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Quotes of the day: Nelson Rockefeller
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Published Monday, January 25, 2016 @ 7:51 PM EST
Jan 25 2016

Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller (July 8, 1908 – January 26, 1979) was an American businessman, philanthropist, public servant, and politician. He served as the 41st Vice President of the United States (1974–77) under President Gerald Ford, and as the 49th Governor of New York (1959–73). He also served in the administrations of Presidents Franklin Roosevelt regarding Latin America, and Dwight Eisenhower regarding welfare programs. A member of the wealthy Rockefeller family, he was also a noted art collector, as well as administrator of Rockefeller Center. (Click here for full Wikipedia article)

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America is not just a power, it is a promise. It is not enough for our country to be extraordinary in might; it must be exemplary in meaning.

I do not believe it right for one group to impose its vision of morality on an entire society.

It is essential that we enable young people to see themselves as participants in one of the most exciting eras in history, and to have a sense of purpose in relation to it.

Never forget that the most powerful force on earth is love.

The secret to success is to own nothing, but control everything.

There are three periods in life: youth, middle age and 'how well you look.'

There is no doubt that many expensive national projects may add to our prestige or serve science. But none of them must take precedence over human needs. As long as Congress does not revise its priorities, our crisis is not just material, it is a crisis of the spirit.

Wherever we look upon this earth, the opportunities take shape within the problems.

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(January 26 is also the birthday of Douglas MacArthur and Paul Newman.)


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