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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
I will undoubtedly have to seek what is happily known as gainful employment, which I am glad to say does not describe holding public office.

R
The first requirement of a statesman is that he be dull. This is not always easy to achieve.
A
A memorandum is written not to inform the reader but to protect the writer.
N
The greatest mistake I made was not to die in office.
K
The manner in which one endures what must be endured is more important than the thing that must be endured.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: On retiring to private life; in "Time," 22 Dec 1952.
R: In "Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations," by Tony Augarde, 1991.
A: "The Wall Street Journal," 8 Oct 1977.
N: After listening to funeral eulogies for his successor John Foster Dulles; News Summaries, 27 Mar 1959.
K: In "Plain Speaking: An Oral Biography of Harry S. Truman."
   


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