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William Safire
(1929-2009) born on
Dec 17
US journalist, author. He is a political columnist for the "NY Times," 1973-; speech writer for Richard Nixon; won Pulitzer, 1978.
         
   
F
We are all environmentalists now, but we are not all planetists. An environmentalist realizes that nature has its pleasures and deserves respect. A planetist puts the earth ahead of the earthlings.

R
What we don't need to know for achievement, we need to know for our pleasure. Knowing how things work is the basis for appreciation, and is thus a source of civilized delight.
A
The right to do something does not mean that doing it is right.
N
To "know your place" is a good idea in politics. That is not to say "stay in your place" or "hang on to your place," because ambition or boredom may dictate upward or downward mobility, but a sense of place --a feel for one's own position . . .
K
If America cannot win a war in a week, it begins negotiating with itself.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: The New York Times
R: "Class Cleavage" NY "Times," 1 Jun 86
A: The New York Times Special Features
N: Before The Fall, Prologue (1975).
K: The New York Times, 8/10/1990
   


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