Harry Truman

1884 - 1972

A Quote by Harry S. Truman on government, politicians, and understanding

A politician is a man who understands government and it takes a politician to run a government.

Harry Truman (1884 - 1972)

Source: Memoirs

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A Quote by Harry S. Truman on choice, life, politicians, and truth

My choice early in life was either to be a piano-player in a whorehouse or a politician. And to tell the truth, there's hardly any difference.

Harry Truman (1884 - 1972)

Source: 1962

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A Quote by Harry S. Truman on america, constitution, duty, patriotism, and politics

A man who is not interested in politics is not doing his patriotic duty toward maintaining the constitution of the United States.

Harry Truman (1884 - 1972)

Source: Memoirs

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A Quote by Harry S. Truman on popularity and presidency

A President cannot always be popular.

Harry Truman (1884 - 1972)

Source: Memoirs

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A Quote by Harry S. Truman on fighting, life, and prejudice

All my life I have fought against prejudice and intolerance.

Harry Truman (1884 - 1972)

Source: Memoirs

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A Quote by Harry S. Truman on history and world

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

Harry Truman (1884 - 1972)

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A Quote by Harry S. Truman on presidency

When you get to be President, there are all those things, the honors, the twenty-one gun salutes, all those things. You have to remember it isn't for you. It's for the Presidency.

Harry Truman (1884 - 1972)

Source: Memoirs

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A Quote by Harry S. Truman on earth, justice, and power

Justice remains the greatest power on earth. To that tremendous power alone will we submit.

Harry Truman (1884 - 1972)

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A Quote by Harry S. Truman on laziness, leadership, people, and persuasion

My definition of a leader . . . is a man who can persuade people to do what they don't want to do, or do what they're too lazy to do, and like it.

Harry Truman (1884 - 1972)

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A Quote by Harry S. Truman on business, leadership, and politics

A leader has to lead otherwise he has no business in politics.

Harry Truman (1884 - 1972)

Source: Memoirs

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