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Dean Acheson Quotes

I doubt very much if a man whose main literary interests were in works by Mr. Zane Grey, admirable as they may be, is particularly equipped to be the chief executive of this country, particularly where Indian Affairs are concerned.
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Always remember that the future comes one day at a time.

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No people in history have ever survived, who thought they could protect their freedom by making themselves inoffensive to their enemies.

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Entwined with the strand of conservatism in the Democratic party is the strand of empiricism.

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Negotiating in the classic diplomatic sense assumes parties more anxious to agree than to disagree.

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Controversial proposals, once accepted, soon become hallowed.

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Washington is like a self-sealing tank on a military aircraft. When a bullet passes through, it closes up.

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Great Britain has lost an empire and has not yet found a role.

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It is worse than immoral, it's a mistake.

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The trouble with a free market economy is that it requires so many policemen to make it work.

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You can't argue with a river, it isgoing to flow.You can dam it up?put it to useful purposes?deflect it, but you can't argue with it.

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Brains are no substitute for judgement.

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To leave positions of great responsibility and authority is to die a little, but the time comes when that must be faced.

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Americans assume Canada to be bestowed as a right and accept this bounty, as they do air, without thought or appreciation.

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How could the USA champion individual freedom in the world generally while denying it to an important minority in its own country.

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[President Truman] was free of the greatest vice in a leader, his ego never came between him and his job.

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