The best Quotes by Harry S. Truman

The best Quotes by Harry S. Truman

Harry S. Truman (May 8, 1884 - December 26, 1972) was an American politician and farmer who served as the 33rd president of the United States, serving from 1945 to 1953. He previously served as the 34th vice president under Franklin D. Roosevelt and as a United States senator from Missouri.

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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.
It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
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You want a friend in Washington? Get a dog!
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.
I had faith in Israel before it was established, I have in it now. I believe it has a glorious future before it - not just another sovereign nation, but as an embodiment of the great ideals of our civilization.
May 1948
This government has been informed that a Jewish state has been proclaimed in Palestine, and recognition has been requested by the provisional government thereof. The United States recognizes the provisional government as the de facto authority of the new State of Israel.
May 1948

Quotes about Harry S. Truman

Did you know only one US president has been born in Missouri?
It's true, man.

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Yesterday, December 7, 1941 - a date which will live in infamy - the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by the naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.
Franklin D. Roosevelt - December 1941
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
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When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.
Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country.
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
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Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
Ethel: "One day the entire family will be reunited in the Garden of Eden."
"Oh, like heaven?"
Ethel: "No, it's in Missouri."
"Oh. Eden's got a lot of methheads."
Shameless - Season 2 Episode 5
They say money can't buy happiness, but it can buy a flight to Missouri - and that's pretty much the same thing.
I like being in Kansas City. People are extremely nice, extremely passionate about the Chiefs.
I'm from Kansas. It's about as American as you can get.
Superman in Superman - Man of Steel
They say money can't buy happiness, but it can buy a flight to Kansas - and that's pretty much the same thing.
The security of Israel is a moral imperative for all free peoples.
If the Jews are denied the right to live in freedom and peace, soon we will all be denied this right. If the light of Israel is extinguished, we will all face darkness. If Israel falls, the West falls.
Geert Wilders - December 2010
As a Jew I am aware of how important the existence of Israel is for the survival of us all. And because I am proud of being Jewish, I am worried by the growing anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism in the world.
If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America. They don’t care for human beings.
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We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
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We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.
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As a native Washingtonian, I am well aware that childhood obesity is a real problem in our nation's capital.
These days, I look in the mirror and I have to admit, I'm not the strapping young Muslim socialist that I used to be.
Barack Obama - White House Correspondents' Dinner 2013
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A true leader does what is right, no matter what others think.
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One candidate is too old and mentally unfit to be president. The other one is me.
Joe Biden - März 2024
I've known Jeff for fifteen years. Terrific guy. He's a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side. No doubt about it - Jeffrey enjoys his social life.
For the world has changed, and we must change with it.
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Ladies and gentlemen, this is a difficult moment for America. I, unfortunately, will be going back to Washington after my remarks. Today we've had a national tragedy. Two airplanes have crashed into the World Trade Center in an apparent terrorist attack on our country.
George W. Bush - September 2001
Perfection is impossible. In the 1,526 singles matches I played in my career, I won almost 80% of those matches. But what percentage of points did I win? 54%! In other words, even top ranked tennis players win barely more than half the points they play. When you lose every second point on average, you learn not to dwell on every shot.
Roger Federer - Juni 2024

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