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Famous Quotes by Harry S. Truman (44 Quotations) 
1884-1972, Thirty-third President of the USA
 
Quote Bullet A politician is a man who understands government and it takes a politician to run a government. A statesman is a politician who's been dead for fifteen years.
Harry S. Truman - [Politicians and Politics]

Quote Bullet A president either is constantly on top of events or, if he hesitates, events will soon be on top of him. I never felt that I could let up for a moment.
Harry S. Truman - [Management]

Quote Bullet All my life, whenever it comes time to make a decision, I make it and forget about it.
Harry S. Truman - [Choice]

Quote Bullet 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 - [Humor]

Quote Bullet Being a President is like riding a tiger. A man has to keep on riding or he is swallowed.
Harry S. Truman - [President]

Quote Bullet Being too good is apt to be uninteresting.
Harry S. Truman - [Greatness]

Quote Bullet Conceit is God's gift to little men.
Harry S. Truman - [Conceit]

Quote Bullet Give me a one-handed economist! All my economics say, ''On the one hand? on the other.''
Harry S. Truman - [Economy and Economics]

Quote Bullet How do you live a long life? ''Take a two-mile walk every morning before breakfast.''
Harry S. Truman - [Longevity]

Quote Bullet How far would Moses have gone if he had taken a poll in Egypt?
Harry S. Truman - [Polls]



Quote Bullet I always considered statesmen to be more expendable than soldiers.
Harry S. Truman - [Politicians and Politics]

Quote Bullet 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.
Harry S. Truman - [Excellence]

Quote Bullet 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 - [Solutions]

Quote Bullet 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 - [Children]

Quote Bullet I learned that a great leader is a man who has the ability to get other people to do what they don't want to do and like it.
Harry S. Truman - [Leaders and Leadership]

Quote Bullet I never gave anybody hell! I just told the truth and they thought it was hell.
Harry S. Truman - [Truth]

Quote Bullet I would rather have peace in the world than be President.
Harry S. Truman - [Peace]

Quote Bullet If that's art, I'm a Hottentot!
Harry S. Truman - [Arts and Artists]

Quote Bullet If you can't convince them; confuse them.
Harry S. Truman - [Confusion]

Quote Bullet If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.
Harry S. Truman - [Challenges]

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