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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.
Time spent in the advertising business seems to create a permanent deformity like the Chinese habit of foot-binding.

The great corrupter of public man is the ego. . . . Looking at the mirror distracts one's attention from the problem.
Controversial proposals, once accepted, soon become hallowed.
It is worse than immoral, it's a mistake.
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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