Edward R. Murrow
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Edward R. Murrow
Fame is morally neutral.
The politician in my country seeks votes, affection and respect, in that order. With few notable exceptions, they are simply men who want to be…
A satellite has no conscience.
A reporter is always concerned with tomorrow. There’s nothing tangible of yesterday. All I can say I’ve done is agitate the air ten or fifteen…
People say conversation is a lost art; how often I have wished it were.
Just once in a while let us exalt the importance of ideas and information.
We cannot make good news out of bad practice.
The newest computer can merely compound, at speed, the oldest problem in the relations between human beings, and in the end the communicator will be…
Difficulty is the excuse history never accepts.
The obscure we see eventually. The completely obvious, it seems, takes longer.
Our major obligation is not to mistake slogans for solutions.
Most truths are so naked that people feel sorry for them and cover them up, at least a little bit.
We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. When the loyal opposition dies, I think the soul of America dies with it.
Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences. No one can eliminate prejudices – just recognize them.
No one can terrorize a whole nation, unless we are all his accomplices.
We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.
Just because your voice reaches halfway around the world doesn’t mean you are wiser than when it reached only to the end of the bar.
If we were to do the Second Coming of Christ in color for a full hour, there would be a considerable number of stations which…
The speed of communications is wondrous to behold. It is also true that speed can multiply the distribution of information that we know to be…
To be persuasive we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible; credible we must be truthful.
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