Quotes by public
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German-born American political theorist 1906-1975
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.
American writer 1924-1987
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
American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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.
English sociologist and economist 1858-1943
... 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.
American attorney 1934-
Dr. Rice's record on Iraq gives me great concern. In her public statements she clearly overstated and exaggerated the intelligence concerning Iraq before the war in order to support the President's decision to initiate military action against Iraq.
French playwriter (ps. of J. B. Poquelin) 1622-1673
It is the public scandal that offends; to sin in secret is no sin at all.
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.
American broadcast journalist 1916-2009
Our job is only to hold up the mirror - to tell and show the public what has happened.
French writer and philosopher (ps. of François Marie Arouet) 1694-1778
The public is a ferocious beast. One must either chain it up or flee from it.
Booker T. Washington
American Black Leader and Educator 1856-1915
There is another class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs-partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.Source: My Larger Education: Being Chapters from My Experience (1911)
English writer 1709-1784
A am a great friend of public amusements, they keep people from vice.
Abbott Eliot Kittredge
American minister 1834-1912
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
American poet 1907-1973
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.
English writer 1812-1870
A man in public life expects to be sneered at - it is the fault of his elevated situation, and not of himself.
Austrian - English philosopher 1889-1951
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.