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 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

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A Quote by Harry S. Truman

How far would have Moses gone if he had taken a poll in Egypt?

Harry Truman (1884 - 1972)

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A Quote by Harry S. Truman on family, presidency, responsibility, and understanding

No one who has not had the responsibility can really understand what it is like to be President, not even his closest aides or members of his immediate family. There is no end to the chain of responsibility that binds him, and he is never allowed to forget that he is President.

Harry Truman (1884 - 1972)

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A Quote by Harry S. Truman

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.

Harry Truman (1884 - 1972)

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