Quotes by John Foster Dulles

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John Foster Dulles (February 2, 1888 May 24, 1959) was an American statesman who served as Secretary of State under President Dwight D. Eisenhower from (1953 - 1959). He was a significant figure in the early Cold War era, ...

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Once -- many, many years ago -- I thought I made a wrong decision. Of course, it turned out that I had been right all along. But I was wrong to have thought that I was wrong.

The United Nations was not set up to be a reformatory. It was assumed that you would be good before you got in and not that being in would make you good.
The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it's the same problem you had last year.
Of all tasks of government the most basic is to protect its citizens against violence.
Our capacity to retaliate must be, and is, massive in order to deter all forms of aggression.
The ability to get to the verge without getting into the war is the necessary art. If you try to run away from it, if you are scared to go to the brink, you are lost.
Peace will never be won if men reserve for war their greatest efforts, Peace, too, requires well-directed and sustained sacrificial endeavor. Given that, we can, I believe, achieve the great goal of our foreign policy, that of enabling our people to enjoy in peace the blessings of liberty.