97 Total Quotes

Walter Lippmann Quotes

A long life in journalism convinced me many presidents ago that there should be a large air space between a journalist and the head of a state.
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#American Journalist

True opinions can prevail only if the facts to which they refer are known; if they are not known, false ideas are just as effective as true ones, if not a little more effective
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#Facts

It requires wisdom to understand wisdom; the music is nothing if the audience is deaf
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#Audience

Love endures only when the lovers love many things together and not merely each other.
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#Endurance #Cute Love #Sweet Love #Love #Quote of the Day #Editor's Pick

There is no arguing with the pretenders to a divine knowledge and to a divine mission. They are possessed with the sin of pride, they have yielded to the perennial temptation.
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#American Journalist

Democracy is much too important to be left to public opinion.
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#Democracy

Private property was the original source of freedom. It still is its main ballpark.
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#American Journalist

In the blood of the martyrs to intolerance are the seeds of unbelief
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#Blood

There is nothing so good for the human soul as the discovery that there are ancient and flourishing civilized societies which have somehow managed to exist for many centuries and are still in being though they have had no help from the traveler in solving their problems.
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#American Journalist #Discovery

Only the consciousness of a purpose that is mightier than any man and worthy of all men can fortify and inspirit and compose the souls of men
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#Consciousness

A man has honor if he holds himself to an ideal of conduct though it is inconvenient, unprofitable, or dangerous to do so.
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#American Journalist

He has honor if he holds himself to an ideal of conduct though it is inconvenient, unprofitable, or dangerous to do so.
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#American Journalist

Our conscience is not the vessel of eternal verities. It grows with our social life, and a new social condition means a radical change in conscience.
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#American Journalist

This is one of the paradoxes of the democratic movement - that it loves a crowd and fears the individuals who compose it - that the religion of humanity should have no faith in human beings.
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#Crowd

Most men, after a little freedom, have preferred authority with the consoling assurances and the economy of effort it brings.
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#American Journalist

Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
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#Character

What a shame to waste those great shots on the practice tee.
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#Practice

No amount of charters, direct primaries, or short ballots will make a democracy out of an illiterate people.
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#American Journalist

Men are mortal, but ideas are immortal.
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#Ideas

The central drama of our age is how the Western nations and the Asian peoples are to find a tolerable basis of co-existence
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#Age And Aging

What we call a democratic society might be defined for certain purposes as one in which the majority is always prepared to put down a revolutionary minority.
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#American Journalist

The genius of a good leader is to leave behind him a situation which common sense, without the grace of genius, can deal with successfully.
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#American Journalist

Industry is a better horse to ride than genius.
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#American Journalist #Genius