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Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail. Without it, nothing can succeed.
He who molds the public sentiment... makes statutes and decisions possible or impossible to make.
With public sentiment, nothing can fail. Without it, nothing can succeed.
Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement.
All the reasonings of men are not worth one sentiment of women.
Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment. It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation.
It's not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.
It is as healthy to enjoy sentiment as to enjoy jam.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
But reason always cuts a poor figure beside sentiment; the one being essentially restricted, like everything that is positive, while the other is infinite.
Honore de Balzac
Sentimentality is the only sentiment that rubs you the wrong way.
W. Somerset Maugham
All those who offer an opinion on any doubtful point should first clear their minds of every sentiment of dislike, friendship, anger or pity.
A man's sentiments are generally just and right, while it is second selfish thought which makes him trim and adopt some other view. The best reforms are worked out when sentiment operates, as it does in women, with the indignation of righteousness.
Three hundred years ago a prisoner condemned to the Tower of London carved on the wall of his cell this sentiment to keep up his spirits during his long imprisonment: 'It is not adversity that kills, but the impatience with which we bear adversity.
A truly American sentiment recognizes the dignity of labor and the fact that honor lies in honest toil.
Let us beware of common folk, of common sense, of sentiment, of inspiration, and of the obvious.
Politicians neither love nor hate. Interest, not sentiment, directs them.
Accuracy is, in every case, advantageous to beauty, and just reasoning to delicate sentiment. In vain would we exalt the one by depreciating the other.
The difference between sentiment and being sentimental is the following: Sentiment is when a driver swerves out of the way to avoid hitting a rabbit on the road. Being sentimental is when the same driver, when swerving away from the rabbit, hits a pedestrian.
The thing about Occupy is that the sentiment the movement embodies is timeless: Don't be greedy, share.
From the age of fifteen, dogma has been the fundamental principle of my religion: I know no other religion; I cannot enter into the idea of any other sort of religion; religion, as a mere sentiment, is to me a dream and a mockery.
John Henry Newman
Sentimentality - that's what we call the sentiment we don't share.
Though times have changed, it's a nice surprise to see that youthful feeling of anti-war sentiment returning once more to the cobbled main streets of Europe.
Sentimentality is the emotional promiscuity of those who have no sentiment.
It is my living sentiment, and by the blessing of God it shall be my dying sentiment, independence now and independence forever.
The overwhelming public sentiment in India was that no meaningful dialogue can be held with Pakistan until it abandons the use of terrorism as an instrument of its foreign policy.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
We would betray our values and play into our enemies' hands if we were to treat Muslims differently than anyone else. In fact, to cave to popular sentiment would be to hand a victory to the terrorists, and we should not stand for that.
If we have anything kind to say, any tender sentiment to express, we feel a sense of shame.
In government offices which are sensitive to the vehemence and passion of mass sentiment public men have no sure tenure. They are in effect perpetual office seekers, always on trial for their political lives, always required to court their restless constituents.
I distinguish sentiment from sentimentality. Sentimentality makes your skin crawl. It's like too much sugar. But, sentiment is a great feeling.
According to the new ethics, virtue is not restrictive but expansive, a sentiment and even an intoxication.
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