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Walter Lippmann Quotes

61 Walter Lippmann quotes:

"What a shame to waste those great shots on the practice tee."
Author: Lippmann Quotes Category: Practice Quotes
"A useful definition of liberty is obtained only by seeking the principle of liberty in the main business of human life, that is to say, in the process by which men educate their responses and learn to control their environment."
Author: Lippmann Quotes Category: Freedom Quotes
"Men are mortal, but ideas are immortal."
Author: Lippmann Quotes Category: Ideas Quotes
"At the core of every moral code there is a picture of human nature, a map of the universe, and a version of history. To human nature (of the sort conceived), in a universe (of the kind imagined), after a history (so understood), the rules of the code apply."
Author: Lippmann Quotes Category: Morality Quotes
"There is nothing so bad but it can masquerade as moral."
Author: Lippmann Quotes Category: Morality Quotes
"The principles of the good society call for a concern with an order of being -- which cannot be proved existentially to the sense organs -- where it matters supremely that the human person is inviolable, that reason shall regulate the will, that truth shall prevail over error."
Author: Lippmann Quotes Category: Society Quotes
"In the blood of the martyrs to intolerance are the seeds of unbelief"
Author: Lippmann Quotes Category: Blood Quotes
"While the right to talk may be the beginning of freedom, the necessity of listening is what makes the right important"
Author: Lippmann Quotes Category: Beginning Quotes
"Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character."
Author: Lippmann Quotes Category: Character Quotes
"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"
"Culture is the name for what people are interested in, their thoughts, their models, the books they read and the speeches they hear, their table-talk, gossip, controversies, historical sense and scientific training, the values they appreciate, the quality of life they admire. All communities have a culture. It is the climate of their civilization."
Author: Lippmann Quotes Category: Culture Quotes
"It requires wisdom to understand wisdom; the music is nothing if the audience is deaf"
Author: Lippmann Quotes Category: Audiences Quotes
"The effort to calculate exactly what the voters want at each particular moment leaves out of account the fact that when they are troubled the thing the voters most want is to be told what to want."
Author: Lippmann Quotes Category: Voting Quotes
"The radical novelty of modern science lies precisely in the rejection of the belief... that the forces which move the stars and atoms are contingent upon the preferences of the human heart."
Author: Lippmann Quotes Category: Science Quotes
"The time has come to stop beating our heads against stone walls under the illusion that we have been appointed policeman to the human race."
"Private property was the original source of freedom. It still is its main ballpark."
"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."
"Most men, after a little freedom, have preferred authority with the consoling assurances and the economy of effort it brings."
"Industry is a better horse to ride than genius."

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