Quotations by James Reston

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Born: Wednesday, November 3, 1909
Died: Wednesday, December 6, 1995 (86 years old)
Profession: Journalist
Nationality: American


A government is the only vessel that leaks from the top.
- James Reston
(Keywords: Government)

All politics are based on the indifference of the majority.
- James Reston
(Keywords: Politics, Indifference, Majority)

Americans have always been able to handle austerity and even adversity. Prosperity is what is doing us in.
- James Reston
(Keywords: Adversity, Americans, Prosperity)

Europe has a press that stresses opinions; America a press, radio, and television that emphasize news.
- James Reston
(Keywords: America, Europe, News, Opinions, Press, Television)

If it's far away, it's news, but if it's close at home, it's sociology.
- James Reston
(Keywords: Home, News)

In any war, the first casualty is common sense, and the second is free and open discussion.
- James Reston
(Keywords: War, Common sense, First, Open)

In foreign policy you have to wait twenty-five years to see how it comes out.
- James Reston
(Keywords: Policy, Foreign policy, Years)

Stick with the optimists. It's going to be tough enough even if they're right.
- James Reston
(Keywords: Right)

The ship of state is the only known vessel that leaks from the top.
- James Reston
(Keywords: State)

This is the devilish thing about foreign affairs: they are foreign and will not always conform to our whim.
- James Reston
(Keywords: Whim, Will)

This is the very devilish thing about foreign affairs: they are foreign and will not always conform to our whim.
- James Reston
(Keywords: Whim, Will)

Wealth is conspicuous, but poverty hides.
- James Reston
(Keywords: Wealth, Poverty)







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