This quote is popular on the internet. However, Harry Truman did not say this so explicitly. No young man should go into politics if he wants to get rich or if he expects an adequate reward for his services. An honest public servant can't become rich in politics. He can only attain greatness and satisfaction by service. Off the Record: The Private Papers of Harry S. Truman (1997), ed. Robert H. Ferrell, p. 306 (Google Books). Also quoted at "Harry Truman Speaks", on the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum website
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