Best Quotes by Dean Acheson (Top 10)

  1. Always remember that the future comes one day at a time.
  2. A memorandum is written not to inform the reader but to protect the writer.
  3. Negotiation in the classic diplomatic sense assumes parties more anxious to agree than to disagree.
  4. 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.
  5. The great corrupter of public man is the ego. Looking at the mirror distracts one's attention from the problem.
  6. Great Britain has lost an empire and has not yet found a role.
  7. I have a curious and apprehensive feeling as I watch JFK that he is sort of an Indian snake charmer.
  8. No people in history have ever survived who thought they could protect their freedom by making themselves inoffensive to their enemies.
  9. The test for aid to poor nations is therefore whether it makes them capable of being productive. If it fails to do so, it is likely to make them even poorer in the – not so very – long run.
  10. Vietnam was worse than immoral - it was a mistake.

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