Inspirational Quotes

“Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost.” –Thomas Jefferson

“There can be no higher law in journalism than to tell the truth and to shame the devil.” –Walter Lippman

“The liberty of the press is a blessing when we are inclined to write against others, and a calamity when we find ourselves overborne by the multitude of our assailants.” –Samuel Johnson

” A free press can be good or bad, but, most certainly, without freedom, a press will never be anything but bad.” –Albert Camus

“News is something someone wants suppressed. Everything else is just advertising.”–Lord Northcliff

“Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I would not hesitate to prefer the latter.”–Thomas Jefferson

“Journalism is merely history’s first draft.” –Geoffrey C. Ward

“Journalism without a moral position is impossible. Every journalist is a moralist. It’s absolutely unavoidable. A journalist is someone who looks at the world and the way it works, someone who takes a close look at things every day and reports what she sees, someone who represents the world, the event, for others. She cannot do her work without judging what she sees.” –Marguerite Duras

“Journalism is to politician as dog is to lamp-post.” –H.L. Mencken

“I still believe that if your aim is to change the world, journalism is a more immediate short-term weapon.”–Tom Stoppard

“I got into journalism, not to be a journalist, but to try to change American foreign policy. I’m a corny person. I was a dreamer predating my journalistic life, so I got into journalism as a means to try to change the world.”–Samantha Power

“I became a journalist to come as close as possible to the heart of the world.”–Henry Luce

“The future does not fit in the containers of the past.”–Rishad Tobaccowala

“Journalism is literature in a hurry.”–Matthew Arnold

“It is not enough for journalists to see themselves as mere messengers without understanding the hidden agendas of the message and the myths that surround it.”–John Pilger

“I don’t think a tough question is disrespectful.”–Helen Thomas

“In America, the President reigns for four years, and journalism governs forever and ever.”–Oscar Wilde

“I got addicted. News, particularly daily news, is more addictive than crack cocaine, more addictive than heroin, more addictive than cigarettes.”–Dan Rather

“We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. When the loyal opposition dies, I think the soul of America dies with it.”–Edward R. Murrow

“In seeking truth, you have to get both sides of a story.”–Walter Cronkite

“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.”–Dalai Lama

“If you’re going through hell, keep going.”–Winston Churchill

“With each new day comes new strength and new thoughts.”–Eleanor Roosevelt

“I know where I’m going and I know the truth, and I don’t have to be what you want me to be. I’m free to be what I want.”–Muhammad Ali

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”–Mark Twain

“Quality is not an act, it is a habit.”–Aristotle

“There is always room at the top.”–Daniel Webster

“Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.”–Julie Andrews

“Set your goals high, and don’t stop ’til you get there.”–Bo Jackson

“Make no little plans, they have no magic to stir men’s blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work.”–Daniel Burnham

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