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Quotes from Truman

Wednesday, January 02, 2013



Looks like his viewpoint was crystal clear and very down to earth:


"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."
Harry S. Truman



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


"Fame is a vapor, popularity is an accident, riches take wings, those who cheer today may curse tomorrow and only one thing endures - character."
Harry S. Truman


"It's a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it's a depression when you lose your own."
Harry S. Truman


"I never did give them hell. I just told the truth, and they thought it was hell."
Harry S. Truman


"Never kick a fresh turd on a hot day."
Harry S. Truman


"My choice early in life was either to be a piano player in a whorehouse or a politician. And to tell the truth, there's hardly any difference."
Harry S. Truman


"The fundamental basis of this nation's laws was given to Moses on the Mount.If we don't have a proper fundamental moral background, we will finally end up with a totalitarian government which does not believe in rights for anybody except the State."
Harry S. Truman


"Selfishness and greed, individual or national, cause most of our troubles."
Harry S. Truman


"It is ignorance that causes most mistakes."
Harry S. Truman


"The most peaceful thing in the world is plowing a field. Chances are you'll do your best thinking that way. And that's why I've always thought and said, farmers are the smartest people in the world, they don't go for high hats and they can spot a phony a mile off."
Harry S. Truman


"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."
Harry S. Truman


"I never would have agreed to the formulation of the Central Intelligence Agency back in forty-seven, if I had known it would become the American Gestapo."
Harry S. Truman





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MISSDAISY23 1/5/2013 9:11PM

    Precisely! emoticon

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2ABBYNORMAL 1/3/2013 1:02AM

    These are so true. It reminds me of the song by Sonny & Cher:
and the beat goes on, and the beat goes on.
We are becoming a nation of controlled animals by the government.
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DEBBY4576 1/2/2013 3:52PM

    I find it interesting how things we think are only happening now have always been happening in government.

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MILLISMA 1/2/2013 10:03AM

    These are great . I have seen a few of them but most were new to me. Thanks for posting.

Comment edited on: 1/2/2013 10:03:43 AM

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GRAMMYEAC 1/2/2013 8:45AM

    Being the daughter of a farmer, I especially liked his quote about them. My dad was certainly that way.

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