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The President spends most of his time kissing people on the cheek in order to get them to do what they ought to do without getting kissed.
- Harry S. Truman | America and Americans Quotes
'Sartor Resartus' is simply unreadable, and for me that always sort of spoils a book.
- Harry S. Truman | Books and Reading Quotes
Here lies Jack Williams. He done his damndest.
- Harry S. Truman | Death and Dying Quotes
Democracy is based on the conviction that man has the moral and intellectual capacity, as well as the inalienable right, to govern himself with reason and justice.
- Harry S. Truman | Democracy Quotes
Wherever you have an efficient government you have a dictatorship.
- Harry S. Truman | Government and Rule Quotes
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 this country have.
- Harry S. Truman | The Presidency Quotes
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.
- Harry S. Truman | The Presidency Quotes
Within the first few months I discovered that being a president is like riding a tiger. A man has to keep riding or be swallowed.
- Harry S. Truman | The Presidency Quotes
Harricum! Harricum! Give 'em hell, Harricum!
- Harry S. Truman | The Presidency Quotes
The buck stops here.
- Harry S. Truman | The Presidency Quotes
I don't give them hell. I just tell the truth and they think it is hell.
- Harry S. Truman | Truth Quotes
I come to the office each morning and stay for long hours doing what has to be done to the best of my ability. And when you've done the best you can, you can't do any better. So when I go to sleep I turn everything over to the Lord and forget it.
- Harry S. Truman | One Day Quotes
I come to the office each morning and stay for long hours doing what has to be done to the best of my ability. And when you've done the best you can, you can't do any better. So when I go to sleep I turn everything over to the Lord and forget it.
- Harry S. Truman | One Day Quotes
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 | Role Models Quotes
How far would Moses have gone if he had taken a poll in Egypt?
- Harry S. Truman | Decisions Quotes
Once a decision was made, I did not worry about it afterward.
- Harry S. Truman | Decisions Quotes
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 | Success Quotes
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 | Work Quotes
The "C" students run the world.
- Harry S. Truman | Perfection Quotes
I come to the office each morning and stay for long hours doing what has to be done to the best of my ability. And when you've done the best you can, you can't do any better. So when I go to sleep I turn everything over to the Lord and forget it.
- Harry S. Truman | Action Quotes
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 | Events Quotes
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 | Peace Quotes


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