When a fellow tells me he's bipartisan, I know he's going to vote against me.
Harry S Truman
If you can't convince them, confuse them.
The atom bomb was no great decision. It was merely another powerful weapon in the arsenal of righteousness.
Whenever you have an efficient government, you have a dictatorship.
A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.
I never gave anybody hell. I just told the truth and they think it's hell.
I never give them hell. I just tell the truth and they think it's hell.
The Buck Stops Here
The buck stops here.
Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear.
Whenever I make a bum decision, I go out and make another one.
We must build a new world, a far better world -- one in which the eternal dignity of man is respected.
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.
A president either is constantly on top of events or, if he hesitates, events will soon be on top of him. I never felt that I could let up for a moment.
How do you live a long life? Take a two-mile walk every morning before breakfast.
I learned that a great leader is a man who has the ability to get other people to do what they don't want to do and like it.
Any man who has had the job I've had and didn't have a sense of humor wouldn't still be here.
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.
Being too good is apt to be uninteresting.
I always remember an epitaph which is in the cemetery at Tombstone, Arizona. It says: Here lies Jack Williams. He done his damnedest. I think that is the greatest epitaph a man can have.
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