Harry Truman

1884 - 1972

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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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 democracy and leadership

A leader in the Democratic Party is a boss, in the Republican Party he is a leader.

Harry Truman (1884 - 1972)

Source: Memoirs

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A Quote by Harry S. Truman on advice and children

I have found that the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want, and then advise them to do it.

Harry Truman (1884 - 1972)

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A Quote by Harry S. Truman on people and rest

Always do right - it will gratify some people, and astonish the rest.

Harry Truman (1884 - 1972)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Harry S. Truman on decisions and weapons

The atom bomb was no "great decision." . . . It was merely another powerful weapon in the arsenal of righteousness.

Harry Truman (1884 - 1972)

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A Quote by Harry S. Truman on force, power, and war

Sixteen hours ago an American airplane dropped one bomb on Hiroshima. . . . The force from which the sun draws its power has been loosed against those who brought war to the Far East.

Harry Truman (1884 - 1972)

Source: First announcement of the atomic bomb, August 6, 1945

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A Quote by Harry S. Truman on good

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Being too good is apt to be uninterresting.

Harry Truman (1884 - 1972)

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