Daniel Patrick Moynihan Quotes

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Born: March 16, 1927, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
Birth Country: USA
Died: Washington, District of Columbia, USA, March 26, 2003
Occupation: Politician

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Somehow liberals have been unable to acquire from life what conservatives seem to be endowed with at birth: namely, a healthy skepticism of the powers of government agencies to do good.
- Daniel Patrick Moynihan

2.
The central conservative truth is that it is culture, not politics, that determines the success of a society. The central liberal truth is that politics can change a culture and save it from itself.
- Daniel Patrick Moynihan

3.
The great corporations of this country were not founded by ordinary people. They were founded by people with extraordinary intelligence, ambition, and aggressiveness.
- Daniel Patrick Moynihan

4.
The steady expansion of welfare programs can be taken as a measure of the steady disintegration of the Negro family structure over the past generation in the United States.
- Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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