Walter Lippmann Quotes


61 Walter Lippmann quotes:



"The central drama of our age is how the Western nations and the Asian peoples are to find a tolerable basis of co-existence"
"It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf."
"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."
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"The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on."
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"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."
"Where all men think alike, no one thinks very much."
"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."
"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."
"We are all captives of the picture in our head - our belief that the world we have experienced is the world that really exists."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"Most men, after a little freedom, have preferred authority with the consoling assurances and the economy of effort it brings."
"No amount of charters, direct primaries, or short ballots will make a democracy out of an illiterate people."
"Industry is a better horse to ride than genius."
"Ideals are an imaginative understanding of that which is desirable in that which is possible."
"Men who are orthodox when they are young are in danger of being middle-aged all their lives."



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