John Foster Dulles

(1888–1959)

John Foster Dulles

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Asked whether he had ever been wrong, Dulles considered the question for some time before replying. “Yes,” he finally admitted, “once — many, many years ago. I thought I had made a wrong decision. Of course, it turned out that I had been right all along. But I was wrong to have thought that I was wrong.”

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A mans accomplishments in life are the cumulative effect of his attention to detail.

~John Foster Dulles

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John Foster Dulles was a U.S. politician; secretary of state (1953–59) under President Eisenhower. From 1945 to 1949 he represented the United States at the United Nations, which he helped to establish.