Harry S Truman

elected vice president in Roosevelt's 4th term; became 33rd President of the United States on Roosevelt's death in 1945 and was elected President in 1948; authorized the use of atomic bombs against Japan (1884-1972)

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It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.Rate it:
A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.Rate it:
I never did give anybody hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination, and unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.Rate it:
Three things ruin a man power, money, and women. I never wanted power. I never had any money, and the only woman in my life is up at the house right now.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
Study men, not historians.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
A leader in the Democratic Party is a boss, in the Republican Party he is a leader.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
Any man who has had the job I've had and didn't have a sense of humor wouldn't still be here.Rate it:
Carry the battle to them. Don't let them bring it to you. Put them on the defensive. And don't ever apologize for anything.Rate it:
How far would have Moses gone if he had taken a poll in EgyptRate it:
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.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
I have had enough experience in all my years, and have read enough of the past, to know that advice to grandchildren is usually wasted.Rate it:
I never did give them hell. I just told the truth, and they thought it was hell.Rate it:
I sit here all day trying to persuade people to do the things they ought to have the sense to do without my persuading them. That's all the powers of the President amount to.Rate it:
If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.Rate it:
If you cannot convince them, confuse them.Rate it:
If you tell Congress everything about the world situation, they get hysterical. If you tell them nothing, they go fishing.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
Intense feeling too often obscures the truth.Rate it:
It was the same with those old birds in Greece and Rome as it is now. The only thing new in the world is the history you don't know.Rate it:
It's a recession when your neighbor loses his job it's a depression when you lose yours.Rate it:
It's not the hand that signs the laws that holds the destiny of America. It's the hand that casts the ballot.Rate it:
Most of the problems a President has to face have their roots in the past.Rate it:
Nixon is a shifty-eyed goddamn liar. . . . .He's 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.Rate it:
Peace is precious to us. It is the way of life we strive for with all the strength and wisdom we possess. But more precious than peace are freedom and justice. We will fight, if fight we must, to keep our freedom and to prevent justice from being destroyed.Rate it:
Take a two-mile walk every morning before breakfast.Rate it:
The absence of war is not peace.Rate it:
The only new thing is history we don't know.Rate it:
The White House is the finest prison in the world.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
We can never tell what is in store for us.Rate it:
Well, I wouldn't say I was in the 'great' class, but I had a great time while I was trying to be great.Rate it:
When you have an efficient government, you have a dictatorship.Rate it:
Whenever you have an efficient government you have a dictatorship.Rate it:
You can never get all the facts from just one newspaper, and unless you have all the facts, you cannot make proper judgements about what is going on.Rate it:
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.Rate it:

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