Harry S. Truman

Truman Quotes

My definition of a leader in a free country is a man who can persuade people to do what they don’t want to do and like it.

Harry S. Truman

Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.

Harry S. Truman

You have to get around and listen to what people are saying. Dewey learned that in ’48. He didn’t listen, he just talked – and he didn’t say much, either.

Harry S. Truman

Keep working on a plan. 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

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

I’d rather have lasting peace in the world than be president. I wish for peace, I work for peace, and I pray for peace continually.

Harry S. Truman