quote by Harry S. Truman

I do not understand a mind which sees a gracious beneficence in spending money to slay and maim human beings in almost unimaginable numbers and deprecates the expenditure of a smaller sum to patch up the ills of mankind.

— Harry S. Truman

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Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result happiness.

Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pound ought and six, result misery.

Now we are raising the debt limit 3 times, up to $8 trillion, so that our children and our grandchildren will have to pay for the cost of our expenditures.

An expenditure of words without income of ideas will lead to intellectual bankruptcy.

Clean water is not an expenditure of Federal funds;

clean water is an investment in the future of our country.

Expenditures rise to meet income.

The animal frame, though destined to fulfill so many other ends, is as a machine more perfect than the best contrived steam-engine-that is, is capable of more work with the same expenditure of fuel.

The extravagant expenditure of public money is an evil not to be measured by the value of that money to the people who are taxed for it.

Well-fed people can enhance their dignity, their health and their learning capacity. Putting resources into social programs is not expenditure. It is investment.

War is never economically beneficial except for those in position to profit from war expenditures.

The school is the last expenditure upon which America should be willing to economize.

Everyone is always in favour of general economy and particular expenditure.

Whatever requires an undue amount of thought or trouble or involves a large expenditure of effort and causes our whole life to revolve, as it were, around solicitude for the flesh must be avoided by Christians.

Official Washington cannot tell the American people that the real purpose of its gargantuan military expenditures and belligerent interventions is to make the world safe for General Motors, General Electric, General Dynamics, and all the other generals.

I am in favor of reducing all budget items.

But the item I don't want to reduce is the pension expenditure because it affects the weakest part of society.

When you start cutting government expenditure, at some point you are cutting essential services rather than excessive services. So you have to take into account the social costs involved in cutting government spending.

If you would govern a state of a thousand chariots (a small-to-middle-size state), you must pay strict attention to business, be true to your word, be economical in expenditure and love the people.

Militarism is the most energy-intensive, entropic activity of humans, since it converts stored energy and materials directly into waste and destruction without any useful intervening fulfillment of basic human needs. Ironically, the net effect of military, as opposed to civilian, expenditures is to increase unemployment and inflation.

Our costliest expenditure is time.

We must have no carelessness in our dealings with public property or the expenditure of public money. Such a condition is characteristic either of an undeveloped people, or of a decadent civilization. America is neither.

The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application.

I hold it the duty of the executive to insist upon frugality in the expenditure, and a sparing economy is itself a great national source.

A good father believes that he does wisely to encourage enterprise, productive skill, prudent self-denial, and judicious expenditure on the part of his son.

...The war (WWI) cost your Uncle Sam $52 billion. $39 billion was expended in the actual war period. This expenditure yielded $16 billion in profits.

The amount of money and of legal energy being given to prosecute hundreds of thousands of Americans who are caught with a few ounces of marijuana makes no sense.

No one is rich whose expenditures exceed his means, and no one is poor whose incomings exceed his outgoings.

There are not as many women who support the national defense budget now as men.

I really think there is a gender gap in the support for the large expenditures that are necessary to modernize the force.

With rising incomes, the share of expenditures for food products declines.

The resulting shift in expenditures affects demand patterns and employment structures.

For every dollar of revenue generated by gambling, taxpayers must pay at least $3 in increased criminal justice costs, social welfare expenses, high regulatory costs, and increased infrastructure expenditures

There are not as many women who support the national defense budget now as men.

I really think there is a gender gap in the support for the large expenditures that are necessary to modernize the force.

All workers, whether they are employed in the private or public sector, should avoid living 'paycheck to paycheck.' Studies show that every household wastes 10% or more of its salary or income on unnecessary expenditures or by not taking the time to shop for better prices. It's all a matter of proper budgeting.

When you concentrate on agriculture and industry and are frugal in expenditures, Heaven cannot impoverish your state.

We didn't actually overspend our budget.

The health Commission allocation simply fell short of our expenditure.

Folks, the most insidious part of this whole health care scheme is that all of these vast medical expenditures will become nothing more than government budget items. We individuals will no longer exist. The relationship between a government and citizen will change forever.

I'm very skeptical of the amount of money that goes into military expenditure, not just in the poor countries [but] also in the rich. I think it's one of the most massive wastes in the world, but education is [at the] other end. It's the bearer of the greatest fruits that mankind has ever known.

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