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Quotes by Walter Lippmann on communism, communication, books, public- opinion, children, business, wisdom, music, science, etc.

18 Great Quotes By Walter Lippmann For The Times When You Are Out Of Sorts

Famous As: First to introduce the concept of Cold War
Born On: September 23, 1889
Died On: December 14, 1974
Born In: New York City
Died At Age: 85

Walter Lippmann was an illustrious American reporter, political commentator, and writer. He is renowned for coining the term ‘stereotype,’ and for being the foremost to establish the concept of ‘Cold War.’ He also bagged in the ‘Pulitzer Prize’ twice, one for his interviews of ‘Nikita Khruschev,’ in 1961, and one for ‘Today and Tomorrow,’ his syndicated newspaper column. He is referred to as ‘Father of Modern Journalism’ and ‘most influential journalist.’ Out of all his writings and books, his most notable book is considered to be ‘Public Opinion.’ We have amassed some notable quotes by Walter Lippmann, which have been excerpted from his writings, columns, books, newspapers, journals, essays, reports, and interviews. Presenting a collection of famous quotes by Walter Lippmann on freedom, efforts, democracy, time, power, principle, change, knowledge, temptation, strong, liberty, creativity, success, etc.

Where all think alike, no one thinks very much.

Walter Lippmann

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

Walter Lippmann

There can be no liberty for a community which lacks the means by which to detect lies.

Walter Lippmann

Ignore what a man desires and you ignore the very source of his power.

Walter Lippmann

There is no arguing with the pretenders to a divine knowledge and to a divine mission. They are possessed with the sin of pride. They have yielded to the perennial temptation.

Walter Lippmann

To create a minimum standard of life below which no human being can fall is the most elementary duty of the democratic state.

Walter Lippmann

‎"When all think alike, then no one is thinking.

Walter Lippmann

There are at least two distinct selves, the public and regal self, the private and human.

Walter Lippmann

All men desire their own perfect adjustment, but they desire it, being finite men, on their own terms.

Walter Lippmann

What a myth never contains is the critical power to separate its truth from its errors.

Walter Lippmann

Great men, even during their lifetime, are usually known to the public only through a fictitious personality.

Walter Lippmann

There is an ascendant feeling among the people that all achievement should be measured in human happiness.

Walter Lippmann

Thus the essence of freedom of opinion is not in mere toleration as such, but in the debate which toleration provides: it is not in the venting of opinion, but in the confrontation of opinion.

Walter Lippmann

We are concerned in public affairs, but immersed in our private ones.

Walter Lippmann

In truly effective thinking the prime necessity is to liquidate judgments, regain an innocent eye, disentangle feelings, be curious and open-hearted.

Walter Lippmann

It is often very illuminating...to ask yourself how you got at the facts on which you base your opinion. Who actually saw, heard, felt, counted, named the thing, about which you have an opinion?

Walter Lippmann

If you ignore what a man desires, and you deny the very source of his power.

Walter Lippmann

Men command fewer words than they have ideas to express, and language, as Jean Paul said, is a dictionary of faded metaphors.

Walter Lippmann