Stewart L. Udall Quote

“We have, I fear, confused power with greatness.”

~ Stewart L. Udall

Commencement address, Dartmouth College, June 13, 1965

Ratings and Comments

David L. Rosenthal, Hollywood

"I resemble that remark!"--Groucho Marx

Terry Berg, Occidental, CA

And will continue to do so.

Dick Trice, Fort Worth

Bush and his thugs should have eliminated that misconception entirely.

Anonymous, The Leesburgian (VA)

We have not learned from history. As usual.

Mike, Norwalk

A representative republic of natural law defines greatness. Individual sovereignty with inalienable rights defines greatness. A land of true liberty defines greatness. A body politic that does not participate in compelled compliance, license, victimless crimes, larceny with impunity (life, income, property tax, funny money) continual war (domestically and foreign), insurance (ponzi schemes, health, etc.) and activities reserved for religion defines greatness. On a global scale, power is fronted for and as greatness (there is no great nation on the planet today).

jim k, austin tx

Dick, Ft Worth, This quote applies to King Obama as well as most politicians.

cal, Lewisville, tx

Just about all politicians Jim K

E Archer, NYC

Not just politicians, but Americans in general. Try being on the other end of that stick -- no so 'great'...

Mike, Norwalk

I agree Archer; greatness has not only been confused for power but, inalienable rights have been confused for a statist's enforced definition of good, law has been confused for tyranny's legal positivism and virtue / morality have been confused for immediate gratification of lustful desires. Is there any doubt in the reason for decline ? Only for those that are confused.


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