Walter Lippmann Quotes

Most men, after a little freedom, have preferred authority with the consoling assurances and the economy of effort which it brings.

The lesson of the tremendous days through which we are passing is that men cannot live upon the achievements of their forefathers, but must themselves renew them – We cannot escape the elementary facts of life – that for a people there is nothing for nothing, that what they have they must themselves make, that […]

The great social adventure of America is no longer the conquest of the wilderness but the absorption of fifty different peoples.

An alliance is like a chain. It is not made stronger by adding weak links to it. A great power like the United States gains no advantage and it loses prestige by offering, indeed peddling, its alliances to all and sundry. An alliance should be hard diplomatic currency, valuable and hard to get, and not […]