Harry S. Truman

Harry S. Truman

Harry S. Truman (May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972) was an American politician who served as the 33rd President of the United States (1945–53). He is known for launching the Marshall Plan to rebuild the economy of Western Europe, for leading the Cold War against Soviet and Chinese communism by establishing the Truman Doctrine and NATO, and for intervening in the Korean War. 

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

I've said many a time that I think the Un-American Activities Committee in the House of Representatives was the most un-American thing in America!

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

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 would rather have peace in the world than be President.

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

We shall never be able to remove suspicion and fear as potential causes of war until communication is permitted to flow free and open across international boundaries.

Being too good is apt to be uninteresting.

You and I are stuck with the necessity of taking the worst of two evils or none at all. So-I'm taking the immature Democrat as the best of the two. Nixon is impossible.

Those who want the Government to regulate matters of the mind and spirit are like men who are so afraid of being murdered that they commit suicide to avoid assassination.

I have no desire to crow over anybody or to see anybody eating crow figuratively or otherwise. We should all get together and make a country in which everybody can eat turkey whenever he pleases.

Intense feeling too often obscures the truth.

A President cannot always be popular.

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

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.

My father was not a failure. After all he was the father of a president of the United States.

The White House is the finest prison in the world.

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

A politician is a man who understands government. A statesman is a politician who's been dead for 15 years.

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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