Daniel Patrick Moynihan Quotes

Top 34 wise famous quotes and sayings by Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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Daniel Patrick Moynihan quotes: If you don't have 30 years to devote to social policy, don't get involved. If you don't have 30 years to devote to social policy, don't get involved.
Daniel Patrick Moynihan quotes: Citizen participation is a device whereby public officials induce nonpublic individuals to act in a way the officials desire. Citizen participation is a device whereby public officials induce nonpublic individuals to act in a way the officials desire.
Daniel Patrick Moynihan quotes: Irresponsibility breeds irresponsibility. The finances of government are so central. You'd think that would be pretty obvious. Irresponsibility breeds irresponsibility. The finances of government are so central. You'd think that would be pretty obvious.
Daniel Patrick Moynihan quotes: The status quo is working. The status quo is working.
Daniel Patrick Moynihan quotes: The liberal left can be as rigid and destructive as any force in American life. The liberal left can be as rigid and destructive as any force in American life.
Daniel Patrick Moynihan quotes: We have the right to our own opinions, but not our own facts. We have the right to our own opinions, but not our own facts.
Daniel Patrick Moynihan quotes: The issue of race could benefit from a period of benign neglect. The issue of race could benefit from a period of benign neglect.
Daniel Patrick Moynihan quotes: The atmosphere in which social legislation is considered is not a friend of truth. The atmosphere in which social legislation is considered is not a friend of truth.
Daniel Patrick Moynihan quotes: Secrecy is for losers. Secrecy is for losers.
Daniel Patrick Moynihan quotes: At the heart of the deterioration of the fabric of the Negro society is the deterioration of the Negro family. At the heart of the deterioration of the fabric of the Negro society is the deterioration of the Negro family.
Daniel Patrick Moynihan quotes: The single most exciting thing you encounter in government is competence, because it's so rare. The single most exciting thing you encounter in government is competence, because it's so rare.
Daniel Patrick Moynihan quotes: Secrecy is for losers. For people who do not know how important the information really is. Secrecy is for losers. For people who do not know how important the information really is.
Daniel Patrick Moynihan quotes: If we get into the mind-set where the good becomes the enemy of the best, we will get nothing. If we get into the mind-set where the good becomes the enemy of the best, we will get nothing.
Daniel Patrick Moynihan quotes: When a person goes to a country and finds their newspapers filled with nothing but good news, he can bet there are good men in jail. When a person goes to a country and finds their newspapers filled with nothing but good news, he can bet there are good men in jail.
Daniel Patrick Moynihan quotes: People who pierce the veil of money rarely return with their faculties altogether intact. People who pierce the veil of money rarely return with their faculties altogether intact.
Daniel Patrick Moynihan quotes: I can live with the robber barons, but how do you live with these pathological radicals? I can live with the robber barons, but how do you live with these pathological radicals?
Daniel Patrick Moynihan quotes: The world's largest debtor is a distinction of sorts, but not the one we like having ... The world's largest debtor is a distinction of sorts, but not the one we like having ...
Daniel Patrick Moynihan quotes: A responsible government does not triple the national debt in eight years. A responsible government does not triple the national debt in eight years.