Harry Truman

1884 - 1972

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

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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 on decisions and worry

Once a decision was made, I did not worry about it afterward.

Harry Truman (1884 - 1972)

Source: Memoirs

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A Quote by Harry S. Truman on conviction, democracy, justice, and reason

Democracy is based on the conviction that man has the moral and intellectual capacity, as well as the inalienable right, to govern himself with reason and justice.

Harry Truman (1884 - 1972)

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A Quote by Harry S. Truman

Give me a one-handed economist! All my economists say, "on one hand . . . on the other."

Harry Truman (1884 - 1972)

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A Quote by Harry S. Truman on dictatorship, efficiency, and government

When you have an efficient government, you have a dictatorship.

Harry Truman (1884 - 1972)

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A Quote by Harry S. Truman on enthusiasm, fame, jobs, life, energy, men, men and women, study, and women

I studied the lives of great men and famous women, and I found that the men and women who got to the top were those who did the jobs they had in hand, with everything they had of energy and enthusiasm.

Harry Truman (1884 - 1972)

Source: Memoirs

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