A memorandum is not written to inform the reader, but to protect the writer.
— Dean Acheson

A memorandum is written not to inform the reader but to protect the writer.
— Dean Acheson

As to the war with Japan, the President had already received my memorandum in general as to the possibility of getting a substantial unconditional surrender from Japan which I had written before leaving Washington and which he had approved.
— Henry L. Stimson

The people of Israel have lived 3,700 years without a memorandum of understanding with America and will continue to live without it another 3,700 years.
— Menachem Begin