# Herbert Bayard Swope Quotes (5 quotations)

1. Don't forget that the only two things people read in a story are the first and last sentences. Give them blood in the eye on the first one. - Herbert Bayard Swope

2. I cannot give the formula for success, but I can give you the formula of failure - which is try to please everybody. - Herbert Bayard Swope

3. I can't give you a sure-fire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time. - Herbert Bayard Swope

4. The first duty of a newspaper is to be accurate. If it be accurate, it follows that it is fair. - Herbert Bayard Swope

5. The secret of a successful newspaper is to take one story each day and bang the hell out of it. Give the public what it wants to have and part of what it ought to have whether it wants it or not. - Herbert Bayard Swope

2. I cannot give the formula for success, but I can give you the formula of failure - which is try to please everybody. - Herbert Bayard Swope

3. I can't give you a sure-fire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time. - Herbert Bayard Swope

4. The first duty of a newspaper is to be accurate. If it be accurate, it follows that it is fair. - Herbert Bayard Swope

5. The secret of a successful newspaper is to take one story each day and bang the hell out of it. Give the public what it wants to have and part of what it ought to have whether it wants it or not. - Herbert Bayard Swope