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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1514
AUTHOR: Harry S. Truman (1884–1972)
QUOTATION: When contemplating General Eisenhower winning the Presidential election, Truman said, “He’ll sit here, and he’ll say, ‘Do this! Do that!’ And nothing will happen. Poor Ike—it won’t be a bit like the Army. He’ll find it very frustrating.”
ATTRIBUTION: HARRY S. TRUMAN.—Richard E. Neustadt, Presidential Power, the Politics of Leadership, p. 9 (1960).
SUBJECTS: Presidency