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 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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A Quote by Harry S. Truman on change, courage, history, leadership, men, opportunity, progress, and society

Men make history, and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.

Harry Truman (1884 - 1972)

Source: Memoirs

Contributed by: Zaady

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