James Reston Quotes

Most popular James Reston Quotes

Governments are the only vessels that leak from the top.

government

A government is the only vessel known to leak from the top.

government

He inherited some good instincts from his Quaker forebears, but by diligent hard work, he overcame them.

Richard Nixon

This is the devilish thing about foreign affairs: they are foreign and will not always conform to our whim.
This is the very devilish thing about foreign affairs: they are foreign and will not always conform to our whim.
— James Reston

socialism

Foreign relations are like human relations. They are endless. The solution of one problem usually leads to another.
— James Reston
A resolute minority has usually prevailed over an easygoing or wobbly majority whose prime purpose was to be left alone.
Like officials in Washington, we suffer from Afghanistanism. If it's far away, it's news, but if it's close to home, it's sociology.
— James Reston

journalism

There isn't a single professional sports season now that doesn't go on at least a month too long. Baseball starts in football weather, and football in baseball weather, and basketball overlaps them both.
— James Reston

sports