Harry Truman, quipster

Harry Truman campaign buttons

Harry Truman (May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972):

I never give people hell. I just tell them the truth and they think it’s hell.” — As quoted in My Fellow Americans : The Most Important Speeches of America’s Presidents, by Michael Waldman

All the president is, is a glorified public relations man who spends his time flattering, kissing, and kicking people to get them to do what they are supposed to do anyway.”  — Letter to Mary Jane Truman (14 November 1947)

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.” — Interview with Edward R. Murrow on CBS Television (May 1955)

 

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