Harry S. Truman quotes

Famous Harry S. Truman quotes about war,government, life and communism


Each one of us makes decisions in our little vicinity and then there come few responsible and capable people who are elected to govern a whole state or country and make calculated and wise decisions. Harry S.Truman was one famous name who had been elected as the President of the United States. He was born on May 8, 1884, in Lamar Missouri, US as the oldest child to John Anderson Truman and Martha Ellen. The below collected Harry S. Truman quotes are a glimpse of his life, his intellectual views, and the decisions he made in life.

From 1945 to 1953 Harry S. Truman remained the 33rd president of the United States of America. Harry Truman started as a captain in Field Artillery. He was then elected for very noble official positions. Being the chairman of the Truman Committee, Harry significantly improved the wartime contracts. He helped rebuild the economy of Western Europe by implementing the Marshall Plan. He established NATO and Truman Doctrine. He was super skilled and wise when it comes to the decisions regarding presidential matters and running a whole country pre and post-war times.

Our Harry S. Truman quotes will take you back into that era and will manifest how in those critical times, he held everything together and achieved heights of success.


  • 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 atom bomb was no 'great decision.' It was merely another powerful weapon in the arsenal of righteousness.

  • I can remember when a good politician had to be 75 percent ability and 25 percent actor, but I can well see the day when the reverse could be true.

  • Actions are the seed of fate deeds grow into destiny.

  • A man who is influenced by the polls or is afraid to make decisions which make him unpopular is not a man to represent the welfare of the country.

  • It's plain hokum. If you can't convince them, confuse them. It's an old political trick. But this time it won't work.

  • The only thing new in the world is the history you do not know.

  • A leader in the Democratic Party is a boss, in the Republican Party he is a leader.

  • It's amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.

  • The successful man has enthusiasm. Good work is never done in cold blood; heat is needed for forge anything. Every great achievement is the story of a flaming heart.

  • The responsibility of the great states is to serve and not to dominate the world.

  • I want a one-armed economist, that way he cannot say, “on the other hand”.

  • Fame is a vapor, popularity is an accident, riches take wings, those who cheer today may curse tomorrow and only one thing endures - character.

  • The United Nations is designed to make possible lasting freedom and independence for all its members.

  • The White House is the finest prison in the world.

  • The reward of suffering is experience.

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

  • I come to the office each morning and stay for long hours doing what has to be done to the best of my ability. And when you've done the best you can, you can't do any better.

  • We must have strong minds, ready to accept facts as they are.

  • All my life, whenever it comes time to make a decision, I make it and forget about it.