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" A college degree is the key to realizing the American dream, well worth the financial sacrifice because it is supposed to open the door to a world of opportunity. "
" The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called 'truth'. "
" The great lesson my mother and father gave me was almost invisible. It was a strong sense of being rooted. "
" Ratings don't last. Good journalism does. "
" A tough lesson in life that one has to learn is that not everybody wishes you well. "
" If I didn't have a front-row seat on history, it was at least a seat on the aisle. "
" Americans will put up with anything provided it doesn't block traffic. "
" The press is a watchdog. Not an attack dog. Not a lapdog. A watchdog. Now, a watchdog can't be right all the time. He doesn't bark only when he sees or smells something that's dangerous. A good watchdog barks at things that are suspicious. "
" I think it's important for the public to know, great reporting starts with a publisher who has guts and an editor who has guts. "
" I'd much rather wear out than rust out. "
" If all difficulties were known at the outset of a long journey, most of us would never start out at all. "
" One of the most important roles of our journalists is to be watchdogs. "
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" From the streets of Cairo and the Arab Spring, to Occupy Wall Street, from the busy political calendar to the aftermath of the tsunami in Japan, social media was not only sharing the news but driving it. "
" Always marry a woman from Texas. No matter how tough things get, she's seen tougher. "
" 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. "
" Don't taunt the alligator until after you've crossed the creek. "
" I'm proud to say I've never been anybody's lapdog. "
" This race is hotter than a Times Square Rolex. "
" I don't back down. I don't cave when the pressure gets too great from these partisan political ideological forces. "
" Once the herd starts moving in one direction, it's very hard to turn it, even slightly. "
" What separated Ed Murrow from the rest of the pack was courage. "
" Journalists should denounce government by public opinion polls. "
" A free and truly independent press - fiercely independent when necessary - is the red beating heart of freedom and democracy. "
" Courage is being afraid but going on anyhow. "
" And for whatever reason I've loved the news since I can remember. I loved it when I was in elementary school. "