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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1400
AUTHOR: Bill D. Moyers (1934–)
QUOTATION: You have to pursue the ideals of a Joan of Arc with the political prowess of an Adam Clayton Powell. Whatever you say about Joan, her purpose was noble. And whatever you say about Adam, his politics is effective; it gets things done he wants done.
ATTRIBUTION: BILL D. MOYERS, remarks, conference on the returned Peace Corps volunteer, Washington, D.C., March 5–7, 1965.—Citizen in a Time of Change: The Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Report of the Conference, p. 69 (1965).
SUBJECTS: Politicians