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Harry Truman

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"When you get to be President, there are all those things, the honors, the twenty-one gun salutes, all those things. You have to remember it isn't for you. It's for the Presidency." Presidency 4.1 avg (7 votes)
"This is a Christian nation." America, Christianity 2.7 avg (23 votes)
"There is nothing new in the world except the history you do not know." History 4.9 avg (15 votes)
"The President of the United States hears a hundred voices telling him that he is the greatest man in the world. He must listen carefully to hear the one voice that tells him he's not." Leadership 4.4 avg (10 votes)
"The buck stops here." Presidency 4.4 avg (9 votes)
"No one who has not had the responsibility can really understand what it is like to be President, not even his closest aides or members of his immediate family. There is no end to the chain of responsibility that binds him, and he is never allowed to forget that he is President." Presidency 5.0 avg (1 votes)
"Most of the problems a President has to face have their roots in the past." Presidency 3.0 avg (2 votes)
"It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit." Work 4.9 avg (36 votes)
"If you can't convince them, confuse them." Debate 4.5 avg (23 votes)
"I would rather have peace in the world than be President." Presidency, War & Peace 4.1 avg (14 votes)
"I sit here all day trying to persuade people to do the things they ought to have the sense to do without my persuading them. That's all the powers of the President amount to." Presidency 5.0 avg (4 votes)
"I never did give them hell. I just told the truth, and they thought it was hell." Truth & Lies 4.8 avg (8 votes)
"Carry the battle to them. Don't let them bring it to you. Put them on the defensive. And don't ever apologize for anything." War & Peace 4.6 avg (10 votes)
"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 single moment." Presidency 5.0 avg (2 votes)
"A President cannot always be popular." Presidency 4.6 avg (5 votes)


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