Harry S. Truman: "America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand." ... "My choice early in life was either to be a piano-player in a whorehouse or a politician. And to tell the truth, there's hardly any difference." ... "If you can't convince them, confuse them." ... "It is amazing what you can accomplish if you don't care who gets the credit"
Happy birthday, President Harry S. Truman! Born on today's date (May 8) in 1884, Truman wore this shirt on vacations at the "little White House" in Key West, Florida. Fun fact from American National Biography: "The 'S.' after his given name was a compromise designed to appease his maternal grandfather, Solomon Young, and his paternal grandfather, Anderson Shippe Truman. Although it could be said to stand for nothing, Truman customarily placed a period after it."