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The most important aspect of the relationship between the president and the secretary of state is that they both understand who is president. -Dean Acheson
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No people in history have ever survived who thought they could protect their freedom by making themselves inoffensive to their enemies. -Dean Acheson
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The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time. -Dean Acheson
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We have actively sought and are actively seeking to make the United Nations an effective instrument of international cooperation -Dean Acheson
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Negotiation in the classic diplomatic sense assumes parties more anxious to agree than to disagree -Dean Acheson
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[President Truman] was free of the greatest vice in a leader, his ego never came between him and his job. -Dean Acheson
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How could the USA champion individual freedom in the world generally while denying it to an important minority in its own country. -Dean Acheson
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Between 9 and 10 AM the American radio is concerned almost exclusively with love. It seems a little like ending breakfast with a stiff bourbon. -Dean Acheson
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A memorandum is written not to inform the reader but to protect the writer. -Dean Acheson
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Brains are no substitute for judgement. -Dean Acheson
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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. -Dean Acheson
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The defensive perimeter [of the United States in East Asia] runs along the Aleutians to Japan and then goes to the Ryukyus. -Dean Acheson
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The trouble with a free market economy is that it requires so many policemen to make it work. -Dean Acheson
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Washington is like a self-sealing tank on a military aircraft. When a bullet passes through, it closes up. -Dean Acheson
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You can't argue with a river, it isgoing to flow.You can dam it up?put it to useful purposes?deflect it, but you can't argue with it. -Dean Acheson
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To leave positions of great responsibility and authority is to die a little, but the time comes when that must be faced. -Dean Acheson
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Great Britain has lost an Empire and has not yet found a role. -Dean Acheson
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With a nation, as with a boxer, one of the greatest assurances of safety is to add reach to power. -Dean Acheson
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Negotiation in the classic diplomatic sense assumes parties more anxious to agree than to disagree. -Dean Acheson
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Controversial proposals, once accepted, soon become hallowed. -Dean Acheson
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If we learn the art of yielding what must be yielded to the changing present, we can save the best of the past. -Dean Acheson
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The manner in which one endures what must be endured is more important than the thing that must be endured. -Dean Acheson
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The great corrupter of public man is the ego. Looking at the mirror distracts one's attention from the problem. -Dean Acheson
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The greatest mistake I made was not to die in office. -Dean Acheson
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Great Britain has lost an empire and has not yet found a role. -Dean Acheson
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The first requirement of a statesman is that he be dull. -Dean Acheson
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Negotiating in the classic diplomatic sense assumes parties more anxious to agree than to disagree. -Dean Acheson
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We have actively sought and are actively seeking to make the United Nations an effective instrument of international cooperation. -Dean Acheson
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It is worse than immoral, it's a mistake. -Dean Acheson
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