Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Harry S. Truman (18841972)
You know, the greatest epitaph in the country is here in Arizona. Its 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.
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.