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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
You cannot endow even the best machine with initiative; the jolliest steamroller will not plant flowers.

R
You don't have to preach honesty to men with creative purpose. Let a human being throw the engines of his soul into making something, and the instinct of workmanship will take care of his honesty.
A
You don't have to preach honesty to men with creative purpose. Let a human being throw the energies of his soul into the making of something, and the instinct of workmanship will take care of his honesty.
N
You must not complicate your government beyond the capacity of its electorate to understand it.
K
What we call a democratic society might be defined for certain purposes as one in which the majority is always prepared to put down a revolutionary minority.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: A Preface to Politics, 1914
R: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
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N: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
K: "Why Should the Majority Rule?," Harper's (New York, 1926; repr. in The Essential Lippman, pt. 1, sct. 1, 1982).
   


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