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The politician in my country seeks votes,
by 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

Related topics: Government Political

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 cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.
- 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

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

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

Fame is morally neutral.
- Edward R. Murrow

Difficulty is the excuse history never accepts.
- 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

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

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

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

We cannot make good news out of bad practice.
- 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

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

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

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

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

One of the reasons people hate politics is that truth
is rarely a politician's objective.
Election and power are.
- Cal Thomas

A woman must combine the role of mother,
wife and politician.
- Emma Bonino

In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant.
- Charles de Gaulle

Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city,
it might be better to change the locks.
- Doug Larson

I should prefer to have a politician who regularly
went to a massage parlour than one who promised a laptop
computer for every teacher.
- A. N. Wilson

I'm afraid I talk a lot, too much, perhaps.
I should have been a lawyer or a college professor or a windy politician,
though I'm glad I am not any of these.
- Tom Glazer

A good politician is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar.
- H. L. Mencken

The best way to lose weight is to close your mouth -
something very difficult for a politician.
Or watch your food - just watch it, don't eat it.
- Edward Koch

Every politician should have been born an orphan and remain a bachelor.
- Lady Bird Johnson

I come here not as a polished politician but as a woman
who has had her fair share of life's knocks.
- Pauline Hanson

The best time to listen to a politician is when he's
on a stump on a street corner in the rain late at night when he's exhausted.
Then he doesn't lie.
- Theodore White

A politician is a man who will double cross that bridge when he comes to it.
- Oscar Levant

Several things about Reagan are unusual in a public man.
He was not a typical politician at all,
but a private man in public life.
- Lyn Nofziger

The politician is an acrobat.
He keeps his balance by saying the opposite of what he does.
- Maurice Barres

I'm not a politician.
I'm not a lawyer.
I'm just a country boy.
- Max Burns

To be fair, lying is part and parcel of public life.
Every politician has lied about something because they
are owned by the special interest groups that finance their elections.
- Peter Schuyler

I'm not a politician.
I only want to help relieve the suffering in communities,
and I want to help people see their community in each other.
- Russell Simmons

I remain just one thing, and one thing only,
and that is a clown.
It places me on a far higher plane than any politician.
- Charlie Chaplin

A politician is a statesman who approaches every question with an open mouth.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

One has to be a lowbrow, a bit of a murderer,
to be a politician, ready and willing to see people sacrificed,
slaughtered, for the sake of an idea,
whether a good one or a bad one.
- Henry Miller

There exists no politician in India daring enough to
attempt to explain to the masses that cows can be eaten.
- Indira Gandhi

I'm not a politician and don't want any part of politics.
- Calvin Klein

At home, you always have to be a politician;
when you're abroad,
you almost feel yourself a statesman.
- Harold MacMillan

I'm not a career politician.
I spent 30 years in business.
I can tell you that people in California have had it with career politicians:
they are done.
- Meg Whitman

The politician being interviewed clearly takes a great
deal of trouble to imagine an ending to his sentence:
and if he stopped short? His entire policy would be jeopardized!
- Roland Barthes

In Mexico an air conditioner is called a politician
because it makes a lot of noise but doesn't work very well.
- Len Deighton

Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social
tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more
courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
- B. R. Ambedkar

Characteristics of a popular politician:
a horrible voice,
bad breeding, and a vulgar manner.
- Aristophanes

My mother was a politician in my formative years.
- Antonia Fraser

The first black president will be a politician who is black.
- Doug Wilder

A politician's words reveal less about what he thinks
about his subject than what he thinks about his audience.
- George Will

I'm not a minister, I'm not a philosopher,
I'm not a politician, I'm in another category.
- Sun Ra

My choice early in life was either to be a piano-player
in a whorehouse or a politician.
And to tell the truth, there's hardly any difference.
- Harry S. Truman

A politician is a man who understands government.
A statesman is a politician who's been dead for 15 years.
- Harry S. Truman

My coach was a great politician, so he did most of the work.
He was good.
- Dorothy Hamill

Every person seems to acknowledge his greatness.
He blends together the profound politician with the scholar.
- William Pierce

Sometimes it's a little bit like being a politician.
We have work to do in understanding our users' sentiments.
- Meg Whitman

A politician is the devil's quilted anvil;
He fashions all sins on him,
and the blows are never heard.
- John Webster

The fastest way for a politician to become an elder
statesman is to lose an election.
- Earl Wilson

The most successful politician is he who says what
the people are thinking most often in the loudest voice.
- Theodore Roosevelt

A politician never forgets the precarious nature of elective life.
We have never established a practice of tenure in public office.
- Hubert H. Humphrey

The function of the politician, therefore,
is one of continuous watchfulness and activity,
and he must have intimate knowledge of details if he
would work out grand results.
- John George Nicolay

What should I have known or written had I been a quiet,
mercantile politician or a lord in waiting? A man must travel,
and turmoil, or there is no existence.
- George Byron

The relationship between press and politician -
protected by the Constitution and designed to be happily adversarial -
becomes sour,
raw and confrontational.
- Roger Mudd

I'm not just a politician, I'm a guy who has a real deep,
substantive, commitment to education.
- Roy Romer

I think it has sullied his presidency.
As brilliant a politician as Bill Clinton is,
as magnetic a personality as he can be,
there is one little screw loose somewhere.
- Morley Safer

I am not a politician, and my other habits air good.
- Charles Farrar Browne


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