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Ted Koppel Quotes and Sayings

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History is a tool used by politicians to justify their intentions.
- Ted Koppel

Related topics: History

There is no more respected or influential forum in
the field of journalism than the New York Times.
I look forward, with great anticipation,
to contributing to its op-ed page.
- Ted Koppel

Emotions get in the way but they don't pay me to start
crying at the loss of 269 lives.
They pay me to put some perspective on the situation.
- Ted Koppel

The responsibility that I feel is to do as good a job
as a journalist as I can possibly do.
- Ted Koppel

 

Our society finds truth too strong a medicine to digest undiluted.
In its purest form, truth is not a polite tap on the shoulder.
It is a howling reproach.
- Ted Koppel

There is something very very special,
universal and easily identifiable among all Jews;
it is beyond territory,
it is something we all have in common.
- Ted Koppel

In the days of Caesar, kings had fools and jesters.
Now network presidents have anchormen.
- Ted Koppel

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More than four thousand programs produced and consumed.
Some of them were pretty good, a great many of them were forgettable;
but a handful may even be worth a book.
- Ted Koppel

I have been an unabashed fan of NPR for many years,
and have stolen untold excellent ideas from its programming.
- Ted Koppel

I have the necessary lack of tact.
- Ted Koppel

My level of cynicism about the reasons that took us
to war against Iraq remain just as well-developed as they were before I went.
- Ted Koppel

I think we're glazing eyes all across America.
- Ted Koppel

My function is, as objectively and accurately as I can,
to present reality to people out there,
and doing that as quickly as we do is quite difficult enough,
thank you.
- Ted Koppel

People shouldn't expect the mass media to do investigative stories.
That job belongs to the 'fringe' media.
- Ted Koppel

To call something an 'enhanced interrogation technique'
doesn't alter the fact that we thought it was torture
when the Japanese used it on American prisoners,
we thought it was torture when the North Koreans used it,
we thought it was torture when the Soviets used it.
You know, it's almost the moral equivalent of saying
that rape is an enhanced seduction technique.
- Ted Koppel

Live out of your imagination, not your history.
- Stephen Covey

Well-behaved women seldom make history.
- Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Yesterday is history,
tomorrow is a mystery.
Today is a gift.
That is why it is called Present.
- Anonymous

Who has fully realized that history
is not contained in thick books
but lives in our very blood?
- Carl Jung

A small body of determined spirits
fired by an unquenchable faith
in their mission
can alter the course of history.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

People that are really very weird can get into sensitive
positions and have a tremendous impact on history.
- Dan Quayle

For the very first time the young are
seeing history being made
before it is censored by their elders.
- Margaret Mead

Pick up a stone that feels good to you
and is small enough to hold in one hand.
Consider how long that stone has been around
and what enormous pressure it has experienced.
Draw strength from its long history.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

History never looks like history when you are living through it.
- John W. Gardner

It takes an endless amount of history to make even a little tradition.
- Henry James

History is a gallery of pictures in which there are
few originals and many copies.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes,
follies, and misfortunes of mankind.
- Edward Gibbon

Never doubt that you can change history.
You already have.
- Marge Piercy

You have to look at history as an evolution of society.
- Jean Chretien

That great dust-heap called 'history'.
- Augustine Birrell

The past actually happened but history is only what someone wrote down.
- A. Whitney Brown

History is a cyclic poem written by time upon the memories of man.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

Everything we say, do, think, and feel
is a product of our personal history
and the collective history of humankind.
Our name for these histories is "prejudice."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them.
- James A. Baldwin

History is a vast early warning system.
- Norman Cousins

History is an account, mostly false,
of events,
mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers,
mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools.
- Ambrose Bierce

Human history becomes more and more a race between
education and catastrophe.
- H. G. Wells

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

In the long history of humankind (and animal-kind, too)
those who learned to collaborate and
improvise most effectively have prevailed.
- Charles Darwin

History is a vision of God's creation on the move.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

History is the sum total of things that could have been avoided.
- Konrad Adenauer

History is a pack of lies about events that never happened
told by people who weren't there.
- George Santayana

France is delighted at this new opportunity to show
the world that when one has the will one can succeed
in joining peoples who have been brought close by history.
- Francois Mitterrand

It's a very good historical book about history.
- Dan Quayle

The importance of history is in it's
educational value for our lives today,
not in regret, resentment, or revenge.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everything we believe is a matter of evolution and history.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Naturally, every age thinks that all ages before it were prejudiced,
and today we think this more than ever, and are just as wrong
as all previous ages that thought so.
How often have we not seen the truth condemned!
It is sad but unfortunately true that man learns nothing from history.
- Carl Jung

It is the soothing thing about history that it does repeat itself.
- Gertrude Stein

History is more or less bunk.
- Henry Ford

I wouldn't attach too much importance to these student riots.
I remember when I was a student at the Sorbonne in Paris,
I used to go out and riot occasionally.
- John Foster Dulles

Whether in chains or in laurels, liberty knows nothing but victories.
- Douglas MacArthur

History is written by the victors.
- Winston Churchill

Something as curious as the monarchy won't survive
unless you take account of people's attitudes.
After all, if people don't want it, they won't have it.
- Prince Charles

The construction of Europe is an art.
It is the art of the possible.
- Jacques Chirac

We learned the value of research in World War II.
- Amar Bose

Beware of endeavoring to become a great man in a hurry.
One such attempt in ten thousand may succeed.
These are fearful odds.
- Benjamin Disraeli

I can see clearly now...
that I was wrong in not acting more decisively and
more forthrightly in dealing with Watergate.
- Richard M. Nixon

Being president is like being a jackass in a hailstorm.
There's nothing to do but to stand there and take it.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

Keeping books on social aid is capitalistic nonsense.
I just use the money for the poor.
I can't stop to count it.
- Evita Peron

They were afraid, never having learned what I taught myself:
Defeat the fear of death and welcome the death of fear.
- G. Gordon Liddy

A world without nuclear weapons would be less stable
and more dangerous for all of us.
- Margaret Thatcher

The real 1960s began on the afternoon of November 22,
1963.
It came to seem that Kennedy's murder opened some malign
trap door in American culture,
and the wild bats flapped out.
- Lance Morrow

The very ink with which all history
is written is merely fluid prejudice.
- Mark Twain

We used to root for the Indians against the cavalry,
because we didn't think it was fair in the history
books that when the cavalry won it was a great victory,
and when the Indians won it was a massacre.
- Dick Gregory

A pint of sweat, saves a gallon of blood.
- George S. Patton

We peruse one ideal, that of bringing people together in peace,
irrespective of race, religion and political convictions,
for the benefit of mankind.
- Juan Antonio Samaranch

Hubert Humphrey talks so fast that listening to him
is like trying to read Playboy magazine with your wife turning the pages.
- Barry Goldwater

Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

September 11th was a moment when America had the sympathy of the world.
- Tom Ford

When the rich think about the poor, they have poor ideas.
- Evita Peron

I have noticed that nothing I never said ever did me any harm.
- Calvin Coolidge


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