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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1515
AUTHOR: Harry S. Truman (1884–1972)
QUOTATION: You know, the greatest epitaph in the country is here in Arizona. It’s in Tombstone, Ariz., and this epitaph says, “Here lies Jack Williams. He done his damndest.” I think that is the greatest epitaph a man could have. Whenever a man does the best he can, then that is all he can do; and that is what your President has been trying to do for the last 3 years for this country.
ATTRIBUTION: President HARRY S. TRUMAN, remarks in Winslow, Arizona, June 15, 1948.—Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Harry S. Truman, 1948, p. 356.
SUBJECTS: Presidency