"I am proud that I'm a politician. A politician is a man who understands government, and it takes a politician to run a government. A statesman is a politician who's been dead 10 or 15 years."
— Harry S. Truman (1884-1972) Impromptu remarks before the Reciprocity Club, Washington, D.C., April 11, 1958. Quoted in the New York World-Telegram and Sun, April 12, 1958
|Richard Nixon boards a helicopter on the White House grounds after resigning as president (August 9, 1974)|