Harry Truman quotes

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“The reward of suffering is experience.”

— Harry Truman

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

— Harry Truman

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“If you can't convince them, confuse them.”

— Harry Truman

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

— Harry 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 Truman

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

— Harry 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 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 Truman

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

— Harry 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 Truman

“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.”

— Harry Truman

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

— Harry 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 Truman

“You want a friend in Washington? Get a dog.”

— Harry 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 Truman

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

— Harry Truman

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

— Harry 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 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 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 Truman

“It's a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it's a depression when you lose yours.”

— Harry Truman

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

— Harry 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 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 Truman

“Whenever you put a man on the Supreme Court he ceases to be your friend.”

— Harry Truman

“A bureaucrat is a Democrat who holds some office that a Republican wants.”

— Harry Truman

“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.”

— Harry Truman

“Actions are the seed of fate deeds grow into destiny.”

— Harry 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 Truman

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

— Harry Truman
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