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Walter Lippmann Quotes
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The self-evident truth which makes men invincible is that inalienably they are inviolable persons.
Even God has been defended with nonsense.
The principles of the good society call for a concern with an order of being-which cannot be proved existentially to the sense organs-where it matters supremely that the human person is inviolable, that reason shall regulate the will, that truth shall prevail over error.
You and I are forever at the mercy of the census-taker and the census-maker. That impertinent fellow who goes from house to house is one of the real masters of the statistical situation. The other is the man who organizes the results.
Success makes men rigid and they tend to exalt stability over all the other virtues; tired of the effort of willing they become fanatics about conservatism.
You cannot endow even the best machine with initiative; the jolliest steam-roller will not plant flowers.
It is so much easier to talk of poverty than to think of the poor, to argue the rights of capital than to see its results. Pretty soon we come to think of the theories and abstract ideas as things in themselves.
We say that the truth will make us free. Yes, but that truth is a thousand truths which grow and change.
A man cannot sleep in his cradle: whatever is useful must in the nature of life become useless.
Happiness cannot be the reward of virtue; it must be the intelligible consequence of it.
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