Harry S. Truman

Harry S. Truman

American president

Lived from: 1884-1972

Category: Politics

Quotes: Harry S. Truman

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    Any man who has had the job I've had and didn't have a sense of humor wouldn't still be here.
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    It is understanding that gives us an ability to have peace. When we understand the other fellow's viewpoint, and he understands ours, then we can sit down and work out our differences.
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    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.
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    Well, I wouldn't say that I was in the great class, but I had a great time while I was trying to be great.
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    A leader in the Democratic Party is a boss, in the Republican Party he is a leader.

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    A politician is a man who understands government. A statesman is a politician who's been dead for 15 years.

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    A president either is constantly on top of events or, if he hesitates, events will soon be on top of him. I never felt that I could let up for a moment.
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    A statesman is a politician who’s been dead ten or fifteen years.
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    All my life, whenever it comes time to make a decision, I make it and forget about it.
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    Always be sincere, even if you don't mean it.
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    Being a President is like riding a tiger. A man has to keep on riding or he is swallowed.
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    Being too good is apt to be uninteresting.
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    Experience has shown how deeply the seeds of war are planted by economic rivalry and social injustice.
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    Give me a one-handed economist! All my economics say, ''On the one hand… on the other.''
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    How do you live a long life? ''Take a two-mile walk every morning before breakfast.''
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