Harry S. Truman Quote

Within the first few months I discovered that being president is like riding a tiger. A man has to keep riding or be swallowed. The fantastically crowded nine months of 1945 taught me that a President either is constantly on top of events or, if he hesitates, events will soon be on top of him. I never felt I could let up for a single moment.


Memoirs: Years of Trial and Hope (1956)

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Within the first few months I discovered that being president is like riding a tiger. A man has to keep riding or be swallowed. The fantastically...

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Within the first few months I discovered that being president is like riding a tiger. A man has to keep riding or be swallowed. The fantastically...

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Within the first few months I discovered that being president is like riding a tiger. A man has to keep riding or be swallowed. The fantastically...

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Within the first few months I discovered that being president is like riding a tiger. A man has to keep riding or be swallowed. The fantastically...