Harry Truman on Iteration

February 26, 2014

According to Robert Pirsig, anyway:

Harry Truman, of all people, comes to mind, when he said, concerning his administration’s programs, “We’ll just have to try them … and if they don’t work … why then we’ll just try something else.” That may not be an Exact quote, but it’s close.

– Robert Pirsig, on Harry Truman, on Iteration, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, p. 284.