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Quote Left He mobilized the English language and sent it into battle to steady his fellow countrymen and hearten those Europeans upon whom the long dark night of tyranny had descended. Quote Right
Quote Left When the politicians complain that TV turns the proceedings into a circus, it should be made clear that the circus was already there, and that TV has merely demonstrated that not all the performers are well trained. Quote Right
Quote Left We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason if we ... 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. Quote Right
Quote Left If none of us ever read a book that was 'dangerous,' had a friend who was 'different' or joined an organization that advocated 'change,' we would all be just the kind of people Joe McCarthy wants. Whose fault is that Not really McCarthy's. He didn't create this situation of fear. He merely exploited it, and rather successfully. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left The politician is ... trained in the art of inexactitude. His words tend to be blunt or rounded, because if they have a cutting edge they may later return to wound him. Quote Right
Quote Left A great many people think they are thinking when they are really rearranging their prejudices. Quote Right
Quote Left Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences. No one can eliminate prejudices - just recognize them. Quote Right
Quote Left To be persuasive, we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible; to be credible, we must be truthful. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left No one can terrorize a whole nation, unless we are all his accomplices. Quote Right
Quote Left After last night's debate, the reputation of Messieurs Lincoln and Douglas is secure. Quote Right
Quote Left Anyone who isn't confused really doesn't understand the situation. Quote Right
Quote Left Most truths are so naked that people feel sorry for them and cover them up, at least a little bit Quote Right
Quote Left I have always been on the side of the heretics, against those who burned them, because the heretics so often turned out to be right....Dead, but right. Quote Right
Quote Left The obscure we see eventually, the completely apparent takes longer. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left Difficulty is the excuse history never accepts. Quote Right
Quote Left Anyone who isn't confused doesn't really understand the situation. Quote Right

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