He who molds the public sentiment... makes statutes and decisions possible or impossible to make.
I want it to be remembered that Ozzy was the first celebrity who was brave enough to open up his private life to the public. He was the first.
No place affords a more striking conviction of the vanity of human hopes than a public library.
If you take the cameras out of the courtroom, then you hide a certain measure of truth from the public.
I am a great friend of public amusements, they keep people from vice.
I, however, place economy among the first and most important republican virtues, and public debt as the greatest of the dangers to be feared.
Politics, n. A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.
The law is the last result of human wisdom acting upon human experience for the benefit of the public.
Artists speak the truth to the public without fear of retribution or damage to their careers.
The fact is we can only love what we know personally. And we cannot know much. In public affairs, in the rebuilding of civilization, something less dramatic and emotional is needed, namely tolerance.
Growth can also involve producing services instead of goods. In particular, a major expansion of public and caring services (like child care, education, elder care, and other life-affirming programs) would generate huge increases in GDP and incomes, with virtually no impact on the environment.
I definitely lived my life like I wasn't in the public eye.
To speak a bold truth, I am, after much mature deliberation, inclined to suspect that the public voice hath, in all ages, done much injustice to Fortune, and hath convicted her of many facts in which she had not the least concern.
I can assure you, public service is a stimulating, proud and lively enterprise. It is not just a way of life, it is a way to live fully.
When your life changes and you become a more public person, in some ways you need to be a more closed person, you know?
I believe in the separation of church and state, absolutely. But I don't believe in the separation of public life from our values, our basic values, and for many of us, our religious values.
I'm not a celebrity. I'm intentionally and defiantly not a celebrity. I don't have any interest in it. I don't have any talent for it. I keep my personal life out of my public life as cleanly as I can.
The unions claim the deck is stacked against them when it comes to labor laws, but the truth is many private and public sector workers are forced to pay union dues as a condition of their employment, yet they have little say in how the unions spend their money.
What is inherently wrong with the word 'politician' if the fellow has devoted his life to holding public office and trying to do something for his people?
We need absolute honesty in public life; and we shall not get it until we remember that truth-telling must go hand in hand with it, and that it is quite as important not to tell an untruth about a decent man as it is to tell the truth about one who is not decent.
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