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The really tough thing would have been to decide to
by Ben Bradlee

The really tough thing would have been to decide to
take Woodward and Bernstein off the story.
They were carrying the coal for us -
in that their stories were right.
- Ben Bradlee

I must be out of it, but I don't know any good journalists
who have excused Clinton's problems.
- Ben Bradlee

You never monkey with the truth.
- Ben Bradlee

The champagne was flowing like the Potomac in flood.
- Ben Bradlee

 

I give Cronkite a whole lot of credit.
- Ben Bradlee

Maybe some of today's papers have too many 'feel-good' features,
but there is a lot of good news out there.
- Ben Bradlee

We made only one real mistake.
And even then we were right.
- Ben Bradlee

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I think he had a strange, passionate devotion to the
truth and a horror at what he saw going on.
- Ben Bradlee

We were right about the slush fund.
But Sloan did not testify about it to the Grand Jury.
- Ben Bradlee

They certainly did.
They tried to make her look like a "nut case" and they
succeeded to some extent.
- Ben Bradlee

I never believed that Nixon could fully resurrect himself.
And the proof of that was in the obits.
- Ben Bradlee

Sure, some journalists use anonymous sources just because
they're lazy and I think editors ought to insist on
more precise identification even if they remain anonymous.
- Ben Bradlee

There have been as many investigative reporters on
this newspaper working on Clinton's many problems as
I can remember there were working on Watergate.
- Ben Bradlee

If an investigative reporter finds out that someone
has been robbing the store,
that may be "gotcha" journalism, but it's also good journalism.
- Ben Bradlee

It took us about a day and a half to find out what had gone wrong.
- Ben Bradlee

The Nixon administration really put a lot of pressure
on CBS not to run the second broadcast.
- Ben Bradlee

They cut about seven minutes from that broadcast,
but it was still vital to the story's momentum.
- Ben Bradlee

The biggest difference between Kennedy and Nixon,
as far as the press is concerned, is simply this:
Jack Kennedy really liked newspaper people and he really
enjoyed sparring with journalists.
- Ben Bradlee

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves
to recognize how good things really are.
- Marianne Williamson

Life is really simple,
but we insist on making it complicated.
- Confucius

Sometimes the things you really want
sneak in the back door.
Notice.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The human race has one really effective weapon,
and that is laughter.
- Mark Twain

Love me when I least deserve it,
because that's when I really need it.
- Swedish Proverb

You never really understand a person
until you consider things from his point of view.
- Harper Lee

I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything,
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true
were really true, there would be little hope of advance.
- Orville Wright

Every really new idea looks crazy at first.
- Alfred North Whitehead

The minority is always stronger than the majority,
because the minority is generally formed by those
who really have an opinion.
- Soren Kierkegaard

We can never get enough of what we don't really need.
- Matthew Kelly

The only questions that really matter are the ones you ask yourself.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had
because they didn't have the talent
or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?
- Nelson Mandela

One thing I know: the only ones among you
who will be really happy are those
who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

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

It is what a man thinks of himself
that really determines his fate.
- Henry David Thoreau

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know:
the only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

What you seem to be, be really.
- Benjamin Franklin

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
- e. e. cummings

We really have to understand the person we want to love.
If our love is only a will to possess, it is not love.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

Forgiveness is really a gift to yourself -
have the compassion to forgive others,
and the courage to forgive yourself.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

Take time to contemplate -
away from the opinions and influence of others -
what you really want
and what you believe to be important in your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation,
because your character is what you really are,
while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
- John Wooden

In spite of everything, I still believe
that people are really good at heart.
I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation
consisting of confusion, misery and death.
- Anne Frank

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience
in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Ordinary people seem not to realize
that those who really apply themselves
in the right way to philosophy
are directly and of their own accord
preparing themselves for dying and death.
- Socrates

The journey between what you once were
and who you are now becoming
is where the dance of Life really takes place.
- Barbara De Angelis

Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

I think that somehow, we learn who we really are
and then live with that decision.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

If we don't change, we don't grow.
If we don't grow, we aren't really living.
- Gail Sheehy

One of the secrets of life is that
all that is really worth the doing
is what we do for others.
- Lewis Carroll

We're constantly striving for success, fame and comfort
when all we really need to be happy
is someone or some thing to be enthusiastic about.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

How different our lives are when we
really know what is deeply important to us,
and keeping that picture in mind,
we manage ourselves each day
to be and to do what really matters most
- Stephen Covey

Love bravely, live bravely, be courageous,
there's really nothing to lose.
- Jewel

The really great secret - Happiness is free.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal
of plain living and high thinking
the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants.
Man's happiness really lies in contentment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The thing always happens that you really believe in;
and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it
as he who helps to perpetrate it.
He who accepts evil without protesting against it
is really cooperating with it.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I hear many people talk about their longing for a balanced life.
What I think they are really expressing
is a desire for a life with less pressure.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

To have a friendship with God,
all I really have to do is have
a friendship with my Self.
- Neale Donald Walsch

We all have a social mask, right?
We put it on, we go out, put our
best foot forward, our best image.
But behind that social mask is a personal truth,
what we really, really believe
about who we are and what we're capable of.
- Phil McGraw

A man who doesn't trust himself
can never really trust anyone else.
- Cardinal De Retz

Love bravely, live bravely, be courageous;
there's really nothing to lose.
There's no wrong you can't make right again,
so be kinder to yourself;
have fun, take chances. There are no bounds.
- Jewel

If we like what we do, if we always do our best,
then we are really enjoying life.
We are having fun, we don't get bored,
we don't have frustrations.
- don Miguel Ruiz

NO ONE is really different;
each of us is actually a member of the human race.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant.
You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard
or just think it's going to get on by itself.
You've got to keep watering it.
You've got to really look after it and nurture it.
- John Lennon

We never see Life as it really is.
All we can ever see is the reflection of Life -
distorted by our unique perceptions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Ever had a bad hair day -
a day when everything seemed to be going wrong?
Perhaps today is a day to soothe your ruffled feathers,
take a deep breath, and reaffirm that
the weight of the world is really not on your shoulders,
unless you choose to assume that burden.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals,
because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out.
Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

If something is important to you,
attend to it immediately, and regularly.
If something is not really important to you,
that's great also -
just scratch it off your to-do list forever,
and never worry about it again.
Choose how you invest your time, and honor your choices.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can never really live anyone else's life,
not even your child's.
The influence you exert is through your own life,
and what you've become yourself.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.
Small people always do that,
but the really great make you feel that
you, too, can become great.
- Mark Twain


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