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Harry S Truman

Harry S. Truman was the thirty-third President of the United States ; as vice president, he succeeded to the office upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt.
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It's a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it's a depression when you lose yours.

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

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

Harry S Truman

We can never tell what is in store for us.

Harry S Truman

If you can't convince them, confuse them.

Harry S Truman

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

Harry S Truman

A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.

Harry S Truman

I always remember an epitaph which is in the cemetery at Tombstone, Arizona. It says: 'Here lies Jack Williams. He done his damnedest.' I think that is the greatest epitaph a man can have - When he gives everything that is in him to do the job he has before him. That is all you can ask of him and that is what I have tried to do.

Harry S Truman

Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear.

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

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

Harry S Truman

Take a two-mile walk every morning before breakfast.

Harry S Truman

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

Harry S Truman

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 and hard work.

Harry S Truman

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

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 give them hell. I just tell the truth and they think it's hell.

Harry S Truman

The absence of war is not peace.

Harry S Truman

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

Harry S Truman

A leader has to lead, or otherwise he has no business in politics.

Harry S Truman

Being too good is apt to be uninteresting.

Harry S Truman

I come to the office each morning and stay for long hours doing what has to be done to the best of my ability. And when you've done the best you can, you can't do any better.

Harry S Truman

Children and dogs are as necessary to the welfare of the country as Wall Street and the railroads.

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

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 and hard work.

Harry S Truman
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