Robert Moses Quotes

We’re not here to bring politics to our morality, but to bring morality to our politics.

Moses urged them not to accept a compromise what would give them the majority of everything that they were demanding but not all. See {637624} for Rustin’s’ argument to accept the compromise.
Robert Moses
Robert Moses
  • Born: December 18, 1888
  • Died: July 29, 1981
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Urban Planner

Robert Moses was an American public official who worked mainly in the New York metropolitan area. Known as the "master builder" of mid-20th century New York City, Long Island, Rockland County, and Westchester County, he is sometimes compared to Baron Haussmann of Second Empire Paris, and was one of the most polarizing figures in the history of urban development in the United States. His decisions favoring highways over public transit helped create the modern suburbs of Long Island and influenced a generation of engineers, architects, and urban planners who spread his philosophies across the nation despite his not having trained in those professions. Moses would call himself a "coordinator" and was referred to in the media as a "master builder".