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When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The men who succeed best in public life are those who take the risk of standing by their own convictions.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is necessary that one who really and truly fights for the right, if he is to survive even for a short time, shall act as a private man, not as a public man.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Democracy is the wholesome and pure air without which a socialist public organization cannot live a full-blooded life.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The tumultuous populace of large cities are ever to be dreaded. Their indiscriminate violence prostrates for the time all public authority, and its consequences are sometimes extensive and terrible.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The price of power is responsibility for the public good.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Opinions are formed in a process of open discussion and public debate, and where no opportunity for the forming of opinions exists, there may be moods --moods of the masses and moods of individuals, the latter no less fickle and unreliable than the former --but no opinion.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Literary confessors are contemptible, like beggars who exhibit their sores for money, but not so contemptible as the public that buys their books.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Americans, unhappily, have the most remarkable ability to alchemize all bitter truths into an innocuous but piquant confection and to transform their moral contradictions, or public discussion of such contradictions, into a proud decoration, such as are given for heroism on the battle field.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The public is wiser than the wisest critic.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Whatever failures I have known, whatever errors I have committed, whatever follies I have witnessed in private and public life have been the consequence of action without thought.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Mistakes, scandals, and failures no longer signal catastrophe. The crucial thing is that they be made credible, and that the public be made aware of the efforts being expended in that direction. The marketing immunity of governments is similar to that of the major brands of washing powder.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Compare the cinema with theatre. Both are dramatic arts. Theatre brings actors before a public and every night during the season they re-enact the same drama. Deep in the nature of theatre is a sense of ritual. The cinema, by contrast, transports its audience individually, singly, out of the theatre towards the unknown.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Nothing can be more contemptible than to suppose Public Records to be true.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
All you owe the public is a good performance.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
By the worldly standards of public life, all scholars in their work are of course oddly virtuous. They do not make wild claims, they do not cheat, they do not try to persuade at any cost, they appeal neither to prejudice nor to authority, they are often frank about their ignorance, their disputes are fairly decorous, they do not confuse what is being argued with race, politics, sex or age, they listen patiently to the young and to the old who both know everything. These are the general virtues of scholarship, and they are peculiarly the virtues of science.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Friendship should be a private pleasure, not a public boast. I loathe those braggarts who are forever trying to invest themselves with importance by calling important people by their first names in or out of print. Such first-naming for effect makes me cringe.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A public opinion poll is no substitute for thought.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Bath twice a day to be really clean, once a day to be passably clean, once a week to avoid being a public menace.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for its welfare.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In effect, to follow, not to force the public inclination; to give a direction, a form, a technical dress, and a specific sanction, to the general sense of the community, is the true end of legislature.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The public do not know enough to be experts, but know enough to decide between them.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Life is like playing the violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The public buys its opinions as it buys its meat, or takes in its milk, on the principle that it is cheaper to do this than to keep a cow. So it is, but the milk is more likely to be watered.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The popularity of that baby-faced boy, who possessed not even the elements of a good actor, was a hallucination in the public mind, and a disgrace to our theatrical history.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Only as long as a company can produce a desired, worthwhile, and needed product or service, and can command the public, will it receive the public dollar and succeedMore [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
For the superior morality, of which we hear so much, we too would desire to be thankful: at the same time, it were but blindness to deny that this superior morality is properly rather an inferior criminality, produced not by greater love of Virtue, but by greater perfection of Police; and of that far subtler and stronger Police, called Public Opinion.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The bed is now as public as the dinner table and governed by the same rules of formal confrontation.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A private sin is not so prejudicial in this world, as a public indecency.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There are certain times when public opinion is the worst of all opinions.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The reading public is intellectually adolescent at best, and it is obvious that what is called significant literature will only be sold to this public by exactly the same methods as are used to sell it toothpaste, cathartics and automobiles.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
At the bottom of not a little of the bravery that appears in the world, there lurks a miserable cowardice. Men will face powder and steel because they have not the courage to face public opinion.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The basic idea which runs right through modern history and modern liberalism is that the public has got to be marginalized. The general public are viewed as no more than ignorant and meddlesome outsiders, a bewildered herd.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is no such thing as public opinion. There is only published opinion.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Much more than our other needs and endeavors, it is sexuality that puts us on an even footing with our kind: the more we practice it, the more we become like everyone else: it is in the performance of a reputedly bestial function that we prove our status as citizens: nothing is more public than the sexual act.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The measure of your quality as a public person, as a citizen, is the gap between what you do and what you say.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Your every voter, as surely as your chief magistrate, exercises a public trust.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What arouses the indignation of the honest satirist is not, unless the man is a prig, the fact that people in positions of power or influence behave idiotically, or even that they behave wickedly. It is that they conspire successfully to impose upon the public a picture of themselves as so very sagacious, honest and well-intentioned.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What the public criticizes in you, cultivate. It is you.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is a besetting vice of democracies to substitute public opinion for law. This is the usual form in which masses of men exhibit their tyranny.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The Inside-Out approach to personal and interpersonal effectiveness means to start first with self; even more fundamentally, to start with the most inside part of self -- with your paradigms, your character, and your motives. The inside-out approach says that private victories precede public victories, that making and keeping promises to ourselves recedes making and keeping promises to others. It says it is futile to put personality ahead of character, to try to improve relationships with others before improving ourselves.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Sermons remain one of the last forms of public discourse where it is culturally forbidden to talk back.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The media no longer ask those who know something to share that knowledge with the public. Instead they ask those who know nothing to represent the ignorance of the public and, in so doing, to legitimate it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If I had my way books would not be written in English, but in an exceedingly difficult secret language that only skilled professional readers and story-tellers could interpret. Then people like you would have to go to public halls and pay good prices to hear the professionals decode and read the books aloud for you. This plan would have the advantage of scaring off all amateur authors, retired politicians, country doctors and I-Married-a-Midget writers who would not have the patience to learn the secret language.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I will fight for my children on any level so they can reach their potential as human beings and in their public duties.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The kindness and affection from the public have carried me through some of the most difficult periods, and always your love and affection have eased the journey.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
So many people supported me through my public life and I will never forget them.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A man in public life expects to be sneered at -- it is the fault of his elevated situation, and not of himself.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What we call public opinion is generally public sentiment.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I have found it impossible to carry the heavy burden of responsibility and to discharge my duties as King as I would wish to do without the help and support of the woman I love. I now quit altogether public affairs, and I lay down my burden.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The label of liberalism is hardly a sentence to public ignominy: otherwise Bruce Springsteen would still be rehabilitating used Cadillacs in Asbury Park and Jane Fonda, for all we know, would be just another overweight housewife.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Anyone who has invented a better mousetrap, or the contemporary equivalent, can expect to be harassed by strangers demanding that you read their unpublished manuscripts or undergo the humiliation of public speaking, usually on remote Midwestern campuses.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The German intellect wants the French sprightliness, the fine practical understanding of the English, and the American adventure; but it has a certain probity, which never rests in a superficial performance, but asks steadily, To what end? A German public asks for a controlling sincerity.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Nothing is so foolish, they say, as for a man to stand for office and woo the crowd to win its vote, buy its support with presents, court the applause of all those fools and feel self-satisfied when they cry their approval, and then in his hour of triumph to be carried round like an effigy for the public to stare at, and end up cast in bronze to stand in the market place.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The more highly public life is organized the lower does its morality sink.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Those who govern, having much business on their hands, do not generally like to take the trouble of considering and carrying into execution new projects. The best public measures are therefore seldom adopted from previous wisdom, but forced by the occasion.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What vast additions to the conveniences and comforts of living might mankind have acquired, if the money spent in wars had been employed in works of public utility; what an extension of agriculture even to the tops of our mountains; what rivers rendered navigable, or joined by canals; what bridges, aqueducts, new roads, and other public works, edifices, and improvements might not have been obtained by spending those millions in doing good, which in the last war have been spent in doing mischief.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Ignorance, forgetfulness, or contempt of the rights of man are the only causes of public misfortunes and of the corruption of governments.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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