Harry S. Truman

Harry S. Truman

Harry S. Truman (May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972) was an American politician who served as the 33rd President of the United States (1945–53). He is known for launching the Marshall Plan to rebuild the economy of Western Europe, for leading the Cold War against Soviet and Chinese communism by establishing the Truman Doctrine and NATO, and for intervening in the Korean War. 

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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.

In my opinion eight years as president is enough, and sometimes too much for any man to serve in that capacity.

Actions are the seed of fate, deeds grow into destiny.

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

All my life, whenever it comes time to make a decision, I make it and forget about it.

You want a friend in Washington? Get a dog.

Any man who has had the job I've had and didn't have a sense of humor wouldn't still be here.

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

Upon books the collective education of the race depends, they are the sole instruments of registering perpetuating and transmitting thought.

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.

The best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.

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.

Art is parasitic on life just as criticism is parasitic on art.

Whenever you put a man on the Supreme Court he ceases to be your friend.

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.

The only things worth learning are the things you learn after you know it all.

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.

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.

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.

A bureaucrat is a Democrat who holds some office that a Republican wants.

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