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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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Ignore what a man desires and you ignore the very source of his power.

R
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.
A
In really hard times the rules of the game are altered. The inchoate mass begins to stir. It becomes potent, and when it strikes, . . . it strikes with incredible emphasis. Those are the rare occasions when a national will emerges. . .
N
It is perfectly true that the government is best which governs least. It is equally true that the government is best which provides most.
K
In government offices which are sensitive to the vehemence and passion of mass sentiment public men have no sure tenure. They are in effect perpetual office seekers, always on trial for their political lives. . .
 
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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: "The New Congress," in New York Herald Tribune (8 Dec. 1931; repr. in The Essential Lippman, pt. 3, sct. 6, 1982).
N: 'A Preface to Politics' [The reference is to John O'Sullivan's maxim, see below.]
K: The Public Philosophy, ch. 2, sct. 4 (1955).
   


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