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George P. Shultz's Profile

Brief about George P. Shultz: By info that we know George P. Shultz was born at 1920-12-13. And also George P. Shultz is American Public Servant.

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I learned in business that you had to be very careful when you told somebody that's working for you to do something, because the chances were very high he'd do it. In government, you don't have to worry about that.

Tags: Business, Government, Working

Between 1980 and 1990, the number of countries that were classified as 'free' or 'mostly free' increased by about 50%.

Tags: Between, Free, Number

I don't know how you define 'neoconservatism,' but I think it's associated with trying to spread open political systems and democracy.

Tags: Democracy, Political, Trying

If you ask me what am I, I might say 'I am a Californian,' and if George Bush were here, he would say 'I am a Texan.'

Tags: Ask, Here, Might

Increasingly, the state system has been eroding. Terrorists have exploited this weakness by burrowing into the state system in order to attack it.

Tags: Order, State, System

It was an attempt to stick the Congress's finger in King Hussein's eye.

Tags: Congress, Eye, King

Obama seems to want to do something to damage rich people.

Tags: Obama, Rich, Seems

Oh, you know. I am secretary of state. My trips aren't successful. I just talk to people.

Tags: State, Successful, Talk

Open political and economic systems have been gaining ground and there's a good reason for it. They work better.

Tags: Good, Political, Work

The civilized world has a common stake in defeating the terrorists.

Tags: Civilized, Common, Terrorists

The higher the classification of secrecy, the quicker you will report it.

Tags: Higher, Quicker, Secrecy

There is no prospect that the United States will say to Israel, 'You do such and such and we'll not support you in your security.'

Tags: Security, Support, United

You don't get gushers of revenue by raising tax rates. You get it through expansion.

Tags: Expansion, Raising, Tax

You've got to dream a little bit if you're going to get somewhere.

Tags: Bit, Dream, Somewhere

I think the idea that you would do everything you can to prevent what is coming at you by way of something very disruptive - a 9/11 - it's a no-brainer.

Tags: Coming, Idea, Prevent

My experience is that if the military didn't want to use force and was confronted with a president that did, the military would come back with what I would call the 'bomb Moscow' scenario. They would say it had to be done with conditions that were so extreme, you obviously wouldn't do it.

Tags: Done, Experience, President

Nothing ever gets settled in this town. a seething debating society in which the debate never stops, in which people never give up, including me. And so that's the atmosphere in which you administer.

Tags: Debate, Give, Society

Terrorism is not a matter that can be left to law enforcement, with its deliberative process, built-in delays, and safeguards that may let the prisoner go free on procedural grounds.

Tags: Free, Law, May

The 1986 tax act is sort of the unsung hero of the very good economic times we had for a long time. Of course, politics gums it all up again and preferences get put in.

Tags: Good, Politics, Time

We have struggled with terrorism for a long time. In the Reagan administration, I was a hawk on the subject. I said terrorism is a big problem, a different problem, and we have to take forceful action against it. Fortunately, Ronald Reagan agreed with me, but not many others did.

Tags: Others, Problem, Time
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