Bill O’Reilly (1949-Present)

“If you have good friends keep them. If you don’t have good friends, get them. True friendship, a rare gift, is never taken lightly. Your friends will tell you the truth about yourself, and not charge you $200 an hour. They will tell you the truth but they will stick by you when the rest of the world turns away.”

“The children of America have seen with their own eyes that liars can win and cheaters can prosper. They know that our nation will accept venal behavior and, in some cases, reward it with tremendous wealth and power. So why wouldn’t they lie, cheat and steal?”

“Evil cannot be “treated” — nor should it be. Evil has to [be] confronted and destroyed and it matters not why the evil is in play. Society has no obligation to try to rehabilitate evil.”

“Conservative people tend to see the world in black and white terms, good and evil. Liberals see grays. In any talk format, you have to pound home a strong point of view. If you’re not providing controversy and excitement, people won’t listen, or watch.”

“Americans will respect your beliefs if you just keep them private. Keep it private.”

“I’ve been to Africa three times. All right? You can’t bring Western reasoning into the culture. The same way you can’t bring it into fundamental Islam.”

“It’s hard to do it because you gotta look people in the eye and tell ’em they’re irresponsible and lazy. And who’s gonna wanna do that? Because that’s what poverty is, ladies and gentlemen. In this country, you can succeed if you get educated and work hard. Period. Period.”

“As the tree is bent, so it will grow.”

“This country is a better place because Fox News has succeeded.”

“That’s my advice to all homosexuals, whether they’re in the Boy Scouts, or in the Army or in high school: Shut up, don’t tell anybody what you do, your life will be a lot easier.”

“At the end of the day, every child has learned the lesson of spin: Almost every wrong action can be stripped of consequences, along with the need for feelings of guilt and remorse.”

“I am not going to let oppressive, totalitarian, anti- Christian forces in this country diminish and denigrate the holiday and the celebration.”

“Sometimes I say each. … It doesn’t really matter to me.”

“Jobs that cannot be delivered must never be promised. It’s unfair to raise people’s hopes that way.”

“Public misbehavior by the famous is a powerful teaching tool.”

“For some people, there is no such thing as the truth.”

“I don’t like being famous”

“Will African-Americans break away from the pack thinking and reject immorality – because that’s the reason the family’s breaking apart–alcohol, drugs, infidelity. You have to reject that, and it doesn’t seem – and I’m broadly speaking here, but a lot of African-Americans won’t reject it.”

“We are chasing down the truth here and that is a hard game.”

“Commentary and opinion is not spin. What spin is, is taking a set of circumstances, all right, and taking that circumstance and making it not what it is.”

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