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 David Acheson - “We do not have information on what is put in canned light tuna.”
 Dean Acheson - “The first requirement of a statesman is that he be dull.”
 Dean Acheson - “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 - “I learned from the example of my father that the manner in which one endures what must be endured is more important than the thing that must be endured.”
 Dean Acheson - “No people in history have ever survived who thought they could protect their freedom by making themselves inoffensive to their enemies.”
 David Acheson - “It's a better use of our resources to inform consumers what to do about fish than spending money and time testing more fish.”
 Dean Acheson - “When I walk into my office, the other portraits that I look at in addition to (Thomas) Jefferson, the portraits of George Marshall, but especially Dean Acheson.”
 Dean Acheson - “I have a curious and apprehensive feeling as I watch JFK that he is sort of an Indian snake charmer.”
 Dean Acheson - “No people in history have ever survived who thought they could protect their freedom by making themselves inoffensive to their enemies”
 Dean Acheson - “We have actively sought and are actively seeking to make the United Nations an effective instrument of international cooperation.”
 Dean Acheson - “We have actively sought and are actively seeking to make the United Nations an effective instrument of international cooperation”
 Dean Acheson - “Negotiation in the classic diplomatic sense assumes parties more anxious to agree than to disagree.”
 Dean Acheson - “Negotiation in the classic diplomatic sense assumes parties more anxious to agree than to disagree”
 Dean Acheson - “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.”
 David Acheson - “If there are some of those tuna that have higher levels, then that will come out through the testing by means of an average.”
 David Acheson - “This is not about avoiding fish. It is about paying attention to the types and amount of fish you eat.”
 Dean Acheson - “The great corrupter of public man is the ego. Looking at the mirror distracts one's attention from the problem.”
 Dean Acheson - “The great corrupter of public man is the ego. . . . Looking at the mirror distracts one's attention from the problem.”
 Dean Acheson - “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 - “The great corrupter of public man is the ego.... Looking at the mirror distracts one's attention from the problem.”
 Dean Acheson - “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 - “It is worse than immoral, it's a mistake.”
 Dean Acheson - “Washington is like a self-sealing tank on a military aircraft. When a bullet passes through, it closes up.”
 Dean Acheson - “The first requirement of a statesman is that he be dull. This is not always easy to achieve.”
 Dean Acheson - “The greatest mistake I made was not to die in office.”

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