Daniel Patrick Moynihan Quotes & Sayings

9 most famous Daniel Patrick Moynihan quotes and sayings. He was an American politician who passed away on 26 March, 2003.

Daniel Patrick Moynihan Quotes
“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 Quotes
“Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.”
Daniel Patrick Moynihan Quotes
“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 Quotes
“If you don't have 30 years to devote to social policy, don't get involved.”
Daniel Patrick Moynihan Quotes
“The single most exciting thing you encounter in government is competence, because it's so rare.”
Daniel Patrick Moynihan Quotes
“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 Quotes
“The liberal left can be as rigid and destructive as any force in American life.”
Daniel Patrick Moynihan Quotes
“Citizen participation is a device whereby public officials induce nonpublic individuals to act in a way the officials desire.”
Daniel Patrick Moynihan Quotes
“The great corporations of this country were not founded by ordinary people. They were founded by people with extraordinary intelligence, ambition, and aggressiveness.”

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