Popular Harry S. Truman Quotes

The atom bomb was no ‘great decision.’ It was merely another powerful weapon in the arsenal of righteousness.


Why, this fellow doesn’t know any more about politics than a pig knows about Sunday.


A bureaucrat is a Democrat who holds some office that a Republican wants.


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


Children and dogs are as necessary to the welfare of the country as Wall Street and the railroads.


A leader in the Democratic Party is a boss, in the Republican Party he is a leader.


A President needs political understanding to run the government, but he may be elected without it.


It is understanding that gives us an ability to have peace. When we understand the other fellow’s viewpoint, and he understands ours, then we can sit down and work out our differences.


How far would Moses have gone if he had taken a poll in Egypt?


A leader is the man who has the ability to get other people to do what they don’t want to do, and like it.


A leader in the Democratic Party is a boss, in the Republican Party he is a leader.


The best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.


To be able to lead others, a man must be willing to go forward alone.


Ignorance and its hand-maidens, prejudice, intolerance, suspicion of our fellowman, breed dictators and breed wars.


If we do not want to die together in war, we must learn to live together in peace.


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.


If we do not abolish war on this earth, then surely one day war will abolish us from the earth.


The seeds of totalitarian regimes are nurtured by misery and want.


Always be sincere, even if you don’t mean it.


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


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