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Quotes of the day: Katharine Graham

Published Monday, June 16, 2014 @ 12:38 AM EDT
Jun 16 2014

Katharine Meyer Graham (June 16, 1917 – July 17, 2001) was an American publisher. She led her family's newspaper, The Washington Post, for more than two decades, overseeing its most famous period, the Watergate coverage that eventually led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon. Her memoir, Personal History, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1998. (Click here for full Wikipedia article)


A mistake is simply another way of doing things.

Bromidic though it may sound, some questions don't have answers, which is a terribly difficult lesson to learn.

Courage applies when one has a choice.

I believe an individual grows because he acts as an individual... People perform best when they have the freedom to be themselves.

I've been thinking about how to grow old gracefully... you have to read a lot and not drink.

If one is rich and one's a woman, one can be quite misunderstood.

It's dangerous when you are older to start living in the past.

Many people, especially in government and business, assume the press is hostile, uninformed and likely to distort or sensationalize everything. Many reporters and editors, on the other hand, assume that everything secret is scandalous, and every claim of confidentiality is a cover-up.

No one can avoid aging, but aging productively is something else.

Nobody ever has it made. The minute you think you do – you don't.

Once, power was considered a masculine attribute. In fact, power has no sex.

So few grown women like their lives. (1974)

(The press) is not a fourth branch of government, the press plays an essential role in 'obliging the government to control itself.' And if we do not serve in this way, the rest of the rights guaranteed by our Constitution cannot be sustained.

The real world in which we work is neither evil nor heroic. It is the same environment of conflict, ambiguity and hard choices that mark most enterprises in our time.

The thing women must do to rise to power is to redefine their femininity. Once, power was considered a masculine attribute. In fact power has no sex.

To love what you do and feel that it matters- how could anything be more fun?

We'll all learn a lot more if you stop talking.

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