Quotes by: Walter Lippmann

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Walter Lippmann
Lippmann in 1914
Born (1889-09-23)September 23, 1889
New York City
Died December 14, 1974(1974-12-14) (aged 85)
New York City
Occupation Writer, journalist, political commentator
Nationality American
Education Timothy Dwight School
Alma mater Harvard University A.B. (1910)
Notable works Founding editor, New Republic, Public Opinion
Notable awards Pulitzer Prize, 1958, 1962 Presidential Medal of Freedom
Relatives Jacob and Daisy Baum Lippmann

Unless the reformer can invent something which substitutes attractive virtues for attractive vices, he will fail.
Walter Lippmann
A man has honor if he holds himself to an ideal of conduct though it is inconvenient, unprofitable, or dangerous to do so.
Walter Lippmann
Ideals are an imaginative understanding of that which is desirable in that which is possible.
Walter Lippmann
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.
Walter Lippmann
There is nothing so good for the human soul as the discovery that there are ancient and flourishing civilized societies which have somehow managed to exist for many centuries and are still in being though they have had no help from the traveler in solving their problems.
Walter Lippmann
The first principle of a civilized state is that the power is legitimate only when it is under contract.
Walter Lippmann
When philosophers try to be politicians they generally cease to be philosophers.
Walter Lippmann
When men can no longer be theists, they must, if they are civilized, become humanists.
Walter Lippmann
Men who are orthodox when they are young are in danger of being middle-aged all their lives.
Walter Lippmann
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.
Walter Lippmann
Private property was the original source of freedom. It still is its main ballpark.
Walter Lippmann
The simple opposition between the people and big business has disappeared because the people themselves have become so deeply involved in big business.
Walter Lippmann
The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on.
Walter Lippmann
The great social adventure of America is no longer the conquest of the wilderness but the absorption of fifty different peoples.
Walter Lippmann
It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf.
Walter Lippmann
Most men, after a little freedom, have preferred authority with the consoling assurances and the economy of effort it brings.
Walter Lippmann
Many a time I have wanted to stop talking and find out what I really believed.
Walter Lippmann
It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf.
Walter Lippmann
It is perfectly true that that government is best which governs least. It is equally true that that government is best which provides most.
Walter Lippmann
We are quite rich enough to defend ourselves, whatever the cost. We must now learn that we are quite rich enough to educate ourselves as we need to be educated.
Walter Lippmann
The best servants of the people, like the best valets, must whisper unpleasant truths in the master's ear. It is the court fool, not the foolish courtier, whom the king can least afford to lose.
Walter Lippmann
The genius of a good leader is to leave behind him a situation which common sense, without the grace of genius, can deal with successfully.
Walter Lippmann
The private citizen, beset by partisan appeals for the loan of his Public Opinion, will soon see, perhaps, that these appeals are not a compliment to his intelligence, but an imposition on his good nature and an insult to his sense of evidence.
Walter Lippmann
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