman on good, time, and trying

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)

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A Quote by Harry S. Truman on apologies and defense

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.

Harry Truman (1884 - 1972)

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A Quote by Harry S. Truman

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

Harry Truman (1884 - 1972)

Source: Memoirs

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A Quote by Harry S. Truman on day, people, persuasion, presidency, and trying

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.

Harry Truman (1884 - 1972)

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