Viewpoints On Washington

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People who leave Washington, D.C. do so by way of the box-ballot or coffin.

-Claiborne Pell

Washington is an endless series of mock palaces built for clerks.

-Ada Louise Huxtable

Nothing ever gets settled in (Washington). It's not like running a company or even a university. It's a seething debating society in which the debate never stops, in which people never give up, including me, and that's the atmosphere in which you administer.

-George P. Shultz

Washington is a place where men praise courage and act on elaborate personal cost-benefit calculations.

-J.K. Galbraith

You always get the truth from an American statesman after he turns 70, or gives up all hope of the Presidency.

-Wendell Phillips

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