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 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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A Quote by Harry S. Truman

If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.

Harry Truman (1884 - 1972)

Source: Favorite Saying

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A Quote by Harry S. Truman on action, animals, direction, good, nationality, people, thought, and trust

The human animal cannot be trusted for anything good except en masse. The combined thought and action of the whole people of any race, creed or nationality, will always point in the right direction.

Harry Truman (1884 - 1972)

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A Quote by Harry S. Truman on confusion

If you can't convince 'em, confuse 'em.

Harry Truman (1884 - 1972)

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A Quote by Harry S. Truman on hell, justice, thought, and truth

I never did give anybody hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell.

Harry Truman (1884 - 1972)

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