Meaningful & Inspirational Quotes by Harry S. Truman

Harry S. Truman’s Most Inspirational Quotes

A collection of beautiful and Inspirational Quotes by Harry S. Truman, this article we look at Harry S. Truman’s most inspiring quotes. Quotes often give context; they can mean different things to different people, here you will find some of the best quotes by Harry S. Truman.

Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.

Harry S. Truman
Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.

Being President is a little bit like riding a tiger. You have to keep riding, or else you will be swallowed up by it!

Harry S. Truman
Being President is a little bit like riding a tiger. You have to keep riding, or else you will be swallowed up by it!

To be able to lead others, a man must be willing to go forward alone.

Harry S. Truman
 To be able to lead others, a man must be willing to go forward alone.

My father was not a failure. After all, he was the father of a president of the United States.

Harry S. Truman
 My father was not a failure. After all, he was the father of a president of the United States.

Children and dogs are as necessary to the welfare of the country as Wall Street and the railroads.

Harry S. Truman
 Children and dogs are as necessary to the welfare of the country as Wall Street and the railroads.

An honest public servant can’t become rich in politics. He can only attain greatness and satisfaction by service.

Harry S. Truman
 An honest public servant can't become rich in politics. He can only attain greatness and satisfaction by service.

It doesn’t matter how big a ranch you own or how many cows you brand, the size of your funeral is still gonna depend on the weather.

Harry S. Truman
 It doesn't matter how big a ranch you own or how many cows you brand, the size of your funeral is still gonna depend on the weather.

Art is parasitic on life, just as criticism is parasitic on art.

Harry S. Truman
 Art is parasitic on life, just as criticism is parasitic on art.

If you want a friend in Washington, buy a dog.

Harry S. Truman
 If you want a friend in Washington, buy a dog.

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

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

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
 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.

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
 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.

Men make history, not the other way around.

Harry S. Truman
 Men make history, not the other way around.


I said that an expert was a fella who was afraid to learn anything new because then he wouldn’t be an expert anymore.

Harry S. Truman
 I said that an expert was a fella who was afraid to learn anything new because then he wouldn't be an expert anymore.

It isn’t polls or public opinion at the moment that counts. It is right and wrong and leadership–men with fortitude, honesty, and a belief in the right that makes epochs in the history of the world.

Harry S. Truman
 It isn't polls or public opinion at the moment that counts. It is right and wrong and leadership--men with fortitude, honesty, and a belief in the right that makes epochs in the history of the world.

Give me a one-handed economist! All my economists say, On the one hand on the other.

Harry S. Truman
 Give me a one-handed economist! All my economists say, On the one hand on the other.

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.

Harry S. Truman
 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.

Upon books the collective education of the race depends; they are the sole instruments of registering, perpetuating and transmitting thought.

Harry S. Truman
 Upon books the collective education of the race depends; they are the sole instruments of registering, perpetuating and transmitting thought.

I can always get along with an honest friend.

Harry S. Truman
 I can always get along with an honest friend.

A leader has to lead otherwise he has no business in politics.

Harry S. Truman
 A leader has to lead otherwise he has no business in politics.

America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.

Harry S. Truman
 America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.

The difficulty with businessmen entering politics, after they’ve had a successful business career, is that they want to start at the top.

Harry S. Truman
 The difficulty with businessmen entering politics, after they've had a successful business career, is that they want to start at the top.

In the long view, no nation is any healthier than its children.

Harry S. Truman
 In the long view, no nation is any healthier than its children.

Being a president is like riding a tiger. A man has to keep on riding or he is swallowed.

Harry S. Truman
 Being a president is like riding a tiger. A man has to keep on riding or he is swallowed.

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