Arthur Schlesinger Quotes

If we are to survive, we must have ideas, vision, and courage. These things are rarely produced by committees. Everything that matters in our intellectual and moral life begins with an individual confronting his own mind and conscience in a room by himself. Arthur Schlesinger, Jr

(Television) has spread the habit of instant reaction and stimulated the hope of instant results. Arthur Schlesinger, Jr

Anti-intellectualism has long been the anti-Semitism of the businessman. Arthur Schlesinger, Jr

I trust that a graduate student some day will write a doctoral essay on the influence of the Munich analogy on the subsequent history of the twentieth century. Perhaps in the end he will conclude that the multitude of errors committed in the name of ‘Munich’ may exceed the original error of 1938. Arthur Schlesinger, Jr

Television enables voters to know their leaders far better than they did when newspapers were the primary source of political information. Television is more pitiless than the press because the moving image is more revealing than the printed word. Arthur Schlesinger, Jr

The genius of impeachment lay in the fact that it could punish the man without punishing the office. Arthur Schlesinger, Jr

We are not going to achieve a new world order without paying for it in blood as well as in words and money. Arthur Schlesinger, Jr

Righteousness is easy in retrospect. Arthur Schlesinger, Jr