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Dean Acheson Quotes

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Dean Acheson Quotes

About Dean Acheson

Dean Gooderham Acheson (April 11, 1893 – October 12, 1971) was an American statesman and lawyer.


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1

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


2

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


3

Negotiation in the classic diplomatic sense assumes parties more anxious to agree than to disagree. Dean Acheson


4

The great corrupter of public man is the ego. Looking at the mirror distracts one’s attention from the problem. Dean Acheson


5

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


6

Controversial proposals, once accepted, soon become hallowed. Dean Acheson


7

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


8

The greatest mistake I made was not to die in office. Dean Acheson


9

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


10

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


11

The first requirement of a statesman is that he be dull. Dean Acheson


12

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


13

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. Dean Acheson


14

A memorandum is written not to inform the reader but to protect the writer. Dean Acheson


15

It is worse than immoral, it’s a mistake. Dean Acheson


16

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


17

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


18

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. Dean Acheson


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