Quotes by: Harry S Truman
Experience has shown how deeply the seeds of war are planted by economic rivalry and social injustice.
I do not believe there is a problem in this country or the world today which could not be settled if approached through the teaching of the Sermon on the Mount.
The human animal cannot be trusted for anything good except en masse. The combined thought and action of the whole people of any race, creed or nationality, will always point in the right direction.
It's a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it's a depression when you lose yours.
The atom bomb was no 'great decision.' It was merely another powerful weapon in the arsenal of righteousness.
It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
Whenever a fellow tells me he's bipartisan, I know he's going to vote against me.
I never did give anybody hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell.
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.
A leader in the Democratic Party is a boss, in the Republican Party he is a leader.
All my life, whenever it comes time to make a decision, I make it and forget about it.
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.
I never gave anybody hell! I just told the truth and they thought it was hell.
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.
My father was not a failure. After all, he was the father of a president of the United States.
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!
America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.
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.
The President is always abused. If he isn't, he isn't doing anything.