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Mario Cuomo
(1932-____) born on
Jun 15
US politician, lawyer, talk show host. He was democratic governor of New York, 1982-1994; wrote "Reason to Believe;" hosts weekly radio show, "Mario Talk Show - Talk to Mario."
         
   
F
I talk and talk and talk, and I haven't taught people in 50 years what my father taught by example in one week.

R
People expect Byzantine, Machiavellian logic from politicians. But the truth is simple. Trial lawyers learn a good rule: "Don't decide what you don't have to decide." That's not evasion, it's wisdom.
A
For me to make lasagna would be a desecration of a great Italian dish. . . . I don't mess with sacred things.
N
You campaign in poetry. You govern in prose.
K
You will not be able to tell that they are capable of greatness until you provide them with a packed house, a 3-and-2 count and the game is on the line.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Time," 2 Jun 1986.
R: In "Leadership: A Treasury of Great Quotations," by William and Leonard Safire, 1990.
A: In "The Almanac of Quotable Quotes from 1990," by Ronald D. Pasquariello, 1991.
N: In "The New Republic," 8 Apr 1985.
K: In "Newsweek," 4 Apr 1988.
   


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