Best Quotes by Ted Koppel (Top 10)

  1. In the days of Caesar, kings had fools and jesters. Now network presidents have anchormen.
  2. Aspire to decency. Practice civility toward one another. Admire and emulate ethical behavior wherever you find it. Apply a rigid standard of morality to your lives; and if, periodically, you fail as you surely will adjust your lives, not the standards.
  3. Our society finds truth too strong a medicine to digest undiluted. In its purest form, truth is not a polite tap on the shoulder. It is a howling reproach.
  4. There's harmony and inner peace to be found in following a moral compass that points in the same direction regardless of fashion or trend.
  5. There is no more respected or influential forum in the field of journalism than the New York Times. I look forward, with great anticipation, to contributing to its op-ed page
  6. People shouldn't expect the mass media to do investigative stories. That job belongs to the 'fringe' media.
  7. I have been an unabashed fan of NPR for many years, and have stolen untold excellent ideas from its programming.
  8. The responsibility that I feel is to do as good a job as a journalist as I can possibly do.
  9. History is a tool used by politicians to justify their intentions.
  10. There is something very very special, universal and easily identifiable among all Jews; it is beyond territory, it is something we all have in common

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