"The private citizen, beset by partisan appeals for the loan of his Public Opinion, will soon see, perhaps, that these appeals are not a compliment to his intelligence, but an imposition on his good nature and an insult to his sense of evidence."
"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits."Walter Lippmann on Albert Einstein
"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer."Walter Lippmann on Albert Einstein
"Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking."Walter Lippmann on Albert Einstein
"Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them."Walter Lippmann on Albert Einstein
"We should take care not to make the intellect our god it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality."Walter Lippmann on Albert Einstein
"The genius of a good leader is to leave behind him a situation which common sense, without the grace of genius, can deal with successfully."
"The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on."
"Most men, after a little freedom, have preferred authority with the consoling assurances and the economy of effort it brings."
"Private property was the original source of freedom. It still is its main ballpark."
"It is perfectly true that that government is best which governs least. It is equally true that that government is best which provides most."