Daniel Patrick Moynihan - Quotes

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Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts. ---->>>

If you don't have 30 years to devote to social policy, don't get involved. ---->>>

The central conservative truth is that it is culture, not politics, that determines the success of a society. The central liberal truth is that politics can change a culture and save it from itself. ---->>>

The great corporations of this country were not founded by ordinary people. They were founded by people with extraordinary intelligence, ambition, and aggressiveness. ---->>>

The steady expansion of welfare programs can be taken as a measure of the steady disintegration of the Negro family structure over the past generation in the United States. ---->>>

The single most exciting thing you encounter in government is competence, because it's so rare. ---->>>

Citizen participation is a device whereby public officials induce nonpublic individuals to act in a way the officials desire. ---->>>

Somehow liberals have been unable to acquire from life what conservatives seem to be endowed with at birth: namely, a healthy skepticism of the powers of government agencies to do good. ---->>>

The liberal left can be as rigid and destructive as any force in American life. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: 03-16, 1927
Die: 03-26, 2003
Occupation: Politician

Daniel Patrick "Pat" Moynihan (March 16, 1927 – March 26, 2003) was an American politician and sociologist. A member of the Democratic Party, he was first elected to the United States Senate for New York in 1976, and was re-elected three times (in 1982, 1988, and 1994), serving a total of 24 years as Senator (wikipedia)