Dean Rusk
FameRank: 5

"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 the joint-List of United States Secretaries of State by time in office/second-longest serving U.S. Secretary of State of all time, behind only Cordell Hull and tied with William H. Seward.

If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous diplomats! More Dean Rusk on Wikipedia.

Continuity does not rule out fresh approaches to fresh situations.

We have tried to make it clear that the United States is not just an old crow that gives more milk the more it is kicked in the flanks.

We're eyeball to eyeball and I think the other fellow just blinked.

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.

While we are sleeping, two-thirds of the world is plotting to do us in.

The usual cause of evil in the world is that at any given time half the people in the world are awake.

I wouldn't make the slightest concession for moral leadership. It's much overrated.

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.