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  • Hannah Arendt
    Hannah Arendt
    German-born American political theorist 1906-1975
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    The trouble with lying and deceiving is that their efficiency depends entirely upon a clear notion of the truth that the liar and deceiver wishes to hide. In this sense, truth, even if it does not prevail in public, possesses an ineradicable primacy over all falsehoods.
  • It'll take a while for all those strange old books that I love to show up on digital: books that aren't current bestsellers but aren't public-domain freebies, either.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    A am a great friend of public amusements, they keep people from vice.
  • James Baldwin
    James Baldwin
    American writer 1924-1987
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    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.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    It is hard to go beyond your public. If they are satisfied with cheap performance, you will not easily arrive at better. If they know what is good, and require it. you will aspire and burn until you achieve it. But from time to time, in history, men are born a whole age too soon.
  • Molière
    Molière
    French playwriter (ps. of J. B. Poquelin) 1622-1673
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    It is the public scandal that offends; to sin in secret is no sin at all.
  • Walter Cronkite
    Walter Cronkite
    American broadcast journalist 1916-2009
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    Our job is only to hold up the mirror - to tell and show the public what has happened.
  • Voltaire
    Voltaire
    French writer and philosopher (ps. of François Marie Arouet) 1694-1778
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    The public is a ferocious beast. One must either chain it up or flee from it.
  • Beatrice Webb
    Beatrice Webb
    English sociologist and economist 1858-1943
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    ... if I had been a man, self-respect, family pressure and the public opinion of my class would have pushed me into a money-making profession; as a mere woman I could carve out a career of disinterested research.
  • Abbott Eliot Kittredge
    Abbott Eliot Kittredge
    American minister 1834-1912
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    A love to Christ which is so cowardly and selfish that it is unwilling to proclaim by a public confession its faith in Him who hung before all the world crucified for sinners, is a love which is hardly worth the name.
    Source: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895)
  • W. H. Auden
    W. H. Auden
    American poet 1907-1973
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    A man has his distinctive personal scent which his wife, his children and his dog can recognize. A crowd has a generalized stink. The public is odorless.
  • Charles Dickens
    Charles Dickens
    English writer 1812-1870
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    A man in public life expects to be sneered at - it is the fault of his elevated situation, and not of himself.
  • Ludwig Wittgenstein
    Ludwig Wittgenstein
    Austrian - English philosopher 1889-1951
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    A man's thinking goes on within his consciousness in a seclusion in comparison with which any physical seclusion is an exhibition to public view.
  • Barry Ritholtz
    Barry Ritholtz
    American author and newspaper columnist
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    A number of bloggers in economics and the financial sector have risen to prominence through the sheer strength of their work. Note it was not their family connections nor ties to Ivy League schools or elite banks, but rather the strength of their research, analysis and writing.
  • Edna St. Vincent Millay
    Edna St. Vincent Millay
    American poet 1892-1950
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    A person who publishes a book appears willfully in public with his pants down.
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