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Make no little plans. Make the biggest one you can think of, and spend the rest of your life carrying it out.

Harry S. Truman

I never sit on a fence. I am either on one side or another.

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I never did give anybody hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell.

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You cannot stop the spread of an idea by passing a law against it.

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

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I don't pass the buck, nor do I alibi out of any decision I make.

Harry S. Truman