"This much we know: Journalism is not a precise science. It's, on its best day, is a crude art. We make mistakes I make mistakes. With more than 50 years as a journalist, I have at least had the opportunity to blow more stories, make more mistakes than maybe anybody in television."
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."Dan Rather on Albert Einstein
"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."Dan Rather on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control."Dan Rather on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right a single experiment can prove me wrong."Dan Rather on Albert Einstein
"Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss."Dan Rather on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"But we cannot rely on memorials and museums alone. We can tell ourselves we will never forget and we likely won't. But we need to make sure that we teach history to those who never had the opportunity to remember in the first place."
"Performing doesn't turn me on. It's an egomaniac business, filled with prima donnas - including this one."
"To err is human but to really foul up requires a computer."
"Courage is being afraid but going on anyhow."
"Fear rules almost every newsroom in the country."