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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
Governments will always play a huge part in solving big problems. They set public policy and are uniquely able to provide the resources to make sure solutions reach everyone who needs them. They also fund basic research, which is a crucial component of the innovation that improves life for everyone.
I'm going to save my public voice largely for the issues where I have some depth.
The budget should be balanced, the treasury should be refilled, the public debt should be reduced and the arrogance of public officials should be controlled.
I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few public officials.
Public opinion is the thermometer a monarch should constantly consult.
Help others and give something back. I guarantee you will discover that while public service improves the lives and the world around you, its greatest reward is the enrichment and new meaning it will bring your own life.
Comedians are sociologists. We're pointing out stuff that the general public doesn't even stop to think about, looking at life in slow-motion and questioning everything we see.
The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public welfare as the apathy of a citizen in a democracy.
Charles de Montesquieu
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
I don't believe that the public knows what it wants; this is the conclusion that I have drawn from my career.
Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
O public road, I say back I am not afraid to leave you, yet I love you, you express me better than I can express myself.
Painting is a faith, and it imposes the duty to disregard public opinion.
Vincent Van Gogh
They did it to try and belittle me, to try and to take away my pride. But I went through the whole system with them. And at the end, I - I wanted the public to know that I was okay, even though I was hurting.
Playwriting gets into your blood and you can't stop it. At least not until the producers or the public tell you to.
T. S. Eliot
For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.
Richard P. Feynman
The police are the public and the public are the police; the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full time attention to duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence.
The American fascist would prefer not to use violence. His method is to poison the channels of public information.
Henry A. Wallace
Every war results from the struggle for markets and spheres of influence, and every war is sold to the public by professional liars and totally sincere religious maniacs, as a Holy Crusade to save God and Goodness from Satan and Evil.
Robert Anton Wilson
I was born in Harlem, raised in the South Bronx, went to public school, got out of public college, went into the Army, and then I just stuck with it.
A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows the public opinion.
I don't want to write an autobiography because I would become public property with no privacy left.
If all the rich and all of the church people should send their children to the public schools they would feel bound to concentrate their money on improving these schools until they met the highest ideals.
Susan B. Anthony
I will fight for my children on any level so they can reach their potential as human beings and in their public duties.
To some degree it matters who's in office, but it matters more how much pressure they're under from the public.
One cannot wage war under present conditions without the support of public opinion, which is tremendously molded by the press and other forms of propaganda.
In effect, to follow, not to force the public inclination; to give a direction, a form, a technical dress, and a specific sanction, to the general sense of the community, is the true end of legislature.
I like to hide behind the characters I play. Despite the public perception, I am a very private person who has a hard time with the fame thing.
There is no private life which has not been determined by a wider public life.
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