Quotes by Walter Lippmann

Walter Lippmann was an American writer, reporter, and political commentator famous for being among the first to introduce the concept of Cold War, coining the term "stereotype" in the modern psychological meaning, and critiquing media and democracy in his newspaper column and several books, most notably his 1922 book Public Opinion. Lippmann was also a notable author for the Council on Foreign Relations, until he had an affair with editor Hamilton Fish Armstrong's wife, which led to a falling out between the two men.

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Quote by Walter Lippmann

It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf.

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The study of error is not only in the highest degree prophylactic, but it serves as a stimulating introduction to the study of truth.

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The radical novelty of modern science lies precisely in the rejection of the belief... that the forces which move the stars and atoms are contingent upon the preferences of the human heart.

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Social movements are at once the symptoms and the instruments of progress. Ignore them and statesmanship is irrelevant; fail to use them and it is weak.

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What we call a democratic society might be defined for certain purposes as one in which the majority is always prepared to put down a revolutionary minority.

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