I want to say that probably 24 hours after I told CBS that I was stepping down at my 65th birthday, I was already regretting it. And I regretted it every day since.

-Walter Cronkite
Walter Cronkite

I think it is absolutely essential in a democracy to have competition in the media, a lot of competition, and we seem to be moving away from that.

Walter Cronkite
I sort of think in a way that many of us young reporters who had the opportunity to go overseas for our organizations were kind of, in a sense, war profiteers. We were enhancing our careers while covering that terrible conflict.
Walter Cronkite

The perils of duck hunting are great- especially for the duck.

Walter Cronkite
For how many thousands of years now have we humans been what we insist on calling "civilized?" And yet, in total contradiction, we also persist in the savage belief that we must occasionally, at least, settle our arguments by killing one another.
Walter Cronkite

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

Walter Cronkite
Be kind to an old man.
Walter Cronkite

In all my years as a news commentator I was never once, able to tell the truth, about anything.

Walter Cronkite
The first priority of humankind in this era is to establish an effective system of world law that will assure peace with justice among the peoples of the world.
Walter Cronkite

I am dumbfounded that there hasn't been a crackdown with the libel and slander laws on some of these would-be writers and reporters on the Internet.

Walter Cronkite
Television... is not a substitute for print.