Daniel Patrick Moynihan

Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.

If you don’t have 30 years to devote to social policy, don’t get involved.

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.

The liberal left can be as rigid and destructive as any force in American life.

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 “Pat” Moynihan (March 16, 1927 – March 26, 2003) was an American politician and sociologist.

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