Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
John Bowden Connally (191793)
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.
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.