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Harry S. Truman Quotes

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"We believe that all men are created equal because they are created in the image of God."

"If you can't convince them, confuse them."

"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."

"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."

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

"The only things worth learning are the things you learn after you know it all."

"When even one American-who has done nothing wrong-is forced by fear to shut his mind and close his mouth-then all Americans are in peril."

"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."

"If I'd known how much packing I'd have to do, I'd have run again."

"Any man who has had the job I've had and didn't have a sense of humor wouldn't still be here."

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

"Therefore to re-establish that custom, although by a quibble I could say I've only had one term, I am not a candidate and will not accept the nomination for another term."

"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."

"I remember when I first came to Washington. For the first six months you wonder how the hell you ever got here. For the next six months you wonder how the hell the rest of them ever got here."

"He wasn't used to being criticized, and he never did get it through his head that's what politics is all about. He was used to getting his ass kissed."

"Why, this fellow don't know any more about politics than a pig knows about Sunday."

"Our conference in 1945 did much more than draft an international agreement among 50 nations. We set down on paper the only principles which will enable civilized human life to continue to survive on this globe."

"The Marine Corps is the Navy's police force and as long as I am President that is what it will remain. They have a propaganda machine that is almost equal to Stalin's."

"Whenever you put a man on the Supreme Court he ceases to be your friend."

"It is terrible-and I mean terrible-nuisance to be kin to the president of the United States."

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