Harry S. Truman
- "I sit here all day trying to persuade people to do the things they ought to have the sense to do without my persuading them. That's all the powers of the president amount to."
- "The President of the United States hears a hundred voices telling him that he is the greatest man in the world. He must listen carefully to hear the one voice that tells him he's not."
- "If you can't convince them, confuse them."
- "It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit."