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American Journalist, 1889-1974
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The genius of a good leader is to leave behind him a situation which common sense, without the grace of genius, can deal with successfully.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“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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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“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.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“No amount of charters, direct primaries, or short ballots will make a democracy out of an illiterate people.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Private property was the original source of freedom. It still is its main ballpark.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The press is no substitute for institutions. It is like the beam of a searchlight that moves restlessly about, bringing one episode and then another out of darkness into vision. Men cannot do the work of the world by this light alone.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The principle of majority rule is the mildest form in which the force of numbers can be exercised. It is a pacific substitute for civil war in which the opposing armies are counted and the victory is awarded to the larger before any blood is shed.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The ordinary politician has a very low estimate of human nature. In his daily life he comes into contact chiefly with persons who want to get something or to avoid something.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Nobody has worked harder at inactivity with such a force of character, with such unremitting attention to detail, with such conscientious devotion to the task”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“There is nothing so bad but it can masquerade as moral”

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