1884-1972, Thirty-third President of the USA
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]

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]

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

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]

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

Being too good is apt to be uninteresting.
Harry S. Truman – [Greatness]

Conceit is God's gift to little men.
Harry S. Truman – [Conceit]

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

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

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

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

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]

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]

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]

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]

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

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

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

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

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

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