Harry S. Truman Quotes


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Ascending to the presidency when President Roosevelt died, one of President Harry S Truman's first duties was to authorize the dropping of the first atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In post war America, Truman spearheaded a 21 point program, which included an expansion of Social Security, the Fair Employment Practices Act and a full employment program. When North Korea attacked Sout…

Date of Birth: May 08, 1884
Date of Death: December 26, 1972


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"It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit." Harry S. Truman
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"The buck stops here." Harry S. Truman
According to The Truman Library and others, Truman did not come up with the phrase, though he did popularize it. The idea was in line with his sentiments, and also according to the Truman Library, "Fred M. Canfil, then United States Marshal for the Western District of Missouri and a friend of Mr. Truman, saw a similar sign while visiting the Reformatory and asked the Warden if a sign like it could be made for President Truman." The phrase did come to embody Truman's presidency and life. Add Category or Author

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"If you can't convince them; confuse them." Harry S. Truman
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"The president is the representative of the whole nation and he's the only lobbyist that all the one hundred and sixty million people in the country have." Harry S. Truman
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"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
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"Experience has shown how deeply the seeds of war are planted by economic rivalry and social injustice." Harry S. Truman
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"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" Harry S. Truman
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"Upon books the collective education of the race depends; they are the sole instruments of registering, perpetuating and transmitting thought." Harry S. Truman
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"It is amazing how much you can accomplish when it doesn't matter who gets the credit." Harry S. Truman
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"To hell with them. When history is written they will be the sons of bitches - not I." Harry S. Truman
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"When you get to be President, there are all those things, the honors, the twenty-one gun salutes, all those things. You have to remember it isn't for you. It's for the Presidency." Harry S. Truman
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"The fundamental basis of this nation's laws was given to Moseson the Mount. The fundamental basis of our Bill of Rights comesfrom the teachings...of Isaiah and St. Paul. I don't think weemphasize that enough these days." Harry S. Truman
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"Well, I wouldn't say I was in the 'great' class, but I had a great time while I was trying to be great." Harry S. Truman
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"I have never met you but if I do, you'll need a new nose, a lot of beefsteak for black eyes, and a supporter below" Harry S. 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 S. Truman
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"It's a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it's a depression when you lose your own." Harry S. Truman
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"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 S. Truman
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"You want a friend in Washington? Get a dog." Harry S. Truman
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"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
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"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
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"My choice early in life was either to be a piano-player in a whorehouse or a politician. And to tell the truth, there's hardly any difference." Harry S. Truman
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