Harry S. Truman Quotes

Harry S. Truman Quotes

I never did give them hell. I just told the truth, and they thought it was hell.

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

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

Fame is a vapor, popularity is an accident, riches take wings, those who cheer today may curse tomorrow and only one thing endures - character.

Selfishness and greed, individual or national, cause most of our troubles.

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

The only thing new in the world is the history you do not know.

Not all readers become leaders, but all leaders must be readers.

We must remember that the test of our religious principles lies not just in what we say, not only in our prayers, not even in living blameless lives - but in what we do for others

The Republicans believe in the minimum wage - the more the minimum, the better.

We should resolve now that the health of this nation is a national concern; that financial barriers in the way of attaining health shall be removed; that the health of all it's citizens deserves the help of all the nation.

The fundamental basis of this nation’s laws was given to Moses on the Mount…If we don’t have a proper fundamental moral background, we will finally end up with a totalitarian government which does not believe in rights for anybody except the State.

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.

Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a Republican. But I repeat myself.

Republicans don't like people to talk about depressions. You can hardly blame them for that. You remember the old saying: Don't talk about rope in the house where somebody has been hanged.

Millions of our citizens do not now have a full measure of opportunity to achieve and to enjoy good health. Millions do not now have protection or security against the economic effects of sickness. And the time has now arrived for action to help them attain that opportunity and to help them get that protection.

You want a friend in this city? [Washington, DC.] Get a dog!

Politics should make a thief, a roué, and a pessimist of anyone but I don't believe I am any of them...

Politics sure is the ruination of many a good man.

Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.

some smart alecs of those days after World War I used to say: "The French fought for liberty, the British fought to control the seas, but the Americans fought for souvenirs.

I hope for some sort of peace - but I fear that machines are ahead of morals by some centuries and when morals catch up there'll be no reason for any of it.

There is a lure in power. It can get into a man's blood just as gambling and lust for money have been known to do.

Brave men don't belong to any one country. I respect bravery wherever I see it.

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