Quotes by Dean Acheson

  • The first requirement of a statesman is that he be dull.


    Statesmanship

  • I will undoubtedly have to seek what is happily known as gainful employment which, I am glad to say, does not describe public office.


    Work

  • If you truly had a democracy and did what people wanted, you’d go wrong every time.


    Democracy

  • A memorandum is written not to inform the reader but to protect the writer.


    Bureaucracy