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Harry S Truman
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"A President needs political understanding to run the government, but he may be elected without it. "

"A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties. "
 
"A politician is a man who understands government. A statesman is a politician who's been dead for 15 years. "
 
"A President cannot always be popular. "
 
"A President needs political understanding to run the government, but he may be elected without it. "
 
"Actions are the seed of fate deeds grow into destiny."
 
"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. "
 
"It's a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it's a depression when you lose yours. "
 
"Nixon is one of the few in the history of this country to run for high office talking out of both sides of his mouth at the same time and lying out of both sides."
 
"This administration is going to be cussed and discussed for years to come. "
 
"I feel that I am one of his closest friends and he is one of my closest friends."
- on Herbert Hoover
 
"Tell him to go to hell!"
- first response to the messenger who told him that Franklin D. Roosevelt wanted him to be his running mate.
 
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