James Reston Quotes


12 James Reston quotes:



"Americans have always been able to handle austerity and even adversity. Prosperity is what is doing us in."
"The rising power of the United States in world affairs requires, not a more compliant press, but a relentless barrage of facts and criticism. Our job in this age, as I see it, is not to serve as cheerleaders for our side in the present world struggle but to help the largest possible number of people to see the realities of the changing and convulsive world in which American policy must operate."
"Europe has a press that stresses opinions; America a press, radio, and television that emphasize news."
"Stick with the optimists. It's going to be tough enough even if they're right."
"If it's far away, it's news, but if it's close at home, it's sociology."
"A government is the only vessel that leaks from the top."
"A government is the only known vessel that leaks from the top."
"In foreign policy you have to wait twenty-five years to see how it comes out."
"The ship of state is the only known vessel that leaks from the top."
"This is the devilish thing about foreign affairs: they are foreign and will not always conform to our whim."
"This is the very devilish thing about foreign affairs: they are foreign and will not always conform to our whim."
"Wealth is conspicuous, but poverty hides."



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