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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1523
AUTHOR: Harry S. Truman (1884–1972)
QUOTATION: Whenever the press quits abusing me I know I’m in the wrong pew. I don’t mind it because when they throw bricks at me—I’m a pretty good shot myself and I usually throw ’em back at ’em.
ATTRIBUTION: HARRY S. TRUMAN, speech at a dinner in his honor, Washington, D.C., February 22, 1958.—Text as recorded by The New York Times, February 23, 1958, p. 46.