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Paul Hoffman Quotes & Quotations
Paul Hoffman

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    Among the reasons for this was the fact that the U.S.A. is one mass market. It is only when you have a mass market that large-scale manufacturing which involves very substantial expenditures can be justified. Paul-HoffmanPaul Hoffman
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    As far as we were concerned, we were operators, we were administrators. I don't ever recall going to Dean Acheson and asking for any counsel or advice on administration, but I had the greatest respect for him, as I have today. Paul-HoffmanPaul Hoffman
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    At the time it seriously troubled me, but in drafting me as Marshall Plan Administrator, President Truman did as great a favor for me as one man can do for another. It opened my eyes to many things of which I was totally unaware and it was the beginning of my real education. Paul-HoffmanPaul Hoffman
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    But I felt that most of us in the world today gave priority to our personal interests. Paul-HoffmanPaul Hoffman
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    If there was to be a new Europe, there not only had to be a common market, but also great mobility in labor. Paul-HoffmanPaul Hoffman
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    In its best prewar year, Europe with almost 300 million people had a gross national product of 150 billion dollars. In that same year, the United States with 150 million people had a gross national product of 300 billion dollars. Paul-HoffmanPaul Hoffman
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    Speaking personally, I thought that union would first come along economic lines and that some degree of political union was certain to follow. Paul-HoffmanPaul Hoffman
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    The Europeans had made two promises to the United States if Marshall Plan help was forthcoming. The first promise was maximum self-help on the part of every country; and second, maximum mutual aid. Paul-HoffmanPaul Hoffman
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    The full potential of labor can be utilized only if there is mobility in labor. Paul-HoffmanPaul Hoffman
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    The magic was in the Marshall Plan itself. It provided an opportunity for appealing and constructive work. In a sense, the mission chiefs were given the opportunity to help act as architects for the new Europe that was envisioned. Paul-HoffmanPaul Hoffman
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    Those of us involved in the actual administration of the Marshall Program had very much in our minds the building of a new Europe. Paul-HoffmanPaul Hoffman
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    We should wage war not to win war, but to win peace. Paul-HoffmanPaul Hoffman
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    Yes, Jean Monnet was the father of the concept of a United States of Europe and his efforts more than those of any other single man helped change the thinking of European leaders. Paul-HoffmanPaul Hoffman