"I'm not a knee-jerk conservative. I passionately believe in free markets and less government, but not to the point of being a libertarian."
"A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circlue of our felicities."Rupert Murdoch on Thomas Jefferson
"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."Rupert Murdoch on Winston Churchill
"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country."Rupert Murdoch on Thomas Jefferson
"Government is not reason it is not eloquent it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."Rupert Murdoch on George Washington
"Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil in its worst state, an intolerable one."Rupert Murdoch on Thomas Paine
"No one's going to be able to operate without a grounding in the basic sciences. Language would be helpful, although English is becoming increasingly international. And travel. You have to have a global attitude."
"I felt that it's best just to be as transparent as possible."
"The buck stops with the guy who signs the checks."
"It's a libel to say that I use my newspapers to support my other business interests. The fact is, I haven't got any other business interests."
"We've got to lift our game tremendously. We'll sell our business news and information in print, we'll sell it to anyone who's got a cable system, and we'll sell it on the Web."
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