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American Politician. Governor of Illinois (1949-53) and Ambassador to the United Nations (1961-65). 1900-1965
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"Via ovicpitum dura est", or, for the benefit of the engineers among you: "The way of the egghead is hard
A beauty is a woman you notice; a charmer is one who notices you.
BeautyMen and Women
A diplomat's life is made up of three ingredients: protocol, Geritol and alcohol.
A free society is a place where it's safe to be unpopular
A hungry man is not a free man.
A hypocrite is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, then mount the stump and make a speech for conservation.
A lie is an abomination unto the Lord, but a very present help in time of trouble
A politician is a statesman who approaches every question with an open mouth
A society can be no better than the men and women who compose it.
A wise man who stands firm is a statesman, a foolish man who stands firm is a catastrophe.
Accuracy to a newspaper is what virtue is to a lady; but a newspaper can always print a retraction.
After four years at the United Nations I sometimes yearn for the peace and tranquillity of a political convention.
All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions.
An editor is someone who separates the wheat from the chaff and then prints the chaff.
An Independent is someone who wants to take the politics out of politics.
As citizens of this democracy, you are the rulers and the ruled, the law-givers and the law-abiding, the beginning and the end.
Bad administration, to be sure, can destroy good policy; but good administration can never save bad policy
Carelessness about our security is dangerous; carelessness about our freedom is also dangerous
Change is inevitable. Change for the better is a full-time job.
Communism is the corruption of a dream of justice.
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