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Advertising is legalized lying.

H. G. Wells (1866-1946) British-born american Author.

The advertisements are the most truthful part of a newspaper.

Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) Third president of the United States.

There are only two forces that can carry light to all the corners of the globe... the sun in the heavens and the Associated Press down here.

Mark Twain (1835-1910) U.S. humorist, writer, and lecturer.

The most important service rendered by the press and the magazines is that of educating people to approach printed matter with distrust.

Samuel Butler (1612-1680) British poet and satirist.

Early in life I had noticed that no event is ever correctly reported in a newspaper.

George Orwell (1903-1950) British novelist, essayist, and critic.


The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing, but newspapers.

Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) Third president of the United States.

There is a terrific disadvantage in not having the abrasive quality of the press applied to you daily. Even though we never like it, and even though we wish they didn't write it, and even though we disapprove, there isn't any doubt that we could not do the job at all in a free society without a very, very active press.

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) Thirty-fifth President of the USA

The world is for thousands a freak show; the images flicker past and vanish; the impressions remain flat and unconnected in the soul. Thus they are easily led by the opinions of others, are content to let their impressions be shuffled and rearranged and evaluated differently.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832) German poet, novelist and dramatist.

A petty reason perhaps why novelists more and more try to keep a distance from journalists is that novelists are trying to write the truth and journalists are trying to write fiction.

Graham Greene (1904-1991) English writer.

Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate for a moment to prefer the latter.

Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) Third president of the United States.