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Dean Acheson
(1893-1971) born on
Apr 11
US lawyer, statesman. He was prominent in the development of the Truman Doctrine, the Marshall Plan and NATO.
         
   
F
Time spent in the advertising business seems to create a permanent deformity like the Chinese habit of foot-binding.

R
The great corrupter of public man is the ego. . . . Looking at the mirror distracts one's attention from the problem.
A
Controversial proposals, once accepted, soon become hallowed.
N
It is worse than immoral, it's a mistake.
K
Always remember that the future comes one day at a time.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Among Friends," ed. David S. McLellan and David C. Acheson, 1980.
R: To Society of American Historians; in "Wall Street Journal," 22 Apr 1966.
A: Speech, Independence, Missouri, 31 Mar 1962.
N: Describing the Vietnam war; quoted by Alistair Cooke in his radio program "Letter from America."
K: "Sketches From Life."
   


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