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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:9
AUTHOR:John Newton Mitchell (1913–88)
QUOTATION:You will be better advised to watch what we do instead of what we say.
ATTRIBUTION:JOHN N. MITCHELL, U.S. attorney general, remarks (overheard by reporters) in July 1969 after meeting with a group of black civil rights workers, who protested the Administration’s action on the Voting Rights Act of 1965.—The Washington Post, “Watch What We Do,” editorial, July 7, 1969, p. A22.
SUBJECTS:Action
 
 
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