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A collection of quotes by Dorothy Thompson on conflict, peace, journalism, life, energy, faith, love, justice, peace, strength, sympathy, fear, truth and will.

15 Notable Quotes By Dorothy Thompson That Will Take Away Your Fears

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Journalist, Writer

Born On
09 July 1893 AD

Died On
30 January 1961 AD

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New York

Died At Age
67

Dorothy Thompson was an American journalist known for her outspoken and ambitious image. She was called the ‘First Lady of American Journalism’ by her contemporaries. She had the opportunity to study in times when education was considered as a privilege for women and this shaped her mind to fight for woman’s suffrage. She did this for the first ten years of her career and this is believed to have shaped her political beliefs. She further found her way to Europe during the First World War which helped her get the position of bureau chief in the renowned ‘New York Evening Post’. She also started her column called ‘On the Record’ which was followed by a million of readers. This made her one of the most known personalities in American Media. She also proved her prominence as an author by publishing a few books, including ‘New Russia’ and ‘Essentials of Democracy’. Read on the compilation of sayings and quotes by the renowned journalist that will surely motivate and inspire you. Go through the quotes and thoughts by Dorothy Thompson which will encourage you to fearlessly face all the odds of life.

The instinct to worship is hardly less strong than the instinct to eat.

- Dorothy Thompson

The only force that can overcome an idea and a faith is another and better idea and faith, positively and fearlessly upheld.

- Dorothy Thompson

Can one preach at home inequality of races and nations and advocate abroad good-will towards all men?

- Dorothy Thompson

The most destructive element in the human mind is fear. Fear creates aggressiveness.

- Dorothy Thompson

To have felt too much is to end in feeling nothing.

- Dorothy Thompson

The prices are ridiculous... I don't see how people can go back and forth to work or to school. How can we afford the gas?

- Dorothy Thompson

Peace has to be created, in order to be maintained. It will never be achieved by passivity and quietism.

- Dorothy Thompson

It is not the fact of liberty but the way in which liberty is exercised that ultimately determines whether liberty itself survives.

- Dorothy Thompson

Age is not measured by years. Nature does not equally distribute energy. Some people are born old and tired while others are going strong at seventy.

- Dorothy Thompson

Women have had the vote for over forty years and their organizations lobby in Washington for all sorts of causes; why, why, why don't they take up their own causes and obvious needs?

- Dorothy Thompson

When liberty is taken away by force, it can be restored by force. When it is relinquished by default it can never be recovered.

- Dorothy Thompson

Peace is not the absence of conflict but the presence of creative alternatives for responding to conflict

- Dorothy Thompson

Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live.

- Dorothy Thompson

There is nothing to fear except the persistent refusal to find out the truth.

- Dorothy Thompson

Peace is not the absence of conflict but the presence of creative alternatives for responding to conflict -- alternatives to passive or aggressive responses, alternatives to violence.

- Dorothy Thompson