If I'd known how much packing I'd have to do, I'd have run again.
Harry Truman (1884 - 1972)
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
A politician is a man who understands government and it takes a politician to run a government.
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.
A man who is not interested in politics is not doing his patriotic duty toward maintaining the constitution of the United States.
Everybody has the right to express what he thinks. That, of course, lets the crackpots in. But if you cannot tell a crackpot when you see one, then you ought to be taken in.
I always remember an epitaph which is in the cemetery at Toombstone, Arizona. It says: "Here lies Jack Williams. He done his damnedest." I think that is the greatest epitaph a man can have.
There is nothing new in the world except the history you do not know.
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.
Justice remains the greatest power on earth. To that tremendous power alone will we submit.
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