Harry S. Truman Quote

I sit here all day trying to persuade people to do the things they ought to have sense enough to do without my persuading them … that's all the powers of the President amount to.


Quoted by Richard Neustadt in Presidential Power: The Politics of Leadership (1964)

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I sit here all day trying to persuade people to do the things they ought to have sense enough to do without my persuading them … that's all the...

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I sit here all day trying to persuade people to do the things they ought to have sense enough to do without my persuading them … that's all the...

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I sit here all day trying to persuade people to do the things they ought to have sense enough to do without my persuading them … that's all the...

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I sit here all day trying to persuade people to do the things they ought to have sense enough to do without my persuading them … that's all the...