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The Best Harry S. Truman Quotes

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A list of the best Harry S. Truman quotes. This list is arranged by which famous Harry S. Truman quotes have received the most votes, so only the greatest Harry S. Truman quotes are at the top of the list. All the most popular quotes from Harry S. Truman should be listed here, but if any were missed you can add more at the end of the list. This list includes notable Harry S. Truman quotes on various subjects, many of which are inspirational and thought provoking.

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    It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.

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    Give me a one-handed economist! All my economists say, On the one hand on the other.

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    I never gave anybody hell! I just told the truth and they thought it was hell.

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    The buck stops here.

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    It's a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it's a depression when you lose your own.

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    If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.

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    Ive 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!

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    Some of the Presidents were great and some of them weren't. I can say that, because I wasn't one of the great Presidents, but I had a good time trying to be one, I can tell you that.

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    Intense feeling too often obscures the truth.

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    When contemplating General Eisenhower winning the Presidential election, Truman said, Hell sit here, and hell say, Do this! Do that! And nothing will happen. Poor Ikeit wont be a bit like the Army. Hell find it very frustrating.

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    We must have strong minds, ready to accept facts as they are.

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    If you can't convince them; confuse them.

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    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.

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    Whenever a man does the best he can, then that is all he can do.

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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.

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    Shortly after I was elected, in Nineteen Hundred and Forty-eight, I made up my mind that I would not seek another term. I have seen a great many men in public life, and one of their besetting sins is to stay in office too long. Nowadays, in such organizations as the Army and the civil service and industry, there is compulsory retirement, but no such regulations prevail in politics. I decided that I would not be guilty of this common failing, and that I should make way for younger menand the Constitutional Amendment Number twenty-two, the two-term amendment, does not apply to me. The people responsible for the 22nd amendment thought I was not worth considering and that Id be beaten in 1948 so I was exempted.

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    There has been a lot of talk lately about the burdens of the Presidency. Decisions that the President has to make often affect the lives of tens of millions of people around the world, but that does not mean that they should take longer to make. Some men can make decisions and some cannot. Some men fret and delay under criticism. I used to have a saying that applies here, and I note that some people have picked it up, If you cant stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.

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    Conceit is God's gift to little men.

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    Politics is a fascinating game, because politics is government. It is the art of government.

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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.

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    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.

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    When a fellow tells me he's bipartisan, I know he's going to vote against me.

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    I always considered statesmen to be more expendable than soldiers.

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    Whenever you have an efficient government, you have a dictatorship.