Richard Nixon Quote

Guile, vanity, dissembling … might be unattractive habits, but to the leader, they can be essential. He needs guile in order to hold together the shifting coalitions of often bitterly opposed interest groups that governing requires. He needs a certain measure of vanity in order to create the right public impression. He sometimes has to dissemble in order to prevail on crucial issues.


Leaders, 1982

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Guile, vanity, dissembling … might be unattractive habits, but to the leader, they can be essential. He needs guile in order to hold together the...

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Guile, vanity, dissembling … might be unattractive habits, but to the leader, they can be essential. He needs guile in order to hold together the...

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Guile, vanity, dissembling … might be unattractive habits, but to the leader, they can be essential. He needs guile in order to hold together the...

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Guile, vanity, dissembling … might be unattractive habits, but to the leader, they can be essential. He needs guile in order to hold together the...