Walter Cronkite Quotes

24 Walter Cronkite quotes:

"I think he's terrific. I've always had a great appreciation of his ability. And I would rather like to see him stay on the job there."
Author: Cronkite Quotes Category: Ability Quotes
"I've gone from the most trusted man in America to one of the most debated."
"In seeking truth you have to get both sides of a story."
"America's health care system is neither healthy, caring, nor a system."
"I want to say that probably 24 hours after I told CBS that I was stepping down at my 65th birthday, I was already regretting it. And I regretted it every day since."
"When you're bringing in a fairly unknown candidate challenging a sitting president, the population needs a lot more information than reduced coverage provides."
"I can't imagine a person becoming a success who doesn't give this game of life everything he's got."
"We are not educated well enough to perform the necessary act of intelligently selecting our leaders."
"Everything is being compressed into tiny tablets. You take a little pill of news every day - 23 minutes - and that's supposed to be enough."
"I think it is absolutely essential in a democracy to have competition in the media, a lot of competition, and we seem to be moving away from that."
"There is no such thing as a little freedom. Either you are all free, or you are not free."
"Our job is only to hold up the mirror - to tell and show the public what has happened."
"The great sadness of my life is that I never achieved the hour newscast, which would not have been twice as good as the half-hour newscast, but many times as good."
"There's a little more ego involved in these jobs than people might realize."
"And that's the way it is."
"Dan Rather and I just aren't especially chummy."
"I think somebody ought to do a survey as to how many great, important men have quit to spend time with their families who spent any more time with their family."
"The perils of duck hunting are great - especially for the duck."
"I asked [my doctors] if I'd be able to play singles tennis and they said I could. That made me very happy since I haven't played in five years."
Author: Cronkite Quotes Category: Doctors Quotes
"To say that we are closer to victory today is to believe, in the face of the evidence, the optimists who have been wrong in the past. To suggest we are on the edge of defeat is to yield to unreasonable pessimism. To say that we are mired in stalemate seems the only realistic, yet unsatisfactory, conclusion....It is increasingly clear to this reporter that the only rational way out then will be to negotiate, not as victors, but as an honorable people who lived up to their pledge to defend democracy and did the best they could."
Author: Cronkite Quotes Category: Believe Quotes

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