Dean Acheson - Quotes

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The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.

The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.

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

Controversial proposals, once accepted, soon become hallowed. ---->>>

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

The great corrupter of public man is the ego. Looking at the mirror distracts one's attention from the problem. ---->>>

I will undoubtedly have to seek what is happily known as gainful employment, which I am glad to say does not describe holding public office. ---->>>

The manner in which one endures what must be endured is more important than the thing that must be endured. ---->>>

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

The most important aspect of the relationship between the president and the secretary of state is that they both understand who is president. ---->>>

Negotiation in the classic diplomatic sense assumes parties more anxious to agree than to disagree. ---->>>

A memorandum is written not to inform the reader but to protect the writer. ---->>>

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

I learned from the example of my father that the manner in which one endures what must be endured is more important than the thing that must be endured. ---->>>

If we learn the art of yielding what must be yielded to the changing present, we can save the best of the past. ---->>>

We have actively sought and are actively seeking to make the United Nations an effective instrument of international cooperation. ---->>>

The first requirement of a statesman is that he be dull. ---->>>

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

The greatest mistake I made was not to die in office. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: April 11, 1893
Birthplace:
Die: 10-12, 1971
Occupation: Statesman
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Dean Gooderham Acheson (pronounced ; April 11, 1893 – October 12, 1971) was an American statesman and lawyer. As United States Secretary of State in the administration of President Harry S. Truman from 1949 to 1953, he played a central role in defining American foreign policy during the Cold War. Acheson helped design the Marshall Plan and was a key player in the development of the Truman Doctrine and creation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (wikipedia)