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We cannot make good news out of bad practice. ...
by Edward R. Murrow

We cannot make good news out of bad practice.
- Edward R. Murrow

Related topics: Government Political Business Journalism

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fame is morally neutral.
- 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

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

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

A satellite has no conscience.
- 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 must not confuse dissent with disloyalty.
When the loyal opposition dies,
I think the soul of America dies with it.
- 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

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

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

If you want to make peace with your enemy,
you have to work with your enemy.
Then he becomes your partner.
- Nelson Mandela

If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
celebrate your differences -
make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same -
it's about being sweet with each other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Curiosity takes courage.
The most important promises are the ones you make to yourself.
Pay Attention.
Appreciate. Listen. Imagine.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

Am I not destroying my enemies
when I make friends of them?
- Abraham Lincoln

The trick is in what one emphasizes.
We either make ourselves miserable,
or we make ourselves happy.
The amount of work is the same.
- Carlos Castaneda

Make your work to be in keeping with your purpose.
- Leonardo da Vinci

To be yourself in a world that
is constantly trying to make you something else
is the greatest accomplishment.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We act as though comfort and luxury
were the chief requirements of life,
when all that we need to make us really happy
is something to be enthusiastic about.
- Charles Kingsley

If humanity does not opt for integrity we are through completely.
It is absolutely touch and go.
Each one of us could make the difference.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it.
- Henry David Thoreau

Whenever you're in conflict with someone,
there is one factor that can make the difference
between damaging your relationship and deepening it.
That factor is attitude.
- William James

When you make a world tolerable for yourself,
you make a world tolerable for others.
- Anais Nin

Simply put, you believe that things
or people make you unhappy,
but this is not accurate.
You make yourself unhappy.
- Wayne Dyer

Personal importance, or taking things personally,
is the maximum expression of selfishness
because we make the assumption that everything is about me.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you
to reach the heights of your capabilities
or make the money that you want
without becoming very good at it.
- Brian Tracy

Make your important choices in life
based on your values and your long-term objectives
rather than on a need for approval.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What we call the beginning is often the end.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
The end is where we start from.
- T. S. Eliot

Exercise free-will.
CHOOSE each and every action you make,
every thought you think,
and every emotion you feel.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I must dedicate my life to teaching my people,
for only education would make their lot less bitter,
their latent power more strong.
- Jimmy Yen

Intent is what can make a man succeed
when his thoughts tell him that he is defeated.
- Carlos Castaneda

One's philosophy is not best expressed in words;
it is expressed in the choices one makes...
and the choices we make
are ultimately our responsibility.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Believe you can - and then make it happen.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece.
I challenge you to join the ranks of those people
who live what they teach, who walk their talk.
- Tony Robbins

We will either find a way or make one.
- Hannibal

We should take care not to make the intellect our god;
it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.
- Albert Einstein

Whoever is happy will make others happy too.
- Anne Frank

Two little words that can make the difference: START NOW.
- Mary C. Crowley

You're standing on the threshold of success.
Don't look down, it'll make you dizzy.
- the character Timothy Q. Mouse in the Walt Disney movie Dumbo

We first make our habits, then our habits make us.
- John Dryden

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex...
It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage
to move in the opposite direction.
- Albert Einstein

I cannot teach anybody anything.
I can only make them think.
- Socrates

It takes 20 years to make an overnight success.
- Eddie Cantor

You need to make a commitment,
and once you make it,
then life will give you some answers.
- Les Brown

Circumstances make man, not man circumstances.
- Mark Twain

In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves.
The process never ends until we die.
And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

If a man can... make a better mousetrap,
the world will make a beaten path to his door.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If thou wilt make a man happy,
add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.
- Epicurus

Make Today count. Today - each Today -
is the most important day of your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People are just as happy
as they make up their minds to be.
- Abraham Lincoln

It's your life - live your own goals,
your own values, your own life.
Be of service to others,
but make your own decisions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Success seems to be connected with action.
Successful people keep moving.
They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
- Conrad Hilton


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