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Barber B. Conable, Jr. Quotes

A U.S. Congressman and president of the World Bank.
(1922 - 2003)

Congress is functioning the way the Founding Fathers intended-not very well. They understood that if you move too quickly, our democracy will be less responsible to the majority.

Exhaustion and exasperation are frequently the handmaidens of legislative decision.

I don't think it's the function of Congress to function well. It should drag its heels on the way to decision.

Women do two thirds of the world's work. Yet they earn only one tenth of the world's income and own less than one percent of the world's property. They are among the poorest of the world's poor.