18 Total Quotes

Dean Rusk Quotes

The usual cause of evil in the world is that at any given time half the people in the world are awake.
Dean Rusk
#Evil #American Diplomat

The best way to persuade people is with your ears - by listening to them.
Dean Rusk
#American Diplomat

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.
Dean Rusk
#American Diplomat #Astronomy

Continuity does not rule out fresh approaches to fresh situations.
Dean Rusk
#American Diplomat

I think we would be hard pressed to tell our own people why we are doing this with India when even the British won't do it or the Australians won't do it and the Canadians won't do it. We need to have those other flags flying on these joint enterprises.
Dean Rusk
#India #Canadians

[Also on the tapes, Dean Rusk, Kennedy's secretary of state, counsels that the use of nuclear weapons would have to have support from America's allies.] I think we would be hard pressed to tell our own people why we are doing this with India when even the British won't do it or the Australians won't do it and the Canadians won't do it, ... We need to have those other flags flying on these joint enterprises.
Dean Rusk
#Dean #Allies #Nuclear Weapons #India #Canadians #Secretary Of State

We're eyeball to eyeball and the other fellow just blinked.
Dean Rusk
#Negotiation

One of the best ways to persuade others is with your ears by listening to them.
Dean Rusk
#American Diplomat

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.
Dean Rusk
#American Diplomat

While we are sleeping, two-thirds of the world is plotting to do us in.
Dean Rusk
#American Diplomat