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Walter Lippmann
(1889-1974) born on
Sep 23
US journalist, editor, author. He won Pulitzers 1958, 1962, for his syndicated column, "Today and Tomorrow."
         
   
F
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.

R
Art enlarges experience by admitting us to the inner life of others.
A
A country survives its legislation. That truth should not comfort the conservative nor depress the radical. For it means that public policy can enlarge its scope and increase its audacity, can try big experiments without trembling too much. . .
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Almost always tradition is nothing but a record and a machine-made imitation of the habits that our ancestors created. The average conservative is a slave to the most incidental and trivial part of his forefathers' glory. . .
K
A man has honor if he holds himself to an ideal of conduct though it is inconvenient, unprofitable, or dangerous to do so.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Farewell to colleagues; in NY "Times," 26 May 67
R: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
A: A Preface to Politics, ch. 9 (1914).
N: A Preface to Politics, ch. 1 (1914).
K: Progressive Farmer, 2/1/1993
   


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