James Reston Quotes

If it’s far away, it’s news, but if it’s close at home, it’s sociology.

He inherited some good instincts from his Quaker forebears, but by diligent hard work, he overcame them. (about Richard Nixon)

This is the very devilish thing about foreign affairs: they are foreign and will not always conform to our whim.

Wealth is conspicuous, but poverty hides.

Everybody is in doubt about whether President Johnson is a conservative progressive or a progressive conservative, and he is in clover.

In any war, the first casualty is common sense, and the second is free and open discussion.