Harry S. Truman
president of the United States from 1945 to 1953
Harry S. Truman was the 33rd president of the United States, serving from 1945 to 1953. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served as the 34th vice president from January to April 1945 under Franklin Roosevelt and as a United States Senator from Missouri from 1935 to January 1945. Having assumed the presidency after Roosevelt's death, Truman implemented the Marshall Plan to rebuild the economy of Western Europe and established both the Truman Doctrine and NATO to contain the expansion of communism. He proposed numerous liberal domestic reforms, but few were enacted by the Conservative Coalition which dominated the Congress.
Harry S. Truman Quotes Page 4
A politician is a man who understands government and it takes a politician to run a government.
If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.
The human animal cannot be trusted for anything good except en masse. The combined thought and action of the whole people of any race, creed or nationality, will always point in the right direction.
It's a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it's a depression when you lose your own.
A leader has to lead otherwise he has no business in politics.
Men make history, and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.
No one who has not had the responsibility can really understand what it is like to be President, not even his closest aides or members of his immediate family. There is no end to the chain of responsibility that binds him, and he is never allowed to forget that he is President.
The Marshall Plan will go down in history as one of America's greatest contributions to the peace of the world.
A leader in the Democratic Party is a boss, in the Republican Party he is a leader.
My definition of a leader ... is a man who can persuade people to do what they don't want to do, or do what they're too lazy to do, and like it.
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