Edward R. Murrow Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Edward R. Murrow quotes, Edward R. Murrow sayings, and Edward R. Murrow proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. When the loyal opposition dies, I think the soul of America dies with it. Edward R. Murrow
A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves. Edward R. Murrow
Anyone who isn't confused, really doesn't understand the situation. Edward R. Murrow
To be persuasive we must be believable; to be believable we must be creditable; to be credible we must be truthful. Edward R. Murrow
We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason. Edward R. Murrow
We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. Edward R. Murrow
We cannot make good news out of bad practice. Edward R. Murrow
To be persuasive we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible; credible we must be truthful. Edward R. Murrow
We have currently a built-in allergy to unpleasant or disturbing information. Our mass media reflect this. But unless we get up off our fat surpluses and recognize that television in the main is being used to distract, delude, amuse, and insulate us, then television and those who finance it, those who look at it, and those who work at it, may see a totally different picture too late. Edward R. Murrow
Difficulty is the excuse history never accepts. Edward R. Murrow
Our major obligation is not to mistake slogans for solutions. Edward R. Murrow
A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves. Edward R. Murrow
The obscure we see eventually. The completely obvious, it seems, takes longer. Edward R. Murrow
The obscure we see eventually. The completely obvious, it seems, takes longer. Edward R. Murrow
A blur of blinks, taps, jiggles, pivots and shifts. The body language of a man wishing urgently to be elsewhere. 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
Difficulty is the excuse history never accepts. 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
Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences. No one can eliminate prejudices just recognize them. Edward R. Murrow