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Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller
(8 Jul 1908 - 26 Jan 1979)

American governor and vice president who was 41st Vice President of the U.S. (1974-77) under Gerald Ford, and Governor of New York (1959-1973). He was a grandson of John Rockefeller, Sr., founder of Standard Oil.

Science Quotes by Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller (3 quotes)

I want to turn women loose on the environmental crisis…. Nobody knows more about pollution when detergents back up in the sink.
— Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller
In Unity, Freedom & Peace: A Blueprint for Tomorrow (1968), 87.
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The chief problem of the commercial farmers is overproduction. The chief problem of the low-income farmers is poverty.
— Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller
In Public Papers of Nelson A. Rockefeller: Fifty-Third Governor of the State of New York (1959), Vol. 1, 1206.
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There is no doubt that many expensive national projects may add to our prestige or serve science. But none of them must take precedence over human needs. As long as Congress does not revise its priorities, our crisis is not just material, it is a crisis of the spirit.
Considering the city of New York's financial shortfall.
— Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller
Letter as governor of New York to Mayor John V. Lindsay (24 Apr 1971), New York Times (25 Apr 1971), 69
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Carl Sagan Thumbnail In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion. (1987) -- Carl Sagan
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