Top 10 Quotes by Walter Cronkite

Walter Cronkite

When Moses was alive, these pyramids were a thousand years old. Here began the history of architecture. Here people learned to measure time by a calendar, to plot the stars by astronomy and chart the earth by geometry. And here they developed that most awesome of all ideas - the idea of eternity.

Walter Cronkite
To say that we are closer to victory today is to believe, in the face of the evidence, the optimists who have been wrong in the past,
Walter Cronkite

I never had the ambition to be something. I had the ambition to do something.

Walter Cronkite
I was lucky enough to have one of the first high school classes in the country.
Walter Cronkite

It seems to rise again when the crisis times come, and this is a time of most severe crisis, as we all know, not just for the history of the United States and the survival indeed of our democracy, but for the future peace of the world. And never before probably has the need for interfaith commitment been nearly as great as it is at this very moment.

Walter Cronkite
Leaving San Francisco is like saying goodbye to an old sweetheart. You want to linger as long as possible.
Walter Cronkite

America's health care system is neither healthy, caring, nor a system.

Walter Cronkite
The daily coverage of the Vietnamese battlefield helped convince the American public that the carnage was not worth the candle.
Walter Cronkite

I asked [my doctors] if I'd be able to play singles tennis and they said I could. That made me very happy since I haven't played in five years.

Walter Cronkite
The very first day we were there, ... I started getting notes in my box to call this Bernard Shaw.