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60 Best Quotes by Former US President Harry S. Truman

Collection of most interesting and famous quotes by former US president Harry S. Truman.

Harry S. Truman was the 33rd president of the United States from 1945 to 1953, succeeding upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt after serving as vice president. He implemented the Marshall Plan to rebuild the economy of Western Europe, and established the Truman Doctrine and NATO.

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Best Quotes by Harry S. Truman

It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.

— Harry S. Truman

Art is parasitic on life just as criticism is parasitic on art.

— Harry S. Truman

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

— Harry S. Truman

The best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.

— Harry S. Truman

You and I are stuck with the necessity of taking the worst of two evils or none at all. So-I’m taking the immature Democrat as the best of the two. Nixon is impossible.

— Harry S. Truman

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 S. Truman

We shall never be able to remove suspicion and fear as potential causes of war until communication is permitted to flow free and open across international boundaries.

— Harry S. Truman

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 S. Truman

America was not built on fear. America was built on courage on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.

— Harry S. Truman

My father was not a failure. After all he was the father of a president of the United States.

— Harry S. Truman

Upon books the collective education of the race depends they are the sole instruments of registering perpetuating and transmitting thought.

— Harry S. Truman

Experience has shown how deeply the seeds of war are planted by economic rivalry and social injustice.

— Harry S. Truman

The reward of suffering is experience.

— Harry S. Truman

My father was not a failure. After all he was the father of a president of the United States.

— Harry S. Truman

I had faith in Israel before it was established I have in it now. I believe it has a glorious future before it – not just another sovereign nation but as an embodiment of the great ideals of our civilization.

— Harry S. Truman

When even one American – who has done nothing wrong – is forced by fear to shut his mind and close his mouth – then all Americans are in peril.

— Harry S. Truman

America was not built on fear. America was built on courage on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.

— Harry S. Truman

We shall never be able to remove suspicion and fear as potential causes of war until communication is permitted to flow free and open across international boundaries.

— Harry S. Truman

The United Nations is designed to make possible lasting freedom and independence for all its members.

— Harry S. Truman

I had faith in Israel before it was established I have in it now. I believe it has a glorious future before it – not just another sovereign nation but as an embodiment of the great ideals of our civilization.

— Harry S. Truman

Richard Nixon is a no good lying bastard. He can lie out of both sides of his mouth at the same time and if he ever caught himself telling the truth he’d lie just to keep his hand in.

— Harry S. Truman

Those who want the Government to regulate matters of the mind and spirit are like men who are so afraid of being murdered that they commit suicide to avoid assassination.

— Harry S. Truman

A President needs political understanding to run the government but he may be elected without it.

— Harry S. Truman

When you have an efficient government you have a dictatorship.

— Harry S. Truman

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

— Harry S. Truman

I had faith in Israel before it was established I have in it now. I believe it has a glorious future before it – not just another sovereign nation but as an embodiment of the great ideals of our civilization.

— Harry S. Truman

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

— Harry S. Truman

In reading the lives of great men I found that the first victory they won was over themselves… self-discipline with all of them came first.

— Harry S. Truman

The Marine Corps is the Navy’s police force and as long as I am President that is what it will remain. They have a propaganda machine that is almost equal to Stalin’s.

— Harry S. Truman

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 S. Truman

Nixon is one of the few in the history of this country to run for high office talking out of both sides of his mouth at the same time and lying out of both sides.

— Harry S. Truman

There is nothing new in the world except the history you do not know.

— Harry S. Truman

Any man who has had the job I’ve had and didn’t have a sense of humor wouldn’t still be here.

— Harry S. Truman

America was not built on fear. America was built on courage on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.

— Harry S. Truman

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 S. Truman

The only things worth learning are the things you learn after you know it all.

— Harry S. Truman

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 S. Truman

You know that being an American is more than a matter of where your parents came from. It is a belief that all men are created free and equal and that everyone deserves an even break.

— Harry S. Truman

Those who want the Government to regulate matters of the mind and spirit are like men who are so afraid of being murdered that they commit suicide to avoid assassination.

— Harry S. Truman

In reading the lives of great men I found that the first victory they won was over themselves… self-discipline with all of them came first.

— Harry S. Truman

Study men not historians.

— Harry S. Truman

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.

— Harry S. Truman

I would rather have peace in the world than be President.

— Harry S. Truman

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

— Harry S. Truman

You want a friend in Washington? Get a dog.

— Harry S. Truman

All the president is is a glorified public relations man who spends his time flattering kissing and kicking people to get them to do what they are supposed to do anyway.

— Harry S. Truman

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 S. Truman

I do not believe there is a problem in this country or the world today which could not be settled if approached through the teaching of the Sermon on the Mount.

— Harry S. Truman

All the president is is a glorified public relations man who spends his time flattering kissing and kicking people to get them to do what they are supposed to do anyway.

— Harry S. Truman

Richard Nixon is a no good lying bastard. He can lie out of both sides of his mouth at the same time and if he ever caught himself telling the truth he’d lie just to keep his hand in.

— Harry S. Truman

All my life whenever it comes time to make a decision I make it and forget about it.

— Harry S. Truman

Nixon is one of the few in the history of this country to run for high office talking out of both sides of his mouth at the same time and lying out of both sides.

— Harry S. Truman

It’s plain hokum. If you can’t convince ’em confuse ’em. It’s an old political trick. But this time it won’t work.

— Harry S. Truman

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

— Harry S. Truman

I never gave anybody hell! I just told the truth and they thought it was hell.

— Harry S. Truman

Richard Nixon is a no good lying bastard. He can lie out of both sides of his mouth at the same time and if he ever caught himself telling the truth he’d lie just to keep his hand in.

— Harry S. Truman

Intense feeling too often obscures the truth.

— Harry S. Truman

Experience has shown how deeply the seeds of war are planted by economic rivalry and social injustice.

— Harry S. Truman

We shall never be able to remove suspicion and fear as potential causes of war until communication is permitted to flow free and open across international boundaries.

— Harry S. Truman

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.

— Harry S. Truman

It’s plain hokum. If you can’t convince ’em confuse ’em. It’s an old political trick. But this time it won’t work.

— Harry S. Truman

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