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Top 75 Famous Inspirational Quotes of Harry S. Truman

Top 75 Famous Inspirational Quotes of Harry S. Truman

Harry S. Truman was the 33rd president of the United States from 1945 to 1953, succeeding upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt after serving as vice president. He implemented the Marshall Plan to rebuild the economy of Western Europe, and established the Truman Doctrine and NATO. Wikipedia
Born: May 8, 1884, Lamar, Missouri, United States
Died: December 26, 1972, Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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Inspirational Quotes of Harry S. Truman :

  1. It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit. – Harry S. Truman

  2. America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand. – Harry S. Truman

  3. When you have an efficient government, you have a dictatorship. – Harry S. Truman

  4. The United Nations is designed to make possible lasting freedom and independence for all its members. – Harry S. Truman

  5. 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

  6. There is nothing new in the world except the history you do not know. – Harry S. Truman

  7. The White House is the finest prison in the world. – Harry S. Truman

  8. 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 S. Truman

  9. A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties. – Harry S. Truman

  10. Nixon is 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

  11. This administration is going to be cussed and discussed for years to come. – Harry S. Truman

  12. We shall never be able to remove suspicion and fear as potential causes of war until communication is permitted to flow, free and open, across international boundaries. – Harry S. Truman

  13. 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 S. Truman

  14. 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

  15. 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 S. Truman

  16. It’s a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it’s a depression when you lose yours. – Harry S. Truman

  17. 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 S. Truman

  18. I’ve said many a time that I think the Un-American Activities Committee in the House of Representatives was the most un-American thing in America! – Harry S. Truman

  19. 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

  20. 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 S. Truman

  21. If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. – Harry S. Truman

  22. Well, I wouldn’t say that I was in the great class, but I had a great time while I was trying to be great.

  23. 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

  24. 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 S. Truman

  25. A President needs political understanding to run the government, but he may be elected without it. – Harry S. Truman

  26. My father was not a failure. After all, he was the father of a president of the United States. – Harry S. Truman

  27. 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

  28. Actions are the seed of fate deeds grow into destiny. – Harry S. Truman

More Inspirational Quotes of Harry S. Truman :

  1. A leader in the Democratic Party is a boss, in the Republican Party he is a leader. – Harry S. Truman

  2. 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 S. Truman

  3. Whenever you put a man on the Supreme Court he ceases to be your friend. – Harry S. Truman

  4. The atom bomb was no ‘great decision.’ It was merely another powerful weapon in the arsenal of righteousness. – Harry S. Truman

  5. 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

  6. Art is parasitic on life, just as criticism is parasitic on art. – Harry S. Truman

  7. The only things worth learning are the things you learn after you know it all. – Harry S. Truman

  8. If I hadn’t been President of the United States, I probably would have ended up a piano player in a bawdy house. – Harry S. Truman

  9. 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 S. Truman

  10. It’s plain hokum. If you can’t convince ’em, confuse ’em. It’s an old political trick. But this time it won’t work.

  11. In my opinion eight years as president is enough and sometimes too much for any man to serve in that capacity. – Harry S. Truman

  12. 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

  13. Experience has shown how deeply the seeds of war are planted by economic rivalry and social injustice. – Harry S. Truman

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

  15. 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 S. Truman

  16. I never did give anybody hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell. – Harry S. Truman

  17. 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

  18. If I’d known how much packing I’d have to do, I’d have run again. – Harry S. Truman

  19. You want a friend in Washington? Get a dog. – Harry S. Truman

  20. I remember when I first came to Washington. For the first six months you wonder how the hell you ever got here. For the next six months you wonder how the hell the rest of them ever got here. – Harry S. Truman

  21. Always be sincere, even if you don’t mean it. – Harry S. Truman

  22. Most of the problems a President has to face have their roots in the past. – Harry S. Truman

  23. Being too good is apt to be uninteresting. – Harry S. Truman

  24. Upon books the collective education of the race depends; they are the sole instruments of registering, perpetuating and transmitting thought. – Harry S. Truman

  25. You can always amend a big plan, but you can never expand a little one. I don’t believe in little plans. I believe in plans big enough to meet a situation which we can’t possibly foresee now. – Harry S. Truman

  26. A bureaucrat is a Democrat who holds some office that a Republican wants. – Harry S. Truman

  27. A politician is a man who understands government. A statesman is a politician who’s been dead for 15 years. – Harry S. Truman

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

More Inspirational Quotes of Harry S. Truman :
  1. Washington is a very easy city for you to forget where you came from and why you got there in the first place.

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

  3. Whenever a fellow tells me he’s bipartisan, I know he’s going to vote against me. – Harry S. Truman

  4. The human animal cannot be trusted for anything good except en masse. The combined thought and action of the whole people of any race, creed or nationality, will always point in the right direction. – Harry S. Truman

  5. I have no desire to crow over anybody or to see anybody eating crow, figuratively or otherwise. We should all get together and make a country in which everybody can eat turkey whenever he pleases. – Harry S. Truman

  6. The President is always abused. If he isn’t, he isn’t doing anything. – Harry S. Truman

  7. You and I are stuck with the necessity of taking the worst of two evils or none at all. So-I’m taking the immature Democrat as the best of the two. Nixon is impossible. – Harry S. Truman

  8. When you’ve done the best you can, you can’t do any better – Harry S. Truman

  9. Whenever you have an efficient government you have a dictatorship. – Harry S. Truman

  10. Leadership is the art to have people do something they dislike, and have them enjoy it – Harry S. Truman

  11. The only thing new in this world is the history that you don’t know – Harry S. Truman

  12. It is amazing how much you can accomplish when it doesn’t matter who gets the credit. – Harry S. Truman

  13. I studied the lives of great men and famous women; and I found that the men and women who got to the top were those who did the jobs they had in hand, with everything they had of energy and enthusiasm and hard work. – Harry S. Truman

  14. 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

  15. Whenever I make a bum decision, I go out and make another one – Harry S. Truman

  16. Whenever a fellow tells me he is bipartisan, I know he’s going to vote against me. – Harry S. Truman

  17. 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

  18. When a fellow tells me he’s bipartisan, I know he’s going to vote against me. – Harry S. Truman

  19. A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties – Harry S. Truman

  20. A leader has to lead, or otherwise he has no business in politics. – Harry S. Truman

  21. That precedent should continue-not by a Constitutional amendment but by custom based on the honor of the man in the office. – Harry S. Truman

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog – Harry S. Truman

  25. If I want to be great I have to win the victory over myself… self-discipline. – Harry S. Truman

  26. I fear that machines are several centuries ahead of the mortals. – Harry S. Truman

  27. I got very well acquainted with Joe Stalin, and I like old Joe! He is a decent fellow. But Joe is a prisoner of the Politburo. – Harry S. Truman

  28. Intense feeling too often obscures the truth. – Harry S. Truman

  29. Never, never waste a minute on regret. It’s a waste of time. – Harry S. Truman

  30. Men make history. History does not make the man. – Harry S. Truman

More Inspirational Quotes of Harry S. Truman :
  1. I consider Monroe a pretty minor president. In spite of the Monroe Doctrine. That’s the only important thing he ever did more or less on his own, when you really get down to it. – Harry S. Truman

  2. Some questions cannot be answered, but they can be decided. – Harry S. Truman

  3. Our religious faith gives us the answer to the false beliefs of Communism… I have the feeling that God has created us and brought us to our present position of power and strength for some great purpose. – Harry S. Truman

  4. When a High Explosive shell bursts in fifteen feet and does you no damage, you can bet your sweet life you bear a charmed life and no mistake. – Harry S. Truman

  5. We must help to the limits of our strength. And we will. – Harry S. Truman

  6. The Republican party still helps the rich and sticks a knife in the back of the poor. – Harry S. Truman

  7. Any story worth telling is worth exaggerating. – Harry S. Truman

  8. He was a great president in his first term; in his second term, he wasn’t the same Grover Cleveland he was to begin with. …Cleveland reestablished the presidency by being not only a chief executive but a leader. – Harry S. Truman

  9. Andrew Johnson wasn’t too bad, but he was overwhelmed by a hostile Congress. – Harry S. Truman

  10. But all of us-at home, at war, wherever we may be-are within the reach of God’s love and power. We all can pray. We all should pray. We should ask the fulfillment of God’s will. – Harry S. Truman

  11. Prosperous farmers make for a prosperous nation, and when farmers are in trouble, the nation is in trouble.

  12. Nothing is more important in our national life than the welfare of our children. – Harry S. Truman

  13. Partisanship must end at the waters edge. – Harry S. Truman

  14. If you don’t like the heat, get out of the kitchen. – Harry S. Truman

  15. If you can’t convince them [with your logic] then just confound them [with your wit.] – Harry S. Truman

  16. Being President is a little bit like riding a tiger. You have to keep riding, or else you will be swallowed up by it!

  17. The atomic bomb is too dangerous to be loose in a lawless world. – Harry S. Truman

  18. If you tell Congress everything about the world situation, they get hysterical. If you tell them nothing, they go fishing – Harry S. Truman

  19. I received a card the other day from Steve Early which said, “Don’t Worry Me–I am an 8 Ulcer Man on 4 Ulcer Pay. – Harry S. Truman

  20. Too many?pass judgement on wartime decisions in the luxury of a peacetime environment. – Harry S. Truman

  21. The way in which you endure that which you must endure is more important than the crisis itself. – Harry S. Truman

  22. If wars in the future are to be prevented the nations must be united in their determination to keep the peace under law. – Harry S. Truman

  23. In most of my campaigns, I find it is best not to mention my opponent by name because, by doing so, it just gives him a chance to get into the headlines. – Harry S. Truman

  24. Canada is a broad land – broad in mind, broad in spirit, and broad in physical expanse. – Harry S. Truman

  25. Once a decision was made, I didn’t worry about it afterward… – Harry S. Truman

  26. Religious and racial persecution is moronic at all times, perhaps the most idiotic of human stupidities. – Harry S. Truman

  27. Keep working on a plan. Make no little plans. Make the biggest plan you can think of and spend the rest of your life carrying it out. – Harry S. Truman

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