Harry Truman

1884 - 1972

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 apologies and defense

Carry the battle to them. Don't let them bring it to you. Put them on the defensive. And don't ever apologize for anything.

Harry Truman (1884 - 1972)

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A Quote by Harry S. Truman

If I'd known how much packing I'd have to do, I'd have run again.

Harry Truman (1884 - 1972)

Source: Memoirs

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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

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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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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