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[ Also see Journalism Media News Reading ]

Newspapers are to the body politic what arteries are to the human body, their function being to carry blood and sustenance and repair to every part of the body.
      - Henry Ward Beecher

The most efficacious secular book that ever was published in America is the newspaper.
      - Henry Ward Beecher

The newspaper is a greater treasure to the people than uncounted millions of gold.
      - Henry Ward Beecher

Many a good newspaper story has been ruined by oververification.
      - James Gordon Bennett

Put it all in the first paragraph.
      - Samuel Bowles

The press, important as is its office, is but the servant of the human intellect, and its ministry is for good or for evil, according to the character of those who direct it. The press is a mill which grinds all that is put into its hopper. Fill the hopper with poisoned grain, and it will grind it to meal, but there is death in the bread.
      - William Cullen Bryant

Read two newspapers a day. And not just online. Hold them in your hands. Get ink on your fingers.
      - John Callaway,
        in a commencement address at DePaul University, June 12, 2005

If the newspapers are useful in overthrowing tyrants, it is only to establish a tyranny of their own.
      - James Fenimore Cooper

Newspapers are the world's mirrors.
      - James Ellis

A newspaper consists of just the same number of words, whether there be any news in it or not.
      - Henry Fielding

If all printers were determined not to print anything till they were sure it would offend nobody, there would be very little printed.
      - Benjamin Franklin

Printer's ink is the great apostle of progress, whose pulpit is the press.
      - Horace Greeley

Trying to determine what is going on in the world by reading newspapers is like trying to tell the time by watching the second hand of a clock.
      - Ben Hecht

In these times we fight for ideas, and newspapers are our fortresses.
      - Heinrich Heine

The follies, vices, and consequent miseries of multitudes, displayed in a newspaper, are so many admonitions and warnings, so many beacons, continually burning, to turn others from the rocks on which they have been shipwrecked.
      - Thomas Hartwell Horne

Over no nation does the press hold a more absolute control than over the people of America, for the universal education of the poorest classes makes every individual a reader.
      - Washington Irving

These papers of the day have uses more adequate to the purposes of common life than more pompous and durable volumes.
      - Samuel Johnson (a/k/a Dr. Johnson) ("The Great Cham of Literature")

My pappy told me never to bet my bladder against a brewery or get into an argument with people who buy ink by the barrel.
      - Lane Kirkland

Every time a newspaper dies, even a bad one, the country moves a a little closer to authoritarianism; when a great one goes, like the New York Herald Tribune, history itself is denied a devoted witness.
      - Richard Kluger

Newspapers have roughly the same relationship to life as fortune-tellers to metaphysics.
      - Karl Kraus

Every editor of newspapers pays tribute to the devil.
      - Jean de la Fontaine

Before this century shall run out, journalism will be the whole press. Mankind will write their book day by day, hour by hour, page by page. Thought will spread abroad with the rapidity of light--instantly conceived, instantly written, instantly understood at the extremities of the earth.
      - Alphonse de Lamartine

Newspapers will ultimately engross all literature.
      - Alphonse de Lamartine

Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one.
      - A.J. Liebling

We live in the midst of alarms; anxiety beclouds the future; we expect some new disaster with each newspaper we read.
      - Abraham Lincoln

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