Quotation Explorer - 'Edward R. Murrow'

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. - Edward R. Murrow
Most truths are so naked that people feel sorry for them and cover them up, at least a little bit. - Edward R. Murrow
The obscure we see eventually. The completely obvious, it seems, takes longer. - Edward R. Murrow
We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. When the loyal opposition dies, I think the soul of America dies with it. - Edward R. Murrow
It is not necessary to remind you of the fact that your voice, amplified to the degree where it reaches from one end of the country to the other, does not confer upon you greater wisdom than when your voice reached only from one end of the bar to the other. All of these things you know. - Edward R. Murrow
Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences. No one can eliminate prejudices - just recognize them. - Edward R. Murrow
When the politicians complain that TV turns the proceedings into a circus, it should be made clear that the circus was already there, and that TV has merely demonstrated that not all the performers are well trained. - Edward R. Murrow
We cannot defend liberty abroad by deserting it at home. - Edward R. Murrow
We cannot make good news out of bad practice. - Edward R. Murrow
Anyone who isn't confused really doesn't understand the situation. - Edward R. Murrow
No man can terrorize a whole nation unless we are all his accomplices. - Edward R. Murrow
Just because your voice reaches halfway around the world doesn't mean you're any wiser than when it reached only to the end of the bar. - Edward R. Murrow
No one man can terrorize a whole nation unless we are all his accomplices. - Edward R. Murrow
We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home. - Edward R. Murrow
Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences. No one can eliminate prejudices--just recognize them. - Edward R. Murrow
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 confronted with the old problem, of what to say and how to say it. - Edward R. Murrow
He mobilized the English language and sent it into battle to steady his fellow countrymen and hearten those Europeans upon whom the long dark night of tyranny had descended. - Edward R. Murrow
To be persuasive, we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible; to be credible, we must be truthful. - Edward R. Murrow
No one can terrorize a whole nation, unless we are all his accomplices. - Edward R. Murrow
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 untrue. - Edward R. Murrow
The right of dissent, or, if you prefer, the right to be wrong, is surely fundamental to the existence of a democratic society. That’s the right that went first in every nation that stumbled down the trail toward totalitarianism. - Edward R. Murrow
Difficulty is the excuse history never accepts. - Edward R. Murrow
We will not walk in fear, one of another. We will not be driven into an age of unreason if we dig deep into our history and remember we are not descended from fearful men. - Edward R. Murrow
A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves. - Edward R. Murrow
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