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We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home. ...
by Edward R. Murrow

We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.
- Edward R. Murrow

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Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow PHOTO

To be persuasive, we must be believable;
to be believable, we must be credible;
to be credible, we must be truthful.
- Edward R. Murrow

The obscure we see eventually.
The completely obvious,
it seems, takes longer.
- Edward R. Murrow

 

We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason
if we dig deep in our history and remember
that we are not descended from fearful men,
not from men who feared to write, to speak,
to associate and to defend causes
which were for the moment unpopular.
- 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

People say conversation is a lost art;
how often I have wished it were.
- Edward R. Murrow

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Just once in a while, let us exalt
the importance of ideas and information.
- Edward R. Murrow

Anyone who isn't confused,
really doesn't understand the situation.
- Edward R. Murrow

Good night, and good luck.
- Edward R. Murrow

Fame is morally neutral.
- Edward R. Murrow

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 minutes
and then boom - it's gone.
- 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

Difficulty is the excuse history never accepts.
- 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

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 loved.
- Edward R. Murrow

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 would decline to carry it on the grounds
that a Western or a quiz show would be more profitable.
- Edward R. Murrow

We cannot make good news out of bad practice.
- 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

Our major obligation is not to mistake slogans for solutions.
- Edward R. Murrow

A satellite has no conscience.
- Edward R. Murrow

No one can terrorize a whole nation,
unless we are all his accomplices.
- 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

We will not walk in fear, one of another.
We are not descended from fearful men,
Not from men who feared to write, to speak,
To associate and to defend causes
which were for the moment unpopular.
This is no time... to keep silent.
- Edward R. Murrow

How far you can go without destroying from within
what you are trying to defend from without?
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

I think the environment should be put in the category
of our national security.
Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad.
Otherwise what is there to defend?
- Robert Redford

You have to defend your honor.
And your family.
- Suzanne Vega

Men have always need of god!
A god to defend them against other men.
- Francis Picabia

The problem in defense is
how far you can go without destroying from within
what you are trying to defend from without.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Happy are those who dare courageously to defend what they love.
- Ovid

We need to make it clear that we will withdraw from
Iraq within 6 to 9 months -
so that the Iraqis will know that they must stand up
and defend the opportunity given to them.
- John Olver

The men and women of today's VA are dedicated to caring
for today's veterans and stand ready to provide for
our servicemembers who now defend our freedoms and our way of life.
- Steve Buyer

We passed important laws to give the authorities responsible
for investigation wide powers to defend us.
- George Pataki

Freedom is the sure possession of those alone who have
the courage to defend it.
- Pericles

Hence that general is skilful in attack whose opponent
does not know what to defend;
and he is skilful in defense whose opponent does not know what to attack.
- Sun Tzu

The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil constitution,
are worth defending against all hazards:
And it is our duty to defend them against all attacks.
- Samuel Adams

There'll come a writing phase where you have to defend the time,
unplug the phone and put in the hours to get it done.
- James Taylor

Of course great politicians are always liable to be wrong about something,
and the more people tell them they are wrong,
the more stubbornly they defend their error.
- Ferdinand Mount

If any foreign minister begins to defend to the death a "peace conference,"
you can be sure his government has already placed its
orders for new battleships and airplanes.
- Joseph Stalin

I also love Disney, and will defend doing so,
because there's so much in those films and I don't
care if it's stereotyped.
- Tanith Lee

I did not have a reputation to defend.
- Roman Polanski

Our policy is very simple.
The Jewish state was set up to defend Jewish lives,
and we always reserve the right to defend ourselves.
- Benjamin Netanyahu

Well, on the one hand the Turks have the legitimate
need to defend their national dignity -
and this includes being recognized as a part of the west and Europe.
- Orhan Pamuk

I defend peoples' right to do that in a lawful manner,
but I have not undertaken that practice myself.
- Rick Boucher

To kill a man is not to defend a doctrine,
but to kill a man.
- Michael Servetus

It is time in the West to defend not so much human
rights as human obligations.
- Alexander Solzehnitsyn

I defend the right of almost everything to be published...
because I think that you're better off in trusting
the marketplace than allowing other people to make that decision.
- Christie Hefner

We need to have a strong economy that can create employment
opportunities and that can also produce the revenue
that we need to defend our country at home and abroad.
- Robert Menendez

You will be pleased to know I stand obediently for the national anthem,
though of course I would defend your right to remain
seated should you so decide.
- Ira Glasser

There is no nonsense so gross that society will not,
at some time, make a doctrine of it and defend it with
every weapon of communal stupidity.
- Robertson Davies

Anyone can support a team that is winning -
it takes no courage.
But to stand behind a team to defend a team when it
is down and really needs you,
that takes a lot of courage.
- Bart Starr

Americans want our leaders to defend our values,
our culture, our legacy of liberty and our way of life,
not apologize.
- Christine O'Donnell

The anguish in London is a vivid reminder of why we
cannot relent in taking the steps necessary to defend
our homeland from the present terrorist threat.
- Mike Pence

That's why we're doing this, to defend our traditions a little.
I don't have anything against it (Halloween),
but it's not our tradition.
- Fernando Flores

I see with greater and greater clearness that consistent
Christianity is the easiest Christianity to defend.
- John Gresham Machen

Let us form one body, one heart, and defend to the
last warrior our country,
our homes, our liberty, and the graves of our fathers.
- Tecumseh

I can't believe the pro-choicers attitude toward unborn
children-to me it's the ultimate liberal cause,
to defend those without a voice.
- Michael Aston

To his doctrines I owe my great and glorious ambition
for the sex to which I proudly belong and whose independence
I shall defend until my dying day.
- Rosa Bonheur

We have to make sure that we are a force for peace
and stability in the world,
and that we're prepared to defend freedom and the security of the American people.
- Thad Cochran

The difficult part in an argument is not to defend
one's opinion but rather to know it.
- Andre Maurois

I'm not gonna try to defend, or undo what's been done.
All I could say about whatever's been done,
it's been done, and it's water under the bridge.
I have no regrets of my life.
- Ike Turner

That is why I fought against abortion and that is why
if I were still in the Senate I would be doing everything
I could to defend the sanctity of marriage.
- Jesse Helms

I don't run democracy.
I train troops to defend democracy and I happen to
be their surrogate father and mother as well as their commanding general.
- Alfred M. Gray

Neither soldiers nor money can defend a king but only
friends won by good deeds,
merit, and honesty.
- Sallust

I have been defending Israel's right to exist,
and to defend itself against terrorism,
for many years-on college campuses, in television appearances and in debate.
- Alan Dershowitz

What's troubling is that the Republicans to defend
Mr. DeLay are weakening the ethics process.
- Barney Frank

The poor dog, in life the firmest friend.
The first to welcome, foremost to defend.
- Lord Byron

With options thus foreclosed, in order to protect and
defend the nation and clear the obstacles that stood in its path,
a decisive appeal to arms was made.
- Hideki Tojo

Democracy must learn to defend itself.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

People just don't laugh when their family is violated,
and you don't shrug it off.
You band together and you defend together.
It's a funny, primitive instinct.
- Phillip Noyce

I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to
the death your right to say it.
- Evelyn Beatrice Hall


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