Harry S. Truman Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old harry s. truman quotes, harry s. truman sayings, and harry s. truman proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


It is through generous giving, that we affirm before the world, our nation's faith in the inalienable right of every man, to a life of freedom, justice and security.      

Harry S. Truman

Whenever I make a bum decision, I go out and make another one.     

Harry S. Truman

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

Harry S. Truman

It is understanding that gives us the 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.     

Harry S. Truman

If you can't stand the heat, you'd better get out of the kitchen.     

Harry S. Truman

If you can't convince them; confuse them.     

Harry S. Truman

Wherever you have an efficient government you have a dictatorship.     

Harry S. Truman

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

Harry S. Truman

We miss the purpose of Christ's birth if we do not accept it as a living link which joins us together in spirit as children of the everliving and true God.     

Harry S. Truman

It's a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it's a depression when you lose yours.     

Harry S. Truman

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

Harry S. Truman

In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves.     

Harry S. Truman

We must build a new world, a far better world one in which the eternal dignity of man is respected.     

Harry S. Truman

There's nothing better than cake but more cake.     

Harry S. Truman

All will concede that in order to have good neighbors, we must also be good neighbors. That applies in every field of human endeavor.     

Harry S. Truman

Given the choice between a Republican and someone who acts like a Republican, people will vote for the real Republican all the time.     

Harry S. Truman

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.     

Harry S. Truman

Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices.     

Harry S. Truman

We must have strong minds, ready to accept facts as they are.     

Harry S. Truman

There's nothing better than cake but more cake.     

Harry S. Truman

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

Harry S. Truman

How do you live a long life? Take a two mile walk every morning before breakfast.     

Harry S. Truman

I can assure you that flying saucers, given that they exist, are not constructed by any power on Earth.     

Harry S. Truman

Religious and racial persecution is moronic at all times, perhaps the most idiotic of human stupidities.     

Harry S. Truman

We worship money instead of honour.     

Harry S. Truman

There's nothing better than cake but more cake.     

Harry S. Truman

The atomic bomb is too dangerous to be loose in a lawless world     

Harry S. Truman

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

Harry S. Truman

Tact is the ability to step on a man's toes without messing up the shine on his shoes.     

Harry S. Truman

Tact is the ability to step on a man's toes without messing up the shine on his shoes.     

Harry S. Truman