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Harry S. Truman
May 8, 1884 - December 26, 1972
Nationality: American
Category: President
Subcategory: American President

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


A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.


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.


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.


You want a friend in Washington? Get a dog.


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.


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


Most of the problems a President has to face have their roots in the past.


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


There is nothing new in the world except the history you do not know.


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.


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


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.


This administration is going to be cussed and discussed for years to come.


Always be sincere, even if you don't mean it.


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


Experience has shown how deeply the seeds of war are planted by economic rivalry and social injustice.


Study men, not historians.


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


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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