Dean Acheson, fully Dean Gooderham Acheson

Dean
Acheson, fully Dean Gooderham Acheson
1893
1971

American Statesman and Lawyer, U.S. Secretary of State, Awarded Pulitzer Prize for History

Author Quotes

The chief must form time to time familiarize himself with the whole record; he must consider opposing views, put forward as much as possible. He must examine the proponents vigorously and convince them that he knows the record, is intolerant of superficiality or of favor-seeking, and not only welcomes but demands criticism.

The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.

Force can only overcome other force. When it has done this, it has spent itself and other means of influencing conduct have to be employed.

If we learn the art of yielding what must be yielded to the changing present we can save the best of the past.

Controversial proposals, once accepted, soon become hallowed.

Author Picture
First Name
Dean
Last Name
Acheson, fully Dean Gooderham Acheson
Birth Date
1893
Death Date
1971
Bio

American Statesman and Lawyer, U.S. Secretary of State, Awarded Pulitzer Prize for History