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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1981
AUTHOR: Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller (1908–79)
QUOTATION: Maybe this [Watergate] is like the Old Testament. It was visited upon us and maybe we’re going to benefit from it.
ATTRIBUTION: NELSON A. ROCKEFELLER, governor of New York, speech to the State Broadcasters Association, Cooperstown, New York, July 17, 1973, as reported by The New York Times, July 18, 1973, p. 20.
SUBJECTS: Watergate affair