Most of the problems a President has to face have their roots in the past.
Harry S. Truman Quotes
I come to the office each morning and stay for long hours doing what has to be done to the best of my ability. And when you’ve done the best you can you can’t do any better.
A President either is constantly on top of events or, if he hesitates, events will soon be on top of him. I never felt that I could let up for a single moment.
It is understanding that gives us an ability to have peace. When we understand the other fellows viewpoint, and he understands ours, then we can sit down and work out our differences.
courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.
I studied the lives of great men and famous women, and 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.
Well, I wouldn’t say that I was in the great class, but I had a great time while I was trying to be great.
I have had enough experience in all my years, and have read enough of the past, to know that advice to grandchildren is usually wasted.
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.
America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination, and unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.
another phrasing: If a man knows not what harbor he seeks, any wind is the right wind.
Nixon is a shifty-eyed goddamn liar. . . . .He’s 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.
You know that being an American is more than a matter of where your parents came from. It is a belief that all men are created free and equal and that everyone deserves an even break.
Three things ruin a man power, money, and women. I never wanted power. I never had any money, and the only woman in my life is up at the house right now.