Dean Rusk

(David Dean Rusk)

Dean Rusk
Dean Rusk
  • Born: February 9, 1909
  • Died: December 20, 1994
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Diplomat

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David Dean Rusk was the United States Secretary of State from 1961 to 1969 under presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. Rusk is one of the longest serving U.S. Secretaries of State, behind only Cordell Hull.

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[On the Vietnam War:] I leave all morality up to you clergymen. Morality, Ethics & Conflict of Interest
I don't myself, think, sir, that this is likely to lead to a major war. Intelligence, Spying, Espionage & Covert Operations
President Eduardo Frei’s election was a triumph for democracy achieved partly as a result of the good work of the CIA. Intelligence, Spying, Espionage & Covert Operations
The moment we cross over that divide [just before the election making public the secret information that Nixon had been sabotaging Vietnam Peace Talks], we are in a different kind of society. Morality, Ethics & Conflict of Interest ;Voters, Voting & Elections
We are eyeball to eyeball and I think the other fellow just blinked. Negotiating & Negotiations ;Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
Who do you think you are, a country? United Nations
Continuity does not rule out fresh approaches to fresh situations.
Give a member of Congress a junket and a mimeograph machine and he thinks he is secretary of state.
One of the best ways to persuade others is with your ears by listening to them.
Physicists and astronomers see their own implications in the world being round, but to me it means that only one-third of the world is asleep at any given time and the other two-thirds is up to something. Time
The best way to persuade people is with your ears - by listening to them.
The United States is not just an old cow that gives more milk the more it's kicked in the flanks.
The usual cause of evil in the world is that at any given time half the people in the world are awake. Time
We have tried to make it clear that the United States is not just an old cow that gives more milk the more it is kicked in the flanks.
We were eyeball-to-eyeball and the other fellow just blinked.
When you solve a problem, you ought to thank God and go on to the next one. Religion & God
While we are sleeping, two-thirds of the world is plotting to do us in.