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Harry S Truman (1884 - 1972)
33rd president of US [more author details]
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Carry the battle to them. Don't let them bring it to you.
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Harry S Truman
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.
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Harry S Truman
I always remember an epitaph which is in the cemetery at Tombstone, Arizona. It says: 'Here lies Jack Williams. He done his damnedest.' I think that is the greatest epitaph a man can have - When he gives everything that is in him to do the job he has before him. That is all you can ask of him and that is what I have tried to do.
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Harry S Truman
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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Harry S Truman
I learned that a great leader is a man who has the ability to get other people to do what they don't want to do and like it.
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Harry S Truman
If you cannot convince them, confuse them.
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Harry S Truman
It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
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Harry S Truman
Take a two-mile walk every morning before breakfast.
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Harry S Truman
Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear.
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Harry S Truman, August 8, 1950
I never did give them hell. I just told the truth, and they thought it was hell.
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Harry S Truman, in Look, Apr. 3, 1956
It's a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it's a depression when you lose yours.
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Harry S Truman, in Observer, April 13, 1958
Whenever you have an efficient government you have a dictatorship.
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Harry S Truman, Lecture at Columbia University, 28 Apr. 1959
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.
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Harry S Truman, Letter to his sister, Nov. 14, 1947
I never did give anybody hell. I just told the truth, and they thought it was hell.
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Harry S Truman, quoted by Time, June 9, 1975
Whenever the press quits abusing me I know I'm in the wrong pew. I don't mind it because when they throw bricks at me-I'm a pretty good shot myself and I usually throw 'em back at 'em.
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Harry S Truman, Speech in a dinner in his honor, Washington, D.C., February 22, 1958

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