"A President needs political understanding to run the government, but he may be elected without it."
"A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circlue of our felicities."Harry S. Truman on Thomas Jefferson
"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."Harry S. Truman on Winston Churchill
"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country."Harry S. Truman on Thomas Jefferson
"Government is not reason it is not eloquent it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."Harry S. Truman on George Washington
"Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil in its worst state, an intolerable one."Harry S. Truman on Thomas Paine
"It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit."
"Art is parasitic on life, just as criticism is parasitic on art."
"I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it."
"The best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it."
"You and I are stuck with the necessity of taking the worst of two evils or none at all. So-I'm taking the immature Democrat as the best of the two. Nixon is impossible."