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John Foster Dulles

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The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it is the same problem you had last year.

— John Foster Dulles

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Of all tasks of government the most basic is to protect its citizens against violence.

— John Foster Dulles

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A man's accomplishments in life are the cumulative effect of his attention to detail.

— John Foster Dulles

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The world will never have lasting peace so long as men reserve for war the finest human qualities. Peace, no less than war, requires idealism and self-sacrifice and a righteous and dynamic faith.

— John Foster Dulles

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Once - many, many years ago - I thought I made a wrong decision. Of course, it turned out that I had been right all along. But I was wrong to have thought that I was wrong.

— John Foster Dulles

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I wouldn't attach too much importance to these student riots. I remember when I was a student at the Sorbonne in Paris, I used to go out and riot occasionally.

— John Foster Dulles

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Our capacity to retaliate must be, and is, massive in order to deter all forms of aggression.

— John Foster Dulles

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The ability to get to the verge without getting into the war is the necessary art. If you try to run away from it, if you are scared to go to the brink, you are lost.

— John Foster Dulles

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The United Nations was not set up to be a reformatory. It was assumed that you would be good before you got in and not that being in would make you good.

— John Foster Dulles

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There are plenty of problems in the world, many of them interconnected. But there is no problem which compares with this central, universal problem of saving the human race from extinction.

— John Foster Dulles

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About John Foster Dulles

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In 1950 he worked alongside Richard Nixon to reduce the French influence in Vietnam as well as asking the United States to attempt to cooperate with the French in the aid of strengthening Diem's Army. He subsequently attended the United Nations General Assembly as a United States delegate in 1946 1947 and 1950. A central West Berlin road was (re-)named "John-Foster-Dulles-Allee" in 1959 in the presence of Christian Herter Dulles' successor as Secretary of State.

Secretary of State under President Dwight D. He was a significant figure in the early Cold War era advocating an aggressive stance against communism throughout the world.

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