Top 10 Quotes by Walter Cronkite

Walter Cronkite

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

Walter Cronkite
Pat Robertson has written in a book a few years ago that we should have a world government, but only when the Messiah arrives. He wrote, literally, any attempt to achieve world order before that time must be the work of the Devil. Well join me - I’m glad to sit here at the right hand of Satan.
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
In all my years as a news commentator I was never once, able to tell the truth, about anything.
Walter Cronkite

Not only do we have a right to know, we have a duty to know what our Government is doing in our name. If there's a criticism to be made today, it's that the press isn't doing enough to put the pressure on the government to provide information.

Walter Cronkite
The earliest admonition we had about the computer was to quit using the phrase electric brain. The folks in Philadelphia tried to convince us that the Univac didn't have a brain, and that whatever we fed into it would determine what we got out of it.
Walter Cronkite

We are not educated well enough to perform the necessary act of intelligently selecting our leaders.

Walter Cronkite
The battle for the airwaves cannot be limited to only those who have the bank accounts to pay for the battle and win it.
Walter Cronkite

I can't imagine a person becoming a success who doesn't give this game of life everything he's got.

Walter Cronkite
To suggest we are on the edge of defeat is to yield to unreasonable pessimism. To say that we are mired in stalemate seems the only realistic, yet unsatisfactory, conclusion. ... It is increasingly clear to this reporter that the only rational way out then will be to negotiate, not as victors, but as an honorable people who lived up to their pledge to defend democracy, and did the best they could.