Quotation Explorer - 'Walter Lippmann'

When it comes to politics, "the facts far exceed our curiosity.""...A few executives here and there read them. The rest of us ignore them for the good and sufficient reason that we have other things to do.... - Walter Lippmann
The justification of majority rule in politics is not to be found in its ethical superiority. - Walter Lippmann
Men can know more than their ancestors did if they start with a knowledge of what their ancestors had already learned....That is why a society can be progressive only if it conserves its traditions. - Walter Lippmann
When men are brought face to face with their opponents, forced to listen and learn and mend their ideas, they cease to be children and savages and begin to live like civilized men. Then only is freedom a reality, when men may voice their opinions because they must examine their opinions. - Walter Lippmann
A useful definition of liberty is obtained only by seeking the principle of liberty in the main business of human life, that is to say, in the process by which men educate their responses and learn to control their environment. - Walter Lippmann
There is no arguing with the pretenders to a divine knowledge and to a divine mission. They are possessed with the sin of pride. They have yielded to the perennial temptation. - Walter Lippmann
It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf. - Walter Lippmann
Where all think alike, no one thinks very much. - Walter Lippmann
The world is a better place to live in because it contains human beings who will give up ease and security and stake their own lives in order to do what they themselves think worth doing. - Walter Lippmann
Where all men think alike, no one thinks very much. - Walter Lippmann
What a myth never contains is the critical power to separate its truth from its errors. - Walter Lippmann
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