Edward R. Murrow
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.
Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences. No one can eliminate prejudices - just recognize them.
We will not walk in fear, one of another. We will not be driven into an age of unreason if we dig deep into our history and remember we are not descended from fearful men.
To be persuasive, we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible; to be credible, we must be truthful.
We cannot defend liberty abroad by deserting it at home.
We cannot make good news out of bad practice.
Anyone who isn't confused really doesn't understand the situation.
Most truths are so naked that people feel sorry for them and cover them up, at least a little bit.
No one can terrorize a whole nation, unless we are all his accomplices.
The obscure we see eventually. The completely obvious, it seems, takes longer.
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.
We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. When the loyal opposition dies, I think the soul of America dies with it.
We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.
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.