Harry Truman

1884 - 1972

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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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 lies

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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.

Harry Truman (1884 - 1972)

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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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