News Proverbs

Sayings about News

To spread the news is to multiply it. ~ Tibetan Proverb

The news of a good deed travels far, but the news of a bad one travels even farther. ~ Polish Proverb

People talk about something until it actually happens. ~ German Proverb

News does not sleep on the way. ~ African Proverb

Words have no wings but they can fly many thousands of miles. ~ Korean Proverb

When you begin to understand the situation, you know you must have been ill-informed. ~ Indonesian Proverb

When what you want doesn’t happen, learn to want what does. ~ Arabian Proverb

When asked, “What news from the sea?” The fish replied “I have a lot to say, but my mouth is full of water.” ~ Armenian Proverb

The wise understand; fools follow the reports of others. ~ Tibetan Proverb

The fated thing will happen. ~ Gaelic Proverb

It is always the impossible that happens. ~ French Proverb

If you don’t read the newspaper, you are uninformed. If you do read the newspaper, you are misinformed. ~ Saying

Good news always comes from far away. ~ Yiddish Proverbs

Give your ears to words but do not give your words to ears. ~ Hindustani Proverb

For news of the heart ask the face. ~ Guinean Proverb

Events follow one another like the days of the week. ~ Tanzanian Proverb

Death is always news. ~ African Proverb

Dead news, like dead love, has no phoenix in its ashes. ~ English Proverbs

Consider the facts seven times before you suspect someone. ~ Japanese Proverbs

Between two Saturdays happen many marvels. ~ Spanish Proverbs

Bad news travels fast. ~ Traditional Proverb

Bad news has wings. ~ French Proverb

Bad is never good until worse happens. ~ Danish Proverbs

Bad is called good when worse happens. ~ Norwegian Proverbs

As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country. ~ Bible

Any publicity is good publicity. ~ Traditional Proverb

A picture is worth ten thousand words. ~ Chinese Proverb

A pessimist is a well-informed optimist. ~ Russian Proverbs

A man with two ears can be supported by two words. ~ Egyptian Proverbs

Quotations about News

Favorite quote about news

Stay a little and news will find you. ~ George Herbert

If it’s called the USA Today, why is all the news from yesterday? BAM. Busted! ~ Stephen Colbert

If you’re not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing. ~ Malcolm X

Read two newspapers a day. And not just online. Hold them in your hands. Get ink on your fingers. ~ John Callaway

I do not like to get the news, because there has never been an era when so many things were going so right for so many of the wrong persons. ~ Ogden Nash

Once a newspaper touches a story, the facts are lost forever, even to the protagonists. ~ Norman Mailer

Newspapers are the world’s mirrors. ~ James Ellis

Ill news is wing’d with fate, and flies apace. ~ John Dryden

Newspapers are to the body politic what arteries are to the human body, their function being to carry blood and sustenance and repair to every part of the body. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

It’s not the world that’s gotten so much worse, but the news coverage that’s gotten so much better.~ Gilbert Keith Chesterton

No news is good news. ~ Ludovic Halevy

A newspaper is a circulating library with high blood pressure. ~ Arthur Baer

Newspapers are unable, seemingly, to discriminate between a bicycle accident and the collapse of civilisation. ~ George Bernard Shaw

That endless book, the newspaper, is our national glory. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

I fear three newspapers more than a hundred thousand bayonets. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte

They kill good trees to put out bad newspapers. ~ James G. Watt

No news is good news. No journalists is even better. ~ Nicolas Bentley

When a dog bites a man that is not news, but when a man bites a dog that is news. ~ Charles Anderson Dana

Newspapers have degenerated. They may now be absolutely relied upon. ~ Oscar Wilde Quotes

Editor: A person employed on a newspaper whose business it is to separate the wheat from the chaff, and to see that the chaff is printed. ~Elbert Hubbard

It is the newspaper’s duty to print the news and raise hell. ~ Wilbur F. Storey

Some newspapers are fit only to line the bottom of bird cages ! ~ Spiro T. Agnew

I read the newspaper avidly. It is my one form of continuous fiction. ~ Aneurin Bevan

It is necessary, if one would read aright, that he should read at least two newspapers, representing both sides of important subjects. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

Newspapers always excite curiosity. No one ever puts one down without the feeling of disappointment. ~ Charles Lamb

In these times we fight for ideas, and newspapers are our fortresses. ~ Heinrich Heine

News is history shot on the wing. ~Gene Fowler

All newspaper writers have heard that the stuff they compose today has an excellent chance of being used to wrap tomorrow’s mackerel. ~ Ira Berkow

Everyone has inside of him a piece of news good. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is! ` Anne Frank

Everything you read in newspapers is absolutely true, except for that rare story of which you happen to have first-hand knowledge. ~ Erwin Knoll

If one has not read the newspapers for some months and then reads them all together, one sees, as one never saw before, how much time is wasted with this kind of literature. ~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Quotes

One of the objects of a newspaper is to understand popular feeling and to give expression to it; another is to arouse among the people certain desirable sentiments; and the third is fearlessly to expose popular defects. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

We need not be theologians to see that we have shifted responsibility for making the world interesting from God to the newspaperman. ~ Daniel J. Boorstin

It is good news, worthy of all acceptation, and yet not too good to be true. ~ Matthew

In the case of news, we should always wait for the sacrament of confirmation. ~ Francois-Marie Arouet de Voltaire

The nature of bad news affects the teller. ~ William Shakespeare

You should always believe all you read in the newspapers, as this makes them more interesting. ~ Rose Maccaulay

The news of any politician’s death should be listed under “Public Improvements.” ~ Frank Dane

I have a piece of great and sad news to tell you: I am dead. ~ Jean Cocteau

For evil news rides post, while good news baits. ~ John Milton

Newspapers widen the sphere of our sympathies. They make their readers enter into the joys and sorrows of thousands of whom they would else know nothing, and for whom they would otherwise care nothing. ~ Christian Nestell Bovee

To a philosopher all news, as it is called, is gossip, and they who edit it and read it are old women over their tea. ~ Henry David Thoreau

The real news is bad news. ~ Marshall McLuhan

A newspaper is the lowest thing there is. ~ Richard J. Daley

Every editor of newspapers pays tribute to the devil. ~ Jean de la Fontaine

The conflict between the men who make and the men who report the news is as old as time. News may be true, but it is not truth, and reporters and officials seldom see it the same way. In the old days, the reporters or couriers of bad news were often put to the gallows; now they are given the Pulitzer Prize, but the conflict goes on. ~ James Reston

I do not take a single newspaper nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely happier for it. ~ Thomas Jefferson Quotes

Write the news as if your very life depended on it. It does! ~ Heywood Broun

Trying to determine what is going on in the world by reading newspapers is like trying to tell the time by watching the second hand of a clock. ~ Ben Hecht

Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes

The evening papers print what they do and get away with it because by afternoon the human mind is ruined anyhow. ~ Christopher Morley

Nobody likes the man who brings bad news. ~ Sophocles

I’ll give anything for a good copy now, be it true or false, so it be news. ~ Ben Johnson

Nothing would improve newspaper criticism so much as the knowledge that it was to be read by men too hardy to acquiesce to the authoritative statement of the reviewer. ~ R. H. Hutton

The most efficacious secular book that ever was published in America is the newspaper. ~ Henry Ward Beecher Quotes

Newspapers will ultimately engross all literature. ~ Alphonse de Lamartine

News is what a chap who doesn’t care much about anything wants to read. And it’s only news until he’s read it. After that it’s dead. ~ Evelyn Waugh

A newspaper consists of just the same number of words, whether there be any news in it or not. ~ Henry Fielding

We live in the midst of alarms; anxiety beclouds the future; we expect some new disaster with each newspaper we read. ~ Abraham Lincoln Quotes

That ephemeral sheet,… the newspaper, is the natural enemy of the book, as the whore is of the decent woman. ~ Edmond de Goncourt and Jules de Goncourt

Newspapers: dead trees with information smeared on them. ~ Horizon

A good newspaper is never nearly good enough but a lousy newspaper is a joy forever. ~ Garrison Keillor

The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers. ~ Thomas Jefferson

There’s a compelling reason to master information and news. Clearly there will be better job and financial opportunities. Other high stakes will be missed by people if they don’t master and connect information. ~ Everette Dennis

A good newspaper, I suppose, is a nation talking to itself. ~Arthur Miller

News is the first rough draft of history. ` Philip L. Graham

Republicans study the financial pages of the newspaper. Democrats put them in the bottom of the bird cage. ~ Will Stanton

Advertisements contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper. ~ Thomas Jefferson Quotes

When woman has a newspaper which fear and favor cannot touch, then it will be that she can freely write her own thoughts. ~ Susan B. Anthony

Newspapers are the schoolmasters of the common people. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

It is better to be making the news than taking it; to be an actor rather than a critic. ~ Winston Churchill Quotes

Many a good newspaper story has been ruined by over verification. ~ James Gordon Bennett

Journalism is popular, but it is popular mainly as fiction. Life is one world, and life seen in the newspapers another. ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

Though it be honest, it is never good to bring bad news. ~ William Shakespeare

If the newspapers are useful in overthrowing tyrants, it is only to establish a tyranny of their own. ~ James Fenimore Cooper

No one knows who is listening, say nothing you would not wish put in the newspapers. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon

For those who govern, the first thing required is indifference to newspapers. ~ Louis Adolphe Thiers

The newspaper is in all its literalness the bible of democracy, the book out of which a people determines its conduct. ~ Walter Lippmann

News as wholesome as the morning air. ~ George Chapman

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

The advertisements are the most truthful part of a newspaper. ~ Thomas Jefferson Quotes

Accuracy is to a newspaper what virtue is to a lady, but a newspaper can always print a retraction. ~ Adlai E. Stevenson

News is that which comes from the North, East, West and South, and if it comes from only one point on the compass, then it is a class ; publication and not news. ~ Benjamin Disraeli

The newspaper is a greater treasure to the people than uncounted millions of gold. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

The one function that TV news performs very well is that when there is no news we give it to you with the same emphasis as if there were. ~ David Brinkley

The advertisements in a newspaper are more full of knowledge in respect to what is going on in a state or community than the editorial columns are. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

When the newspapers have got nothing else to talk about, they cut loose on the young. The young are always news. If they are up to something, that’s news. If they aren’t, that’s news too. ~ Kenneth Rexroth

We live under a government of men and morning newspapers. ~ Wendell Phillips

People everywhere confuse what they read in newspapers with news. ~ A.J. Liebling

One little person, giving all of her time to peace, makes news. Many people, giving some of their time, can make history. ~ Peace Pilgrim

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