Emmet John Hughes

Emmet John
Hughes
1920
1982

American Presidential Assistant and Speechwriter to Dwight D. Eisenhower, Editor for Time-Life

Author Quotes

He must summon his people to be with him – yet stand above, not squat beside them. He must question his own wisdom and judgment – but not too severely. He must hear the opinions and heed the powers of others – but not too abjectly. He must appease the doubts of his critic and assuage the hurts of the adversary – sometimes. He must ignore their views and achieve their defeat – sometimes… He must respect action – without becoming intoxicated with his own. He must have a sense of purpose inspiring him to magnify the trivial event to serve his distant aim – and to grasp the thorniest crisis as if it were the merest nettle. He must be pragmatic, calculating, and earthbound – and still know when to spurn the arithmetic of expediency for the act of brave imagination, the sublime gamble with no hope other than the boldness of his vision

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First Name
Emmet John
Last Name
Hughes
Birth Date
1920
Death Date
1982
Bio

American Presidential Assistant and Speechwriter to Dwight D. Eisenhower, Editor for Time-Life