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I worked as a teacher in the public school system in New York City for several years, and I was a victim of the layoffs, you know, in the mid-'70s. And then I worked as a sales engineer for a company in New Jersey that was selling industrial filtration equipment.
Feisal Abdul Rauf
Bridges are perhaps the most invisible form of public architecture.
A public office is not a job, it is an opportunity to do something for the public.
Franklin Knight Lane
But the first the general public learned about the discovery was the news of the destruction of Hiroshima by the atom bomb. A splendid achievement of science and technology had turned malign. Science became identified with death and destruction.
In Copenhagen, there's a long-term commitment to creating a well-functioning pedestrian city where all forms of movement - pedestrian, bicycles, cars, public transportation - are accommodated with equal priority.
I try to protect my loved ones, the people I share my life with, because they don't have a public life like me. I want to keep their lives private out of respect for them.
With public sentiment, nothing can fail. Without it, nothing can succeed.
We are not trying to entertain the critics. I'll take my chances with the public.
Imagine for yourself a character, a model personality, whose example you determine to follow, in private as well as in public.
All significant truths are private truths. As they become public they cease to become truths; they become facts, or at best, part of the public character; or at worst, catchwords.
T. S. Eliot
I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few public officials.
Dare to risk public criticism.
Mary Kay Ash
I have no use for bodyguards, but I have very specific use for two highly trained certified public accountants.
If I don't practice one day, I know it; two days, the critics know it; three days, the public knows it.
Enjoy your time in public service. It may well be one of the most interesting and challenging times of your life.
Prosperity cannot be restored by raids upon the public Treasury.
I have a profound empathy for people who are in the public eye, whether they manifest it themselves or whether it happened by accident - it doesn't matter to me. I think there's a great misunderstanding of what it is to be famous.
Every ballet, whether or not successful artistically or with the public, has given me something important.
The public is like a piano. You just have to know what keys to poke.
Fear paralyses you - fear of flying, fear of the future, fear of leaving a rubbish marriage, fear of public speaking, or whatever it is.
If you don't have public hangings for bad culture in a company, if you don't take people out and let them say, they went home to spend more time with the family. It's crazy.
The private citizen, beset by partisan appeals for the loan of his Public Opinion, will soon see, perhaps, that these appeals are not a compliment to his intelligence, but an imposition on his good nature and an insult to his sense of evidence.
The only reason to be in politics is public service. There's no other reason. Frankly, if that's the best job you can get in terms of money, that's too bad, you know. Because frankly, it's not well paid, everyone knows that. So for most people it's a big sacrifice.
Debating clubs among boys are very useful, not only as affording pleasant meetings and interesting discussions, but also as serving for training grounds for developing the knowledge and the qualities that are needed in public life.
Universality has been severely reduced: it is virtually dead as a concept in most areas of public policy.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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