Harry S. Truman

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Harry S. Truman

Harry S. Truman (May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972) was the 33rd President of the United States (1945–1953). He was Vice President, and became President after the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Sourced quotes

  • "A politician is a man who understands government, and it takes a politician to run a government. A statesman is a politician who's been dead 10 or 15 years."[1][2]
Simple: A politician is man who knows how the government works. A government needs politicians. A statesman is a politician who's been dead 10 or 15 years.
  • "I never gave anybody hell. I just told the truth and they think it's hell."[3]
Simple: I never gave anyone a hard time. I only said the truth and they think it is terrible.
  • "Now days battles are just sort of a "You shoot up my town and I'll shoot up yours." They say that Americans don't play fair. They shoot 'em up all the time. I hope so because I want to finish this job as soon as possible and begin making an honest living again."[4]
Simple: Today, battles are sort of a "you blow up my town and I'll blow up yours". They say that Americans are not fair. They blow them up all the time. I hope so, because I want to end this work as soon as I can and make an honest living again.

References

  1. Said What?
  2. The New York World Telegram & Sun (April 12, 1958)
  3. "Harry Truman Quotes". AmericanHistoryQuotes.com. Retrieved on November 20
  4. Letter to Bess Wallace (July 31, 1918)

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