Harry S Truman

Harry S Truman

When you have an efficient government, you have a dictatorship.

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.

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 never did give anybody hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell.

Take a two-mile walk every morning before breakfast.

If you cannot convince them, confuse them.

A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.

We can never tell what is in store for us.

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

I never did give them hell. I just told the truth, and they thought it was hell.

Whenever you have an efficient government you have a dictatorship.

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.

I never did give anybody hell. I just told the truth, and they thought it was hell.

If there is one basic element in our Constitution, it is civilian control of the military.

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

All my life, whenever it comes time to make a decision, I make it and forget about it.

If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog.