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Daniel Moynihan
(1927-2003) born on
Mar 16
US politician, professor. He was professor of urban politics, Ambassador to India and the U.N., Democratic party politician, and U.S. senator from New York state.
         
   
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At 14 you are still in most respects a dependent youth, in some respects a child. At 24 you are an adult. In between, extraordinary turbulences take place.

R
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.
A
The single most exciting thing you encounter in government is competence, because it's so rare.
N
Citizen participation [is] a device whereby public officials induce nonpublic individuals to act in a way the officials desire.
K
It is perhaps common in the world for individuals and nations to suffer for their noble qualities more than for their ignoble ones. For nobility is an occasion for pride, the most treacherous of sentiments.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Quotable Quote Book," by Merrit Malloy, 1990.
R: In NY "Post," 14 May 1969.
A: In NY "Times," 2 Marc1976.
N: In "The New York Public Library Book of 20th Century American Quotations," by Stephen Donadio, 1992.
K: In "The Book of Quotes," by Barbara Rowes, 1979.
   


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