E. C. "Teddy Blue" Abbott (1860-1939): Texas cattleman
Living that kind of life they were bound to be wild and brave. In fact there was only two things the old-time cowpuncher was afraid of, a decent woman and being set afoot.
( We Pointed Them North, 1939)
Bella Abzug (1920- ): Feminist congresswoman
Congress is a middle-aged, middle-class, white male power structure.... No wonder it's been so totally unresponsive to the needs of this country.
( Speech in Washington, 10 July 1971)
Goodman Ace (1899-1966): Writer
Every time a gun goes off in a have-not country another Communist is born.
( Saturday Review, 12 June 1965)
Dean Acheson (1893-1971): Secretary of state under President Truman
I do not intend to turn my back on Alger Hiss.
(To a reporter on being asked for his reaction to the conviction of Alger Hiss for perjury, 1950)
I doubt very much if a man whose main literary interests were in works by Mr. Zane Grey, admirable as they may be, is particularly well-equipped to be chief executive of this country, particularly where Indian affairs are concerned.
(On the presidential candidacy of Dwight D. Eisenhower, June 1952)
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Publication information: Book title: The Morrow Book of Quotations in American History. Contributors: Joseph R. Conlin - Author. Publisher: William Morrow. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 1984. Page number: 17.
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