A Quote by Joseph Pulitzer on friendship and newspapers

Newspapers should have no friends.

Joseph Pulitzer (1847 - 1911)

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A Quote by John Fowles on hope and newspapers

The newspapers are full of what we would like to happen to us and what we hope will never happen to us.

John Fowles (1926 -)

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A Quote by James Keller on editors, excellence, good, home, and newspapers

"I think we'll have a good potato crop this year," a newspaper editor told his housekeeper one morning. "No such thing," asserted the housekeeper. "I think the crop will be poor." Ignoring her remark, the editor caused to be inserted in the evening paper his estimate of the crop situation. That night when he returned home he found the housekeeper waiting for him with a sheepish grin on her face and a copy of the paper in her hand. "I was wrong," she said apologetically. "It says right here in the paper that the crop will be excellent this fall."

James Keller

Source: Three Minutes by James Keller, M. M., 1950

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A Quote by Jack London on dogs, newspapers, trouble, and water

Buck did not read the newspapers, or he would have known that trouble was brewing, not alone for himself, but for every tide-water dog, strong of muscle and with warm, long hair, from Puget Sound to San Diego.

Jack London (1876 - 1916)

Source: opening line of The Call of the Wild

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A Quote by Henry Fielding on justice, newspapers, and words

A newspaper consists of just the same number of words, whether there be any news in it or not.

Henry Fielding (1707 - 1754)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on improvement, inventions, newspapers, thought, and words

If words were invented to conceal thought, newspapers are a great improvement of a bad invention

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry Brooks Adams on day, expectation, friendship, good, intention, men, newspapers, patience, respect, spirit, and tact

Had Grant been a Congressman one would have been on one's guard, for one knew the type. One never expected from a Congressman more than good intentions and public spirit. Newspaper-men as a rule had no great respect for the lower House; Senators had less; and Cabinet officers had none at all. Indeed, one day when Adams was pleading with a Cabinet officer for patience and tact in dealing with Representatives, the Secretary impatiently broke out: "You can't use tact with a Congressman! A Congressman is a hog! You must take a stick and hit him on the snout!" The secretary who made the remark "may well have been Adams's friend, Secretary of the Interior Jacob Dolson Cox," according to note 18 on p. 617.

Henry Adams (1838 - 1918)

Source: The Education of Henry Adams, ed. Ernest Samuels, chapter 17, p. 261 (1973). Originally published in 1906.

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A Quote by Helen Rowland on life, marriage, and newspapers

Before marriage, a man will lay down his life for you; after marriage he won't even lay down his newspaper.

Helen Rowland (1876 - 1950)

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A Quote by Gore Vidal on hope, newspapers, people, presidency, and voting

Half of the American people never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half.

Gore Vidal (1925 -)

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A Quote by Gerald White Johnson on controversy, newspapers, and words

Speaking of the motto of the New York Times, "All the news that's fit to print:" It is hard to think of any group of seven words that have aroused more newspaper controversy.

Gerald White Johnson (1890 - 1980)

Source: An Honorable Titan, 1946

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