Harry S Truman

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

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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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If you can't convince them, confuse them.

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

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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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The reward of suffering is experience.

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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.

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You can never get all the facts from just one newspaper, and unless you have all the facts, you cannot make proper judgements about what is going on.

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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.

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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.

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Harry S Truman — quotes and aphorisms

You want a friend in Washington? Get a dog.

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

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

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

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

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