Quotes by public-sector

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  • Billie Burke
    Billie Burke
    American actress 1884-1970
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    An actress who has the gift of swaying the emotions of an audience, of compelling tribute of tears, or of moving the public to joyous merriment, cannot always be satisfied to set aside her whole career, in the work that she loves, simply because she is married.
  • Billy Ocean
    Billy Ocean
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    And you realise you're doing a public service in making people happy - as a musician you can give people something a doctor, a lawyer, a politician cannot give them that. It's not scientific. It's spiritual - a good feeling. And although you don't know them personally, the audience are like your friends.
  • Bobby Scott
    Bobby Scott
    American politician 1947-
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    Another example of the educational inequality is the current debate over publicly financed school vouchers which will provide educational opportunities to a privileged handful, but deprive public schools of desperately needed resources.
  • John Philip Sousa
    John Philip Sousa
    American composer and conductor 1854-1932
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    Anybody can write music of a sort. But touching the public heart is quite another thing.
  • Calvin Trillin
    Calvin Trillin
    American journalist, humorist, food writer and poet 1935-
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    Anybody caught selling macrame in public should be dyed a natural color and hung out to dry.
  • Evelyn Waugh
    Evelyn Waugh
    British novelist 1903-1966
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    Anyone who has been to an English public school will always feel comparatively at home in prison. It is the people brought up in the gay intimacy of the slums who find prison so soul-destroying.
  • Barbara Ehrenreich
    Barbara Ehrenreich
    American author and political activist 1941-
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    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better mousetrap, or the contemporary equivalent, can expect to be harassed by strangers demanding that you read their unpublished manuscripts or undergo the humiliation of public speaking, usually on remote Midwestern campuses.
  • Henry Miller
    Henry Miller
    American writer 1891-1980
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    Art is only a means to life, to the life more abundant. It is not in itself the life more abundant. It merely points the way, something which is overlooked not only by the public, but very often by the artist himself. In becoming an end it defeats itself.
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson
    Neil deGrasse Tyson
    American astrophysicist, planetary scientist and author 1958-
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    As a citizen, as a public scientist, I can tell you that Einstein essentially overturned a so strongly established paradigm of science, whereas Darwin didn't really overturn a science paradigm.
  • Ben Chandler
    Ben Chandler
    American politician and lawyer 1959-
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    As attorney general, I've had some connection with just about every important public issue in the last eight years in Kentucky. All of the important public issues of the day have, at some point.
  • Bill de Blasio
    Bill de Blasio
    American politician 1961-
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    As N.Y.C. Public Advocate, I released a report that showed that stop-and-frisks of African Americans in 2012 were barely half as likely to yield a weapon as those of white New Yorkers - and a third less likely to yield contraband. Despite this evidence, the vast majority of those stopped are young black and Latino men.
  • Bob Beauprez
    Bob Beauprez
    American politician and member 1948-
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    As state and federal lawmakers debate the country's energy policies and Colorado's role in the ever-expanding energy economy, let's hope they remember that unnecessary regulations stifle growth while doing nothing for public safety or health.
  • Bernard Mandeville
    Bernard Mandeville
    British writer and artist 1670-1733
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    Ashamed of the many frailties they feel within, all men endeavor to hide themselves, their ugly nakedness, from each other, and wrapping up the true motives of their hearts in the specious cloak of sociableness, and their concern for the public good, they are in hopes of concealing their filthy appetites and the deformity of their desires.
  • Desiderius Erasmus
    Desiderius Erasmus
    Dutch humanist and philosopher 1469-1536
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    Ask a wise man to dinner and he'll upset everyone by his gloomy silence or tiresome questions. Invite him to a dance and you'll have a camel prancing about. Haul him off to a public entertainment and his face will be enough to spoil the people's entertainment.
  • Edwin Hubbel Chapin
    Edwin Hubbel Chapin
    American author and clergyman 1814-1880
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    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.
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