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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

AUTHOR: John Bowden Connally (1917–93)
QUOTATION: A democracy unsatisfied [by support of the people] cannot long survive…. We live in probably the most turbulent and tormented times in the history of this nation. Criticize … disagree, yes, but also we have as leaders an obligation to be fair and keep in perspective what we are and what we hope to be.
ATTRIBUTION: JOHN B. CONNALLY, JR., secretary of the treasury, off-the-cuff remarks at American Society of Newspaper Editors luncheon, Washington, D.C., April 19, 1972, as reported by The Washington Post, April 20, 1972, p. C3.
SUBJECTS: Democracy