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If we were to do the Second Coming of Christ
by Edward R. Murrow

If we were to do the Second Coming of Christ
in color for a full hour,
there would be a considerable number of stations
which would decline to carry it on the grounds
that a Western or a quiz show would be more profitable.
- Edward R. Murrow

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Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow PHOTO

We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.
- Edward R. Murrow

To be persuasive, we must be believable;
to be believable, we must be credible;
to be credible, we must be truthful.
- Edward R. Murrow


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Thank you for joining me on this journey we call life,
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


The obscure we see eventually.
The completely obvious,
it seems, takes longer.
- Edward R. Murrow

Most truths are so naked
that people feel sorry for them
and cover them up,
at least a little bit.
- Edward R. Murrow

We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason
if we dig deep in our history and remember
that we are not descended from fearful men,
not from men who feared to write, to speak,
to associate and to defend causes
which were for the moment unpopular.
- Edward R. Murrow

 

Difficulty is the excuse history never accepts.
- Edward R. Murrow

Fame is morally neutral.
- Edward R. Murrow

A reporter is always concerned with tomorrow.
There's nothing tangible of yesterday.
All I can say I've done is
agitate the air ten or fifteen minutes
and then boom - it's gone.
- Edward R. Murrow

Just because your voice reaches halfway around the world
doesn't mean you are wiser
than when it reached only to the end of the bar.
- Edward R. Murrow

Good night, and good luck.
- Edward R. Murrow

People say conversation is a lost art;
how often I have wished it were.
- Edward R. Murrow

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

Our major obligation is not to mistake slogans for solutions.
- Edward R. Murrow

We cannot make good news out of bad practice.
- Edward R. Murrow

A satellite has no conscience.
- Edward R. Murrow

No one can terrorize a whole nation,
unless we are all his accomplices.
- Edward R. Murrow

Just once in a while, let us exalt
the importance of ideas and information.
- Edward R. Murrow

Anyone who isn't confused,
really doesn't understand the situation.
- Edward R. Murrow

The speed of communications is wondrous to behold.
It is also true that speed can multiply
the distribution of information that we know to be untrue.
- Edward R. Murrow

The politician in my country seeks votes,
affection and respect, in that order.
With few notable exceptions,
they are simply men who want to be loved.
- Edward R. Murrow

We will not walk in fear, one of another.
We are not descended from fearful men,
Not from men who feared to write, to speak,
To associate and to defend causes
which were for the moment unpopular.
This is no time... to keep silent.
- Edward R. Murrow

The newest computer can merely compound, at speed,
the oldest problem in the relations between human beings,
and in the end the communicator will be confronted with the old problem,
of what to say and how to say it.
- Edward R. Murrow

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

Who were you before you put yourself last.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

So your father, or your mother,
never thought you were good enough - SO WHAT?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true
were really true, there would be little hope of advance.
- Orville Wright

You see things and you say, Why?
But I dream things that never were and say, Why not
- George Bernard Shaw

Hide not your talents,
they for use were made.
What's a sundial in the shade?
- Benjamin Franklin

All that is necessary to break the spell
of inertia and frustration is this:
Act as if it were impossible to fail.
- Dorthea Brande

The problems of the world cannot possibly
be solved by skeptics or cynics
whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities.
We need men who can dream of things that never were.
- John F. Kennedy

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize
how close they were to success when they gave up.
- Thomas Edison

The greatest hazard of all, losing one's self,
can occur very quietly in the world, as if it were nothing at all.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Win as if you were used to it,
lose as if you enjoyed it for a change.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced.
Live your life so that when you die,
the world cries and you rejoice.
- Indian Proverb

While they were saying among themselves
it cannot be done, it was done.
- Helen Keller

When you are in any contest,
you should work as if there were -
to the very last minute - a chance to lose it.
This is battle, this is politics, this is anything.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Whenever you do a thing,
act as if all the world were watching.
- Thomas Jefferson

Act as if it were impossible to fail.
- Dorthea Brande

We act as though comfort and luxury
were the chief requirements of life,
when all that we need to make us really happy
is something to be enthusiastic about.
- Charles Kingsley

Follow your bliss and doors will open
where there were no doors before.
- Joseph Campbell

There are those that look at things
the way they are, and ask "Why?"
I dream of things that never were, and ask "Why not?"
- Robert F. Kennedy paraphrase of George Bernard Shaw

Look at everything as though you were seeing it
either for the first or last time.
Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.
- Betty Smith

Half of everything you were ever taught is wrong;
the question is which half.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is only when we truly know and understand
that we have a limited time on earth
and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up
that we will begin to live each day to the fullest,
as if it were the only one we had.
- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

The world moves, and ideas that were
once good are not always good.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Healing does not mean going back to the way things were before,
but rather allowing what is now to move us closer to God.
- Ram Dass

We could never learn to be brave and patient,
if there were only joy in the world.
- Helen Keller

The journey between what you once were
and who you are now becoming
is where the dance of Life really takes place.
- Barbara De Angelis

The formula for achieving a successful relationship is simple:
you should treat all disasters as if they were trivialities
but never treat a triviality as if it were a disaster.
- Quentin Crisp

When we hate our enemies, we are
giving them power over us:
power over our sleep, our appetites,
our blood pressure, our health, and our happiness.
Our enemies would dance with joy if only
they knew how they were worrying us,
lacerating us, and getting even with us!
Our hate is not hurting them at all,
but our hate is turning our own days
and nights into a hellish turmoil.
- Dale Carnegie

I was born on the prairies where the wind blew free
and there was nothing to break the light of the sun.
I was born where there were no enclosures.
- Geronimo

If you were a warrior,
you would know that the worst thing
one can do is confront human beings directly.
- Carlos Castaneda

Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore,
and that's what parents were created for.
- Ogden Nash

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back
and realize they were the big things.
- Robert Brault

Live as if you were to die tomorrow.
Learn as if you were to live forever.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Do you remember the things you were worrying about a year ago?
Didn't you waste a lot of fruitless energy
on account of most of them?
Didn't most of them turn out all right after all?
- Dale Carnegie

Forgive and give as if it were your last opportunity.
Love like there's no tomorrow, and if tomorrow comes, love again.
- Max Lucado

The good news is that you aren't
as important as you thought you were.
Relax. The weight of the world
is not on your shoulders.
Take a day off.
Go for a long silent walk in the woods.
The world will still be there tomorrow -
as good and as bad as ever.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I long to accomplish a great and noble task,
but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks
as if they were great and noble.
- Helen Keller

Naturally, every age thinks that all ages before it were prejudiced,
and today we think this more than ever, and are just as wrong
as all previous ages that thought so.
How often have we not seen the truth condemned!
It is sad but unfortunately true that man learns nothing from history.
- Carl Jung

Nine-tenths of the people were created
so you would want to be with the other tenth.
- Horace Walpole

Beginning today, treat everyone you meet
as if they were going to be dead by midnight.
Extend to them all the care,
kindness and understanding you can muster,
and do with no thought of any reward.
Your life will never be the same again.
- Og Mandino

Begin each day as if it were on purpose.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The word "happiness" would lose its meaning
if it were not balanced by sadness.
- Carl Jung

If I were to wish for anything,
I should not wish for wealth and power,
but for the passionate sense of potential -
for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible.
Pleasure disappoints; possibility never.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Forgiveness is unlocking the door to set someone free
and realizing you were the prisoner!
- Max Lucado

We would never have a word for Joy
if there were no suffering.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"I wonder what Piglet is doing," thought Pooh.
"I wish I were there to be doing it, too."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Maybe I could have loved you better.
Maybe you should have loved me more.
Maybe our hearts were just next in line.
Maybe everything breaks sometime.
- Jewel


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