Harry S. Truman Quotes

We must build a new world, a far better world - one in which the eternal dignity of man is respected.

Harry S. Truman

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

Harry S. Truman

The atom bomb was no "great decision." It was merely another powerful weapon in the arsenal of righteousness

Harry S. Truman

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

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.

Harry S. Truman

Once a decision was made I did not worry about it afterward

Harry S. Truman

The battle for conservation cannot be limited to the winning of new conquests. Like liberty itself, conservation must be fought for unceasingly to protect earlier victories. There are always plenty of hogs who are trying to get natural resources for their own personal benefit! Public lands and parks, our forests and our mineral reserves, are subject to many destructive influences. We have to remain constantly vigilant to prevent raids by those who would selfishly exploit our common heritage for their private gain. Such raids on our natural resources are not examples of enterprise and initiative. They are attempts to take from all the people for the benefit of a few.

Harry S. Truman

Washington is a very easy city for you to forget where you came from and why you got there in the first place.

Harry S. Truman

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.

Harry S. Truman

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

Harry S. Truman

A leader in the Democratic Party is a boss, in the Republican Party he is a leader.

Harry S. Truman

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

The atom bomb was no "great decision." It was merely another powerful weapon in the arsenal of righteousness.

Harry S. Truman

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

Harry S. Truman

There is no more fundamental axiom of American freedom than the familiar statement: In a free country we punish men for crimes they commit but never for the opinions they have.

Harry S. Truman
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