A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.

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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. Letter to his sister Nov. 14 1947

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I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.

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I never did give anybody hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell.

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I never did give anybody hell. I just told the truth, and they thought it was hell. quoted by Time June 9 1975

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I never did give them hell. I just told the truth, and they thought it was hell. in Look Apr. 3 1956

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If you cannot convince them, confuse them.

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It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.

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Men make history, and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.

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Once a government is committed to the principle of 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 everyone lives in fear. August 8 1950

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