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Walter Lippmann Quotes & Sayings
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Last updated Oct 2020
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America And Americans
The writers who have nothing to say, are the ones you can buy, the others have too high a price
Successful politicians are insecure and intimidated men. They advance politically only as they placate, appease, bribe, seduce, bamboozle or otherwise manage to manipulate the demanding and threatening elements in their constituencies.
There is nothing so bad but it can masquerade as moral
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.
There can be no higher law in journalism than to tell the truth and to shame the devil - remain detached from the great
Ideals are an imaginative understanding of that which is desirable in that which is possible.
A man has honor if he holds himself to an ideal of conduct though it is inconvenient, unprofitable, or dangerous to do so.
He has honor if he holds himself to an ideal of conduct though it is inconvenient, unprofitable, or dangerous to do so.
What a shame to waste those great shots on the practice tee.
I would have carved on the portals of the National Press Club, "Put not your trust in princes." Only the very rarest of princes can endure even a little criticism, and few of them can put up with even a pause in the adulation.
Most men, after a little freedom, have preferred authority with the consoling assurances and the economy of effort it brings.
The great social adventure of America is no longer the conquest of the wilderness but the absorption of fifty different peoples
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Where all men think alike, no one thinks very much.
When philosophers try to be politicians they generally cease to be philosophers.
When men can no longer be theists, they must, if they are civilized, become humanists.
When distant and unfamiliar and complex things are communicated to great masses of people, the truth suffers a considerable and often a radical distortion. The complex is made over into the simple, the hypothetical into the dogmatic, and the relative into an absolute.
When all men think alike, no one thinks very much.
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.
We are quite rich enough to defend ourselves, whatever the cost. We must now learn that we are quite rich enough to educate ourselves as we need to be educated.
We are all captives of the picture in our head - our belief that the world we have experienced is the world that really exists.
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