Quotation Explorer - 'Public'

Making mathematics accessible to the educated layman, while keeping high scientific standards, has always been considered a treacherous navigation between the Scylla of professional contempt and the Charybdis of public misunderstanding. - Gian-Carlo Rota
High heels are a short (theist) woman's (subconscious) way of telling God to go to hell in public. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
There could be nothing more scary scene in public relationship than the fact as how most people spend time together without having any liking for one another especially in the corridors of wealth power. - Anuj Somany
One of the characteristics of modern political life is its professionalization, such that it attracts mainly the kind of people with so great an avidity for power and self-importance that they do not mind very much the humiliations of the public exposure to which they are inevitably subjected. - Theodore Dalrymple
Criticism alone can sever the root of materialism, fatalism, atheism, free-thinking, fanaticism, and superstition, which can be injurious universally; as well as of idealism and skepticism, which are dangerous chiefly to the Schools, and hardly allow of being handed on to the public. - Immanuel Kant
We must help young women immerse themselves in a selfless work, perhaps receiving little public praise or attention. Instead, they must feel the Lord’s great love for them and their efforts through the influence of the Holy Ghost. - Neill F. Marriott
Questions of absolute good and evil are much better not opened to public debate these days, when so few people are sure of their absolutes - Sidney Howard
When God is driven to the periphery of the public square, the human spiritual capacity longs for exercise, and it often finds it in the suspension of disbelief and activity of the imagination that are available in novels and movies. - John Granger
Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths.We must be willing to get rid of the life we planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.I have bought this wonderful machine a computer ... it seems to me to be an Old Testament god, with a lot of rules and no mercy. - Joseph Campbell
Through posts and sharing, by exhibiting one’s loves and tastes, personal stories, photos, and more, each curates a public image of oneself on the web, to which one then continually strives to conform. Personal identity becomes one’s reflection in the others’ eyes. - Nicos Hadjicostis
The main element of true reconciliation is the public education system. - Nilantha Ilangamuwa
It was like setting up a guillotine in the public square.You don't expect a thousand people to line up to put their heads in it. - Dave Eggers
TRUST, n. In American politics, a large corporation composed in greater part of thrifty working men, widows of small means, orphans in the care of guardians and the courts, with many similar malefactors and public enemies. - Ambrose Bierce
public self is a conditioned construct of the inner psychological self. - Sigmund Freud
I'd wear any of my private attire for the world to see. But I would rather have an open flesh wound than ever wear a band aid in public. - Lady Gaga
Did I not feel that the time has come for the questions of women's wrongs to be laid before the public? Did I not believe that women herself must do this work, for women alone understand the height, the depth, the breadth of her degradation. - Seneca Falls Convention, 1848 - Elizabeth Cady Stanton
I vote, I participate, I am present, I am concerned" - mirror of a paradoxical mockery, mirror of the indifference of all public signification. - Jean Baudrillard
The critic has to educate the public; the artist has to educate the critic. - Oscar Wilde
What the public wants is the image of passion, not passion itself.
A static hero is a public liability. Progress grows out of motion.
Any writer who puts his words and thoughts out into the public is going to be criticized. - Thomas Moore
Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self. - Cyril Connolly
[The public school system is] usually a twelve year sentence of mind control.Crushing creativity, smashing individualism, encouraging collectivism andcompromise, destroying the exercise of intellectual inquiry, twisting itinstead into meek subservience to authority. - Walter Karp
Statesmanship is developed in the hard knocks of general experience, private and public. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
I represent the public, not public opinion. - Theodore Roosevelt
There is no accountability in the public school system - except for coaches. You know what happens to a losing coach. You fire him. A losing teacher can go on losing for 30 years and then go to glory.
Failures are very public, and successes are short lived. It's the pleasure of drawing funny pictures that makes up for it. - Bill Watterson
I’m dying twice as fastas any other Americanbetween eighteen and thirty-fiveThis disturbs me,but I try not to show it in public. - Essex Hemphill
Writing in English is the most ingenious torture ever devised for sins committed in previous lives. The English reading public explains the reason why. - James Joyce
So far as I am aware no leader of a party of the European left in the past twenty-five years has declared capitalism as such to be unacceptable as a system. The only public figure to do so unhesitatingly was Pope John Paul II. - Eric Hobsbawm
Writing without responsibility is like taking out your cloths in public and begging people to not look at you. - M.F. Moonzajer
Minister: As I was saying, Alex, you can be instrumental in changing the public verdict. Do you understand, Alex? Have I made myself clear?Alex: As an unmuddied lake, Fred. As clear as an azure sky of deepest summer. You can rely on me, Fred. - Anthony Burgess
Our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything. - William Shakespeare
The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money
The government of my country snubs honest simplicity but fondles artistic villainy, and I think I might have developed into a very capable pickpocket if I had remained in the public service a year or two. - Mark Twain
I hold the maxim no less applicable to public than to private affairs, that honesty is always the best policy. - George Washington
The dumbing down of the country reflects itself on Broadway. The shows get dumber, and the public gets used to them. - Stephen Sondheim
Anyone who works is a fool. I don't work - I merely inflict myself upon the public. - Robert Morley
Speak of things public to the public, but of things lofty and secret only to the loftiest and most private of your friends. Hay to the ox and sugar to the parrot.
Now you see, Dr. Stadler, you're speaking as if this book were addressing to a thinking audience. If it were, one would have to be concerned with such matters as accuracy, validity, logic and the prestige of science. But it isn't. It's addressed to the public. - Ayn Rand
The USA legal system is designed to enrich lawyers, protect the government and corporations, and shaft the general public. - Steven Magee
America is now wholly given over to a damned mob of scribbling women, and I should have no chance of success while the public taste is occupied with their trash. - Nathaniel Hawthorne
As I empty my head, I feel wonderful and alive. Sometimes my creation is as beautiful as the feeling it produces, but most often it has to go through many changes before it is considered good enough for public consumption. - Faye E. Robinson
If people in the media cannot decide whether they are in the business of reporting news or manufacturing propaganda, it is all the more important that the public understand that difference, and choose their news sources accordingly. - Thomas Sowell
The introduction of free competition is thus public declaration that from now on the members of society are unequal only to the extent that their capitals are unequal, that capital is the decisive power, and that therefore the capitalists, the bourgeoisie, have become the first class in society. - Karl Marx
Everything you do or say is public relations. - Unknown
The surest hindrance of success is to have too high a standard of refinement in our own minds, or too high an opinion of the judgment of the public. He who is determined not to be satisfied with anything short of perfection will never do anything to please himself or others. - William Hazlitt
Art is not like other culture because its success is not made by its audience. The public fill concert halls and cinemas every day, we read novels by the millions, and buy records by the billions. 'We the people'--affect the making and quality of most of our culture, but not our art. - Banksy
The game never changes, you must be in the secret before you are shown to the public. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Men may make progress, but man never changes. Man loves power and money. No matter the skin color, religion or income level. These symbols of our nation make men drunk with power, who then justify their lust for more by claiming they are public servants. - Glenn Beck
We've determined that Ms. Hauptman is a potential threat to the public safety, and we are bringing her in as a murder suspect who has supernatural powers that make her too dangerous to be incarcerated in the usual ways. - Patricia Briggs
Morals are private. Decency is public. - Rita Mae Brown
You can never underestimate the stupidity of the general public. - Scott Adams
Arrogant pride (abhimaan) means public display of self-pride (maan). - Dada Bhagwan
Not upholding a persons legal rights is a form of abuse. Unfortunately, USA government abuse of the general public is a normal state of affairs in many areas. - Steven Magee
If large numbers of people believe in freedom of speech, there will be freedom of speech, even if the law forbids it. But if public opinion is sluggish, inconvenient minorities will be persecuted, even if laws exist to protect them."[Freedom of the Park, Tribune, 7 December 1945] - George Orwell
The public interest is best served by the free exchange of ideas.
The public is a ferocious beast -- one must either chain it up or flee from it. - Voltaire
One may discover a new side to his most intimate friend when for the first time he hears him speak in public. He will be stranger to him as he is more familiar to the audience. The longest intimacy could not foretell how he would behave then - Henry David Thoreau
I stood and looked at the large framed painting of the Pierrot clown that hung on her wall and sympathised with the tears that rolled down its cheek. Like the clown, I felt contained within a frame, the only difference being my tears were not for public show. - Eileen Munroe
I am asked and I’m speaking to young Canada now are there rewards in public life? There are not monetary but there is a tremendous satisfaction in being able to say I tried, I stood. - John G. Diefenbaker
Writing a book is an adventure. To begin with it is a toy and an amusement. Then it becomes a mistress, then it becomes a master, then it becomes a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster and fling him to the public. - Winston S. Churchill
Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are ruined. - Patrick Henry
I'm not the public.
It is inaccurate to say I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office. - H. L. Mencken
I was a hugely unchaperoned reader, and I would wander into my local public library and there sat the world, waiting for me to look at it, to find out about it, to discover who I might be inside it."[ slams library cuts (The Guardian, 23 June 2011)] - Patrick Ness
A poet who reads his verse in public may have other nasty habits. - Robert A. Heinlein
Public opinion is the worst of all opinions. - Nicolas Chamfort
Accustomed to the veneer of noise, to the shibboleths of promotion, public relations, and market research, society is suspicious of those who value silence.
Public display of mourning is no longer made by people of fashion, although some flashier kinds of widows may insist on sleeping with only black men during the first year after the death.
Government, is the last analysis, is organized opinion. Where there is little or no public opinion, there is likely to be bad government. - MacKenzie King
But after all we are not children, not illiterate juvenile delinquents, not English public school boys who after a night of homosexual romps have to endure the paradox of reading the Ancients in expurgated versions. - Vladimir Nabokov
The collection of taxes which are not absolutely required, which do not beyond reasonable doubt contribute to the public welfare, is only a species of legalized larceny. - Calvin Coolidge
The struggle for freedom is ultimately not resistance to autocrats or oligarchs but resistance to the despotism of public opinion. - Ludwig von Mises
A person who publishes a book appears willfully in public eye with his pants down. - Edna St. Vincent Millay
One good thing about lovers is that they don't take up much room on public transport. - P.K. Shaw
Anybody caught selling macrame in public should be dyed a natural color and hung out to dry. - Calvin Trillin
No great deed, private or public, had ever been undertaken in a bliss of certainty. - Leon Wieseltier
It is not necessary for the public to know whether I am joking or whether I am serious, just as it is not necessary for me to know it myself. - Salvador Dali
The men the American public admire most extravagantly are the most daring liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try to tell them the truth. - H. L. Mencken
If once the people become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress and Assemblies, Judges and Governors, shall all become wolves. It seems to be the law of our general nature, in spite of individual exceptions. - Thomas Jefferson
I’ve seen knives pierce the chest,Children dying in the roadCrawling things hooked and baited,Rapists bound and then castrated,Villains singed in public square.Yet none these sights did make me cringeLike when my Love cut all her hair. - Roman Payne
Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public. - H. L. Mencken
Cosmopolitanism has offered me an ethical perspective and a conceptual framework with which to read the _signs of our times_ as a theologian and intellectual who has a public responsibility for constantly offering a way to engage in this rapidly changing public world. - Namsoon Kang
On a plane you can pick up more and better people than on any other public conveyance since the stagecoach.
One should as a rule respect public opinion in so far as is necessary to avoid starvation and to keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny, and is likely to interfere with happiness in all kinds of ways. - Bertrand Russell
If you're in the public eye, you're either a womanizer or you're gay. I'm neither one.
A devil on being caught for his evil thought and wrong doings gets the help sought of his buddies asking them to go into public with a mask of a civil to rebuke him first virulently and later on revoke all allegations and aspersions cast on him to give him a clean chit. - Anuj Somany
The existence of poverty is the proof of an unjust and ill-organised society, and our public charities are but the first tardy awakening in the conscience of a robber. - Sri Aurobindo
I need to say this you shouldn't trust any government, actually including this one. You should not trust government full stop. The natural inclination of government is to hoard power and information; to accrue power to itself in the name of the public good. - Nick Clegg
What is the difference between unethical and ethical advertising? Unethical advertising uses falsehoods to deceive the public; ethical advertising uses truth to deceive the public. - Vilhjalmur Stefansson
You should not live one way in private, another in public. - Publilius Syrus
I came to the realization that there were certain public issues that were most usefully dealt with within some sort of framework of at least my private beliefs, if not my private life. - Anna Quindlen
Public opinion only affects those who do not know their destiny. - Daryl Baugh
We believed in the existence in this country of a vast reading public for intelligent books at a low price and staked everything on it. - Allen Lane
Public Utility Commission (PUC), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) complaints are rarely upheld. It is estimated that less than 5% of complaints are successful and that the actual number may be below 1% in some cases. - Steven Magee
The problem of power is how to achieve its responsible use rather than its irresponsible and indulgent use - of how to get men of power to live for the public rather than off the public. - Robert F. Kennedy
Don't be carried away by beauty, for the faeces also stays in the rectum of ravishing faces, and their private life is not beautiful as their public life...fear beauty! - Michael Bassey Johnson
I don’t go back and look at my early work, because the last time I did, many years ago, it left me cringing. If one publishes, then one is creating a public record of Learning to Write. - Lorrie Moore
If a believer demands that I, as a nonbeliever, observe his taboos in the public domain, he is not asking for my respect, but for my submission. - Flemming Rose
Tyranny is the exercise of some power over a man, which is not warranted by law, or necessary for the public safety. A people can never be deprived of their liberties, while they retain in their own hands, a power sufficient to any other power in the state. - Noah Webster
And in heaven's name, who are the public enemies?" exclaimed Dr. Leete. "Are they France, England Germany or hunger, cold and nakedness? - Edward Bellamy
As regards moral courage, then, it is not so much that the public schools support it feebly, as that they suppress it firmly. - G.K. Chesterton
When people have no other tyrant, their own public opinion becomes one. - Edward Bulwer-Lytton
The First Lady is an unpaid public servant elected by one person --- her husband. - Lady Bird Johnson
We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public!
I don't believe that the public knows what it wants; this is the conclusion that I have drawn from my career. - Charlie Chaplin
For several years more I maintained public relations with the Almighty. But privately, I ceased to associate with him. - Jean-Paul Sartre
Unless education promotes character making, unless it helps men to be more moral, more just to their fellows, more law abiding, more discriminatingly patriotic and public spirited, it is not worth the trouble taken to furnish it. - William Howard Taft
We would not be ashamed of doing some of the things we do in private, if the number of sane human beings who do them in public were large enough. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
The human brain starts working the moment you are born and never stops until you stand up to speak in public. - George Jessel
All the President is, is a glorified public relations man who spends his time flattering, kissing and kicking people to get them to do what they are supposed to do anyway. - Harry S Truman
Pop is about speaking everybody's language. The imagery and iconography we instantly recognize. When you can rely on things that the public already knows, you're dealing with Pop. - Nuno Roque
The biggest mistake that you will make in life is believing that governments act in the public interest. - Steven Magee
When I appear in public, people expect me to neigh, grind my teeth paw the ground and swish my tail --- none of which is easy.
Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self." - "Meglio scrivere per se stessi e non avere un pubblico piuttosto che scrivere per gli altri e non essere se stessi". - Cyril Connolly
Honesty is the great essential. It exalts the individual citizenship, and, without honesty, no man deserves the confidence of the people in private pursuit or in public office. - Warren G. Harding
Prayer in private results in boldness in public. - Edwin Louis Cole
HEMP, n. A plant from whose fibrous bark is made an article of neckwear which is frequently put on after public speaking in the open air and prevents the wearer from taking cold. - Ambrose Bierce
Ideas matter—and philosophy is the art of thinking about them rigorously. In my view, that should be done in as public a forum as possible. - Sam Harris
Public prayers of are of little value unless they are founded on or followed up by private praying. - E.M. Bounds
My Alma mater is the Chicago Public Library. - David Mamet
The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men. - Plato
The first mistake in public business is the going into it. - Benjamin Franklin
A poet that reads his verse in public may have other nasty habits.
Even wondered about the difference?Autobiography: The usually self-serving accounts of personal accomplishments by a public figure.Memoir: The usually self-serving accounts of someone whose only accomplishments are often self-pity and vindictiveness. - Raul Ramos y Sanchez
In politics, a conflict only exists in public; otherwise it is merely a potential for conflict, which we can never be certain exists or will materialize. - Kanan Makiya
What good is praying in public if you as an individual do not follow The Teachings of GOD'S Prophets in The Holy Bible ? Repent ! - Errol Anthony Smythe.
Don't let public opinions pinion you - Constance Friday
NOMINEE, n. A modest gentleman shrinking from the distinction of private life and diligently seeking the honorable obscurity of public office. - Ambrose Bierce
REFERENDUM, n. A law for submission of proposed legislation to a popular vote to learn the nonsensus of public opinion. - Ambrose Bierce
RESTITUTIONS, n. The founding or endowing of universities and public libraries by gift or bequest. - Ambrose Bierce
In the modern world the intelligence of public opinion is the one indispensable condition for social progress. - Charles W. Eliot
I’ve seen daggers pierce the chest,Children dying in the road,Crawling things hooked and baited,Rapists bound and then castrated,Villains singed in public square.Yet none these sights did make me cringeLike when my Love cut all her hair. - Roman Payne
Two things a wise man never discloses to the public; his money and his women. - Habeeb Akande
All [zoos] actually offer to the public in return for the taxes spent upon them is a form of idle and witless amusement, compared to which a visit to a penitentiary, or even to a State legislature in session, is informing, stimulating and ennobling. - H. L. Mencken
If a man is proud of you in public, he will always be proud of you. - M.F. Moonzajer
Public speaking is very easy. - Dan Quayle
To read your own poetry in public is a kind of mental incest.
Every man ought to be supposed a knave, and to have no other end, in all his actions, but private interest. By this interest we must govern him, and by means of it, make him cooperate to public good, notwithstanding his unsatiable avarice and ambition. - Alexander Hamilton
The irony of a writer is he/she craves privacy to pen words that crave the public. - Alisha "Priti" Kirpalani
I have the consolation of having added nothing to my private fortune during my public service, and of retiring with hands clean as they are empty. - Thomas Jefferson
No place affords a more striking conviction of the vanity of human hopes than a public library. - Samuel Johnson
America’s treasure troves of public and private data, IP, and critical infrastructure continues to be pilfered, annihilated, and disrupted, while an organizational culture of ‘Participation Trophy Winners managed by tech neophyte executives continue to lose one battle after the next. - James Scott, Sr. Fellow, Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology
Toward the end of the Second World War, anew consciousness arose amongst the publicand policy makers of the Western World. Afterten years of crippling economic depressionand another five at war, the public demandedsomething new from their disintegratingurban environments. - Lucas Mascotto-Carbone
Let us save what remains: not by vaults and locks which fence them from the public eye and use in consigning them to the waste of time, but by such a multiplication of copies, as shall place them beyond the reach of accident. - Thomas Jefferson
The public will believe anything, so long as it is not founded on truth. - Edith Sitwell
Sex education classes in our public schools are promoting incest.
How much of the national news that you report to the public each night consists of information you've actually gone out and dug up on your own?
government is legitimate not so much because it represents the 'general will', but because its policies are, ideally and counterfactually, the result of the public deliberation of all who are concerned by the decision - Frédéric Vandenberghe
Each book holds an experience and an adventure."[Letters of Note; Troy (MI, USA) Public Library, 1971] - Neil Armstrong
Show me the man who keeps his house in hand,He's fit for public authority. - Sophocles
It's my job to play this role that I'm cast in to the very best of my ability, the same as any other actor. You can't possibly be yourself in the public eye. All the little things that make us human don't stand up under the scrutiny of the camera. [on being a public figure] - Adrian Lamo
I want more,' he says. 'I want more with you. I want to hold hands in public. I want to drive you home from work and give you a kiss good night. And talk on the phone so late we fall asleep. - Julie Murphy
Politics: private interests masquerading as public concerns. - Marty Rubin
A true artist takes no notice whatever of the public. The public are to him non-existent - Oscar Wilde
Fame lost its appeal for me when I went into a public restroom and an autograph seeker handed me a pen and paper under the stall door. - Marlo Thomas
There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty. - John Adams
We have a large public that is very ignorant about public affairs and very susceptible to simplistic slogans by candidates who appear out of nowhere, have no track record, but mouth appealing slogans - Zbigniew Brzeziński
What do you mean by sound government?'Good public order, no corruption in high places, freedom from fear and war and crime, a reasonably equitable distribution of wealth and resources, concern for the individual life.'Then we haven't got sound government. - P.D. James
While the invisible hand looks after the private sector, the invisible foot kicks the public sector to pieces. - Herman E. Daly
NOTORIETY, n. The fame of one's competitor for public honors. The kind of renown most accessible and acceptable to mediocrity. A Jacob's-ladder leading to the vaudeville stage, with angels ascending and descending. - Ambrose Bierce
Public education was not founded to give society what it wants. Quite the opposite. - May Sarton
I am despised by an army of undiscerning academic highbrows, and ridiculed by semi-educated and vengeful "China-experts" whose era of translating Chinese into Western categories has now come to an end. The public is ready for non-European vocabularies. - Thorsten J. Pattberg
All struggles against oppression in the modern woeld begin by redefining what had previously been consideered private, non-public and non-political issues as matters of public concern, as issues of justice, as sites of power. - Şeyla Benhabib
There is nothing which can better deserve our patronage than the promotion of science and literature. Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness. - George Washington
Staying with detractors is like sleeping in a room located just behind the public toilet. You will never feel comfortable until you relocate. - Israelmore Ayivor
People never grow up, they just learn how to act in public. - Bryan White
Politics: "The conduct of public affairs for private advantage." - Ambrose Bierce
You can learn as much - or more - from one glance at a private space as you can from hours of exposure to a public face. - Malcolm Gladwell
The question will arise and arise in your day, though perhaps not fully in mine: Which shall rule wealth or man? Which shall lead money or intellect? Who shall fill public stations educated and patriotic freemen or the feudal serfs of corporate capital? - Edward G. Ryan
If we were rational enough to judge what we are fed based on what we are fed, those in the business of selling us hope (i.e., public speakers, presidents, priests, etc.) wouldn't wear suits. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
The measure of a country’s prosperity should not be how many poor people drive cars, but how many affluent people use public transportation. - Michael Hogan
By holding hands a couple can always say a lot of things they couldn’t have otherwise said in a public place. Among a million people, they can touch and tickle each other at their most intimate places: their hearts. - Love, Life, and Logic
I have never believed there was one code of morality for a public and another for a private man. - Thomas Jefferson
Science replaces private prejudice with public, verifiable evidence. - Richard Dawkins
BACCHUS, n. A convenient deity invented by the ancients as an excuse for getting drunk. Is public worship, then, a sin, That for devotions paid to Bacchus The lictors dare to run us in, And resolutely thump and whack us? Jorace - Ambrose Bierce
It took me twenty years of studied self-restraint, aided by the natural decay of my faculties, to make myself dull enough to be accepted as a serious person by the British public. - George Bernard Shaw
Quotations (such as have point and lack triteness) from the great old authors are an act of reverence on the part of the quoter, and a blessing to a public grown superficial and external.
To disagree with three-fourths of the British public is one of the first requisites of sanity. - Oscar Wilde
I knew I belonged to the public and to the world, not because I was talented or even beautiful, but because I had never belonged to anything or anyone else. - Marilyn Monroe
To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public. - Theodore Roosevelt
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office. - Aesop
Writing is the only art form where a good number of the artists make a slice of their living criticizing one another in print, in public. - Christian Bauman
does a society exist where it's become acceptable to wear 'helmets' enclosing one's entire head when in public to preempt social interaction - Tao Lin
Only the public can make a star. It's the studios who try to make a system out of it. - Marilyn Monroe
Public opinion is a compound of folly, weakness, prejudice, wrong felling, right feeling, obstinacy, and newspaper paragraphs.
Copyright: a system of monopoly privilege over the expression of ideas that enables government to stop consumer-friendly economic development and reward uncompetitive and legally privileged elites to fleece the public through surreptitious use of coercion. - Jeffrey Tucker
The person identifies with the image the others have created of him on Facebook, and this image in turn guides his life and actions. He comes to believe that his public image (with the comments underneath it) is who he is. - Nicos Hadjicostis
Success always occurs in private and failure in full public view. - Unknown
Better to work for yourself alone. You do as you like and follow your own ideas, you admire yourself and please yourself: isn’t that the main thing? And then the public is so stupid. Besides, who reads? And what do they read? And what do they admire? - Gustave Flaubert
And there you sit, gloating over what you have done, as if you were a martyr or a public benefactor -- as complacent and smug and misunderstood as a princess from the moon forced to herd goats! - Hope Mirrlees
Art serves to confront that which is outside order, to give form to the obscene. In the process, it opens it to transformations that can not only make it safe for public consumption, not a powerful vehicle through which to address the public imagination. - Jennifer Birkett
Folly consists not in committing Folly, but in being incapable of concealing it. All men make mistakes, but the wise conceal the blunders they have made, while fools make them public. Reputation depends more on what is hidden than on what is seen. If you can’t be good, be careful. - Baltasar Gracián
You can't understand a city without using its public transportation system. - Erol Ozan
Public strengthens politics but politics weakens public. - Amit Kalantri
I can't bring myself to watch yet another video, not because I don't care, but because we're all just a few videos away from becoming completely desensitized. The public execution of Black folks will never be normal. - Andrena Sawyer
ultimately, the long-term goal is to have a critically informed public vote out of office representatives that are sacrificing children to the corporate bottom line with prepackaged teacher-proof curricula, standardized tests, and accountability schemes. - Pepi Leistyna
the government tends to act like a corporation treating the public as its consumers rather than its citizens - Fairclough Norman
Most USA citizens never realize that the systems of public protection are essentially useless until they try to use them. At that point they learn the hard way that government agencies like OSHA, FCC, FDA, police internal affairs, disability, and the like do not work for them. - Steven Magee
The drive to Santa Fe on I-25 is midly zen. There are public road signs that say "Gusty Winds May Exist". This seems more like lazy philosophy than travel advice. - Chuck Klosterman
Even when you are lazy and don't have the effort to learn something sit somewhere in public and try to observe the stupid people around you, that would be more than enough learning for the day. - Neymat Khan
Life is like playing the violin in public and learning the instrument as one goes on. - Samuel Butler
Homeschooling and public schooling are as opposite as two sides of a coin. In a homeschooling environment, the teacher need not be certified, but the child MUST learn. In a public school environment, the teacher MUST be certified, but the child need NOT learn. - Gene Royer
Public symbols matter. They are one of the ways we tell each other, and the world, what we honor. - Michael W. McConnell
I believe we have an obligation to read for pleasure, in private and in public places. If we read for pleasure, if others see us reading, then we learn, we exercise our imaginations. We show others that reading is a good thing."[The Guardian, 15 October 2013] - Neil Gaiman
Success always hugs you in private,but failure slaps you in the public... - sahil banga
No one ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public.
In cities where peace and the arts flourish, men are more consumed by jealousy, worry, and anxiety than they are in cities under the blight of a besieging army. Private sorrows are more bitter than public suffering. - Voltaire
It is difficult to make a reputation, but is even more difficult seriously to mar a reputation once properly made --- so faithful is the public. - Arnold Bennett
Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public. - Cornel West
To be independent of public opinion is the first formal condition of achieving anything great. - Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Justice: To seek it, one must be willing to give up the right to privacy, as nothing more private will become more public.
Nearly all legislation involves a weighing of public needs as against private desires; and likewise a weighing of relative social values. - Louis D. Brandeis
To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, right or wrong - is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public. - Theodore Roosevelt
Transparency is critical in public health and epidemics; laypeople become either effective force-multipliers or stubborn walls. - T.K. Naliaka
All the horrors of the reign of terror were based on concern for public tranquility. - Leo Tolstoy
Language is the apparel in which your thoughts parade before the public. - George Crane
Today's public figures can no longer write their own speeches or books, and there is some evidence that they can't read them either. - Gore Vidal
When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property - Thomas Jefferson
Etymology, n.: Some early etymological scholars come up with derivations that were hard for the public to believe. The term "etymology" was formed from the Latin "etus" ("eaten"), the root "mal" ("bad"), and "logy" ("study of"). It meant "the study of things that are hard to swallow."
Torturing innocents, murdering civilians and destroying public property; they are all the gifts we have been given by religion. - M.F. Moonzajer
Public schoolboys are not merely conservatives, they are by nature totalitarian reactionaries. - David Benedictus
's characteristics & willingness to perform more than others simply makes him stand out in public and differentiate him from those who are not successful - Chris Salamone
The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius. - Oscar Wilde
I have nothing but contempt for the kind of governor who is afraid, for whatever reason, to follow the course that he knows is best for the State; and as for the man who sets private friendship above the public welfare - I have no use for him either. - Sophocles
The public wants work which flatters its illusions. - Gustave Flaubert
There are two motives for writing a book: one, that you may save what you know, the other, that you may share what you know with the public. - Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
You couldn't be that good and not know it, somewhere in your secret heart, however much you'd been abused into affecting public humility. - Lois McMaster Bujold
Kids are never the problem. They are born scientists. The problem is always the adults. They beat the curiosity out of kids. They outnumber kids. They vote. They wield resources. That's why my public focus is primarily adults. - Neil deGrasse Tyson
The general public of the wireless western nations are very tolerant to the radiation poisoning of the next generation of children by their corporate controlled governments. - Steven Magee
The force of public opinion cannot be resisted when permitted freely to be expressed. The agitation it produces must be submitted to. - Thomas Jefferson
Now art should never try to be popular. The public should try to make itself artistic. - Oscar Wilde
Privatizing our public schools makes as much sense as privatizing the fire department or or the police department - Diane Ravitch
Accurate scholarship can unearth the whole offence from luther untill noe that has driven a culture mad. From what occured at linz what huge imago made a psychopathic god. i and the public know what all schoolchildren learn those to whom evil is done do evil in return. - W. H. Auden
My mom grew up in Spanish Harlem and the Bronx and gave me an invaluable piece of advice for dealing with people in New York - if someone's bugging you just act crazy. I've modified her approach somewhat. Public displays of religiosity work just as well as feigning psychosis. - Waiter Rant
Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head; And this our life, exempt from public haunt, Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, Sermons in stones, and good in everything. - William Shakespeare
When you are growing up there are two institutional places that affect you most powerfully: the church, which belongs to God, and the public library, which belongs to you. The public library is a great equaliser. - Keith Richards
Unless government appropriately regulates oil developments and holds oil executives accountable, the public will not trust them to drill, baby, drill. And we must! - Sarah Palin
Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. - James Madison
I'd like to see much more understanding of emotional issues around hurt, abandonment, disappointment, longing, failure and shame, where they stem from and how they drive people and policies brought into public discourse. - Susie Orbach
A person has to be too much selfish to fulfill own wish of being surrounded by many people often, else s/he feels suffocated due to hatred or hidden jealousy from the most public around her/him. - Anuj Somany
Theory of public goods. Theory that if I take you euro (as an elected state government) and give fifty cents back... you will be happier and I will be satisfied. - Radovan Kavický
In old days books were written by men of letters and read by the public. Nowadays books are written by the public and read by nobody. - Oscar Wilde
Americans detest all lies except lies spoken in public or printed lies. - Edgar Watson Howe
Since when is public safety the root password to the Constitution?
Public confidence in the integrity of the Government is indispensable to faith in democracy; and when we lose faith in the system, we have lost faith in everything we fight and spend for. - Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.
Applause, mingled with boos and hisses, is about all that the average voter is able or willing to contribute to public life. - Elmer Davis
If unconventional ideas = sperm, then public opinion = abortion. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Pampered content is a public resignation of artistic integrity. - Kevin Focke
Don't let out your true behaviour in the public, even if you were born nasty, make others feel you were well bred. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Doing the right thing is the surest path to public condemnation. - Jeffrey Scott Jenkins
It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office. - H. L. Mencken
Public opinion is a weak tyrant compared with our own private opinion. What a man thinks of himself, that is which determines, or rather indicates, his fate. - Henry David Thoreau
If a woman chooses to support her husband and become First Lady, I believe she must do so with the understanding that the public expects the full-meal deal. - Venita Ellick
A learned person underrates own intelligence & overvalues others importance, so remains in public largely shy; the foolish people overrates own importance & undervalues others intelligence, so often publicly lie. - Anuj Somany
The drama of the essay is the way the public life intersects with my personal and private life. It's in that intersection that I find the energy of the essay. - Richard Rodriguez
To an extent, we get the big businesses we deserve. No conversation about the role of business in society is complete without considering the role of the public. Ultimately it is the public as consumers, as citizens who create the environment in which business operates. - Jon Miller
IMPOSTOR n. A rival aspirant to public honors. - Ambrose Bierce
Self-criticism is the secret weapon of democracy, and candor and confession are good for the public soul - Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.
gay marriage... always being an issue for the voting public when it should be an individual‘s private choice. - G.A. Hauser
In this age, in this country, public sentiment is everything. With it, nothing can fail; against it, nothing can succeed. Whoever molds public sentiment goes deeper than he who enacts statutes, or pronounces judicial decisions. - Abraham Lincoln
The thing that breaks the heart of God and makes him to cry out of frustration for his men and their whereabouts is when equity has been squeezed out of the public square - Sunday Adelaja
For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for nature cannot be fooled. - Richard Feynman
I and my public understand each other very well; it does not hear what I say, and I don't say what it wants to hear. - Karl Kraus
Life is like playing a violin in public and learning the instrument as one goes on. - Samuel Butler
Some politicians are much noisier than the dogs! Just like teaching a dog how to hush, public must likewise teach those politicians to shush! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Public libraries have been a mainstay of my life. They represent an individual's right to acquire knowledge; they are the sinews that bind civilized societies the world over. Without libraries, I would be a pauper, intellectually and spiritually. - James A. Michener
When widely followed public figures feel free to say anything, without any fact-checking, it becomes impossible for a democracy to think intelligently about big issues. - Thomas L. Friedman
Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some hire public relations officers. - Daniel J. Boorstin
The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything. Except what is worth knowing. Journalism, conscious of this, and having tradesman-like habits, supplies their demands. - Oscar Wilde
These secrets are not secrets per se but are truths hidden from public view. I had to write this book. There had to be a reason I survived to tell this story. - Rebecca Allard
Public opinion is a weak tyrant compared with our own private opinion. what a man thinks of himself, that it is which determines, or rather indicates, his fate. - Henry David Thoreau
Decisions of character come from understanding that they are accountable to God only, not to family, spouses, religious leaders, corporations, public opinion or your own ego. - Shannon L. Alder
One should respect public opinion insofar as is necessary to avoid starvation and keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny. - Bertrand Russell
The [Interstate Commerce] commission, as its functions have now been limited by the courts is, or can be made, of great use to the railroads. It satisfies the public clamor for a government supervision of railroads, at the same time that that supervision is almost entirely nominal.
Public speaking is the art of diluting a two-minute idea with a two-hour vocabulary. - Evan Esar
To write as if your life depended on it; to write across the chalkboard, putting up there in public the words you have dredged; sieved up in dreams, from behind screen memories, out of silence-- words you have dreaded and needed in order to know you exist. - Adrienne Rich
The lamb misused breeds public strifeAnd yet forgives the butcher's knife. - William Blake
There is no right to strike against the public safety by anybody, anywhere, any time. - Calvin Coolidge
The best government rests on the people, and not on the few, on persons and not on property, on the free development of public opinion and not on authority.
The extreme limit of wisdom-- that is what the public calls madness. - Jean Cocteau
Poetry is the one place where people can speak their original human mind. It is the outlet for people to say in public what is known in private. - Allen Ginsberg
Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. The savage's whole existence is public, ruled by the laws of his tribe. Civilization is the process of setting man free from men. - Ayn Rand
The public doesn't want new music; the main thing it demands of a composer is that he be dead. - Arthur Honegger
Most people have seen worse things in private than they pretend to be shocked at in public. - Edgar Watson Howe
I believe the visionaries and true reflections of society will be rewarded after their lives. Those being rewarded now are giving the public what it needs now, usually applauding its current state and clearing consciences. - Hollace M. Metzger
That’s the biggest purpose of religious gathering: permission to look terrible in public. We used to go to church to confess our worst behaviour, to be heard and forgiven, then to be redeemed and accepted back into our community Chuck Palahniuk - Chuck Palahniuk in interview with TMO
And this our life, exempt from public haunt, Finds tongues in trees, books in running brooks, Sermons in stones, and good in everything. - William Shakespeare
The public library is where place and possibility meet. - Stuart Dybek
Being able to read well in public and talk about your work in an engaging fashion is part of most writers' job specification. - Sara Sheridan
The way things are supposed to work is that we're supposed to know virtually everything about what they [the government] do: that's why they're called public servants. They're supposed to know virtually nothing about what we do: that's why we're called private individuals. - Glenn Greenwald
Slartibartfast's study was a total mess, like the results of an explosion in a public library. - Douglas Adams
Never be entirely idle; but either be reading, or writing, or praying or meditating or endeavoring something for the public good. - Thomas a Kempis
Normal people are just freaks who are afraid to be themselves in public. - Anonymous
Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self."[The New Statesman, February 25, 1933] - Cyril Connolly
We Greeks believe that a man who takes no part in public affairs is not merely lazy, but good for nothing - Thucydides
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