I.F. Stone Quotes

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I.F. Stone Quotes

The only kinds of fights worth fighting are those youre going to lose, because somebody has to fight them and lose and lose and lose until someday, somebody who believes as you do wins.
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The only kinds of fights worth fighting are those you're going to lose, because somebody has to fight them and lose and lose and lose until someday, somebody who believes as you do wins.

— I.F. Stone

All governments lie, but disaster lies in wait for countries whose officials smoke the same hashish they give out.

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There must be renewed recognition that societies are kept stable and healthy by reform, not by thought police; this means there must be free play for so-called subversive ideas - every idea subverts the old to make way for the new. To shut off subversion is to shut off peaceful progress and to invite revolution and war.

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You've really got to wear a chastity belt in Washington to preserve your journalistic virginity. Once the secretary of state invites you to lunch
and asks your opinion, you're sunk.

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History is a tragedy, not a morality tale.

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I sought in political reporting what Galsworthy in another context had called "the significant trifle" - the bit of dialogue, the overlooked fact, the buried observation which illuminated the realities of the situation.

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Every time we are confronted with a new revolution we take to the opium pipes of our own propaganda.

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If you live long enough, you get accused of things you never did and praised for virtues you never had.

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