Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Random Quotes

More than one today, because they're from one of the greats.

"It's amazing what you can accomplish when you don't care who gets the credit."
"Once a government is committed to silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everybodyone lives in fear."
"Those who want the government to regulate matters of the mind and spirit are like men who are so afraid of being murdered that they commit suicide to avoid assassination."
"A president is either constantly on top of events or, if he hesitates, events will soon be on top of him."
"You can always amend a big plan, but you can never expand a little one. I don't believe in little plans. I believe in plans big enough to meet a situation which we cannot possibly foresee now."
"Some of the Presidents were great and some of them weren't. I can say that because I wasn't one of the great Presidents, but I had a good time trying to be one, I can tell you that." (There are those of us who would disagree as to his self-assessment).

- All by Harry S Truman.

2 comments:

English Professor said...

Those are great! "commit suicide to avoid assassination" is my favorite. Great wit.

Matthew said...

Contrast that with our current CinC.