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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."
         
   
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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.

R
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
A
Ages when custom is unsettled are necessarily ages of prophecy. The moralist cannot teach what is revealed; he must reveal what can be taught. He has to seek insight rather than to preach.
N
An alliance is like a chain. It is not made stronger by adding weak links to it. A great power like the United States gains no advantage and it loses prestige by offering, indeed peddling, its alliances to all and sundry.
K
A man who has humility will have acquired in the last reaches of his beliefs the saving doubt of his own certainty.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
R: A Preface to Politics, ch. 6 (1914).
A: A Preface to Morals, ch. 15 (1929).
N: New York Herald Tribune (5 Aug. 1952).
K: The Public Philosophy, ch. 10, sct. 4 (1955).
   


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