Harry S. Truman Quotations

-It’s a recession when your neighbour loses his job; it’s a depression when you lose yours.

-The buck stops here.

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

-How far would Moses have gone if he had taken a poll in Egypt? What would Jesus Christ have preached if he had taken a poll in the land of Israel? What would have happened to the Reformation if Martin Luther had taken a poll? It isn’t polls or public opinion of the moment that counts. It’s right and wrong and leadership.

-In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves…self-discipline with all of them came first.

-Take a two-mile walk every morning before breakfast.

-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