Quotations on Public

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I think it's important to take a break, you know, from the public eye for a while, and give people a chance to miss you. I want longevity. I don't want to get out there and run myself ragged and spread myself thin.
- Aaliyah
(Keywords: People, Chance, Eye, Longevity, Public, Want)

I mean the idea of this is that it's a good thing for the public to hear interviews like this and that there will be an inevitable amount of fewer interviews if people that the press talks to wind up thinking, well, it's not really a CBS correspondent.
- Floyd Abrams
(Keywords: People, Idea, Press, Public, Thinking, Will, Wind)

It is within the last quarter century or thirty years. And a lot of that law has turned out to be very, very protective of the press and the public's right to know.
- Floyd Abrams
(Keywords: Law, Press, Public, Right, Years)

It is not to benefit CBS, not to benefit its reporters. On this one, the entire basis of it is this is a way to get more information, more important information to the public. And that's why so many states recognize this.
- Floyd Abrams
(Keywords: Information, Public, states)

If the word gets out, if the perception exists that by speaking to a CBS journalist you are, therefore, inevitably, immediately speaking to the police, I don't think there's any doubt but that people won't talk. And, therefore, the public won't learn.
- Floyd Abrams
(Keywords: People, Perception, Doubt, Police, Public, Talk, Word)

I will undoubtedly have to seek what is happily known as gainful employment, which I am glad to say does not describe holding public office.
- Dean Acheson
(Keywords: Office, Public, Will)

Machiavelli's teaching would hardly have stood the test of Parliamentary government, for public discussion demands at least the profession of good faith.
- Lord Acton
(Keywords: Faith, Government, Profession, Public, Teaching)

If advertising had a little more respect for the public, the public would have a lot more respect for advertising.
- James Randolph Adams
(Keywords: Advertising, Public, Respect)

You can never underestimate the stupidity of the general public.
- Scott Adams
(Keywords: Public, Stupidity)

The American people should be made aware of the trend toward monopolization of the great public information vehicles and the concentration of more and more power over public opinion in fewer and fewer hands.
- Spiro T. Agnew
(Keywords: Power, People, American, Information, Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

We desire an expansion of relations with regional states and the establishment of extensive public contacts.
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
(Keywords: Desire, Public, states)

True conservation provides for wise use by the general public. The American people do not want our resources preserved for the exclusive use of the wealthy. These land and water resources belong to the people, and people of all income levels should have easy access to them.
- George D. Aiken
(Keywords: People, American, Conservation, Income, Land, Public, Want, Water)

Israel does not care about the international public opinion.
- Bashar al-Assad
(Keywords: Care, Israel, Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

Public opinion is a second conscience.
- William R. Alger
(Keywords: Conscience, Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

I think that the legitimacy of the court would be undermined in any case if the court made a decision based on its perception of public opinion.
- Samuel Alito
(Keywords: Decision, Perception, Court, Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

Mr. Speaker, our Nation must no longer be complacent about underage drinking and its alarming consequences. We must bring this national public health crisis out of the shadow and into the bright light of a national priority.
- Lucille Roybal Allard
(Keywords: Health, Consequences, Crisis, Drinking, Light, Nation, Public, Shadow)

Even though some in our government may claim that civil liberties must be compromised in order to protect the public, we must be wary of what we are giving up in the name of fighting terrorism.
- Lucille Roybal Allard
(Keywords: Government, Civil liberties, Fighting, Giving, May, Name, Order, Public, Terrorism)

Bringing democratic control to the conduct of foreign policy requires a struggle merely to force the issue onto the public agenda.
- Eric Alterman
(Keywords: Policy, Control, Force, Foreign policy, Public, Struggle)

It's my father's legacy. My father's view was that the public is the employer of these government employees and has the right to know what they're up to.
- Jack Anderson
(Keywords: Government, Father, Employees, Public, Right)

Everybody around the world wants to send their kids to our universities. But nobody wants to send their kids here to public school.
- Walter Annenberg
(Keywords: Kids, Public, School, World)

I have made a public statement about me and Ralph by being seen with him. I don't need to make any other. You can live the way you want.
- Francesca Annis
(Keywords: Being, Public, Want)

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
(Keywords: Money, People, Church, Children, Ideals, Public, Schools)

The Sophists' paradoxical talk pieces and their public debates were entertainment in 5th century Greece. And in that world, Socrates was an entertainer.
- David Antin
(Keywords: Entertainment, Greece, Public, Talk, World)

His struggle for a bare living left him no time to take advantage of the public evening school. In time he learned to read, to follow a conversation or lecture; but he never learned to write correctly; and his pronunciation remains extremely foreign to this day.
- Mary Antin
(Keywords: Time, Conversation, Day, Evening, Living, Public, School, Struggle)

There was one public school for boys, and one for girls, but Jewish children were admitted in limited numbers - only ten to a hundred; and even the lucky ones had their troubles.
- Mary Antin
(Keywords: Boys, Children, Girls, Numbers, Public, School)

The apex of my civic pride and personal contentment was reached on the bright September morning when I entered the public school.
- Mary Antin
(Keywords: Contentment, Pride, Public, School)

One of the towering people in this industry said, why don't you go and make a five-year contract with somebody, make yourself several million dollars and put it away, then go and do whatever you want, work for public TV if you want.
- Roone Arledge
(Keywords: Work, People, Public, Want)

I don't think any industry was ever as closely scrutinized and written about and constantly in the public eye as television.
- Roone Arledge
(Keywords: Eye, Public, Television)

You can think you've made it and yet the next day's press will always be waiting for you, the public will always ask more of you. In short, you can always do better!
- Giorgio Armani
(Keywords: Day, Press, Public, Waiting, Will)

Despite the painful changes we have had to make, we continue to believe in the St. Louis market. And we are hoping to add flights, in a careful way, as the economics of our business improve and the demands of the traveling public in St. Louis become clear.
- Gerard Arpey
(Keywords: Business, Economics, Public, Traveling)

The extravagant expenditure of public money is an evil not to be measured by the value of that money to the people who are taxed for it.
- Chester A. Arthur
(Keywords: Money, People, Evil, Public, Value)

Dare to risk public criticism.
- Mary Kay Ash
(Keywords: Criticism, Public, Risk)

The new rule says that the FBI has the right to go to public places on the same terms and conditions as other members of the public for counter-terrorism purposes.
- John Ashcroft
(Keywords: Public, Right)

We get information in the mail, the regular postal mail, encrypted or not, vet it like a regular news organization, format it - which is sometimes something that's quite hard to do, when you're talking about giant databases of information - release it to the public and then defend ourselves against the inevitable legal and political attacks.
- Julian Assange
(Keywords: Legal, Information, Mail, News, Public, Talking)

Upon the principles of reason, the good of many is preferable to the good of a few or of one; a lasting good is to be preferred before a temporary, the public before the private.
- Mary Astell
(Keywords: Principles, Public, Reason)

Public opinion is no more than this: what people think that other people think.
- Alfred Austin
(Keywords: People, Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

I support public and private partnerships whenever appropriate in order to achieve our goal of a prosperous and vibrant downtown.
- Alan Autry
(Keywords: Goal, Order, Public, Support)

I'll continue to work to ensure that safety and I am honored to have earned the endorsement of the men and women who provide public safety in our city.
- Alan Autry
(Keywords: Men, Women, Work, Public, Safety)

It will be readily admitted, that a degree conferred by an university, ought to be a pledge to the public that he who holds it possesses a certain quantity of knowledge.
- Charles Babbage
(Keywords: Knowledge, Public, Quantity, University, Will)

I think the people will- who advocate having a step back and read those public opinion polls on the front page of the newspapers all over this country saying public supports restoration in restoration of the Everglades, protection of the parks and the creation of monuments.
- Bruce Babbitt
(Keywords: People, Country, Creation, Monuments, Newspapers, Opinion, Protection, Public, Public opinion, Saying, Will)

I dare suggest that the composer would do himself and his music an immediate and eventual service by total, resolute and voluntary withdrawal from this public world to one of private performance and electronic media.
- Milton Babbitt
(Keywords: Music, Performance, Media, Public, Service, World)

Those two songs condense the two albums. They also show what the audiences wanted. I was desperate to keep the band together and find something that the public would like.
- Randy Bachman
(Keywords: Audiences, Public, Songs)

Public opinion is a permeating influence, and it exacts obedience to itself; it requires us to drink other men's thoughts, to speak other men's words, to follow other men's habits.
- Walter Bagehot
(Keywords: Men, Thoughts, Habits, Influence, Obedience, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Words)

Anticipating that most poetry will be worse than carrying heavy luggage through O'Hare Airport, the public, to its loss, reads very little of it.
- Russell Baker
(Keywords: Poetry, Loss, Public, Will)

Everything that Bush touches turns to manure in public policy.
- Alec Baldwin
(Keywords: Policy, Public, Public policy)

The best government rests on the people, and not on the few, on persons and not on property, on the free development of public opinion and not on authority.
- George Bancroft
(Keywords: Government, People, Development, Authority, Opinion, Property, Public, Public opinion)

The reason sport is attractive to many of the general public is that it's filled with reversals. What you think may happen doesn't happen. A champion is beaten, an unknown becomes a champion.
- Roger Bannister
(Keywords: May, Public, Reason)

My athleticism was really the core to social acceptance, because in those days the overwhelming number of students came from more of a public school background than I did.
- Roger Bannister
(Keywords: Acceptance, Public, School, Students)

The personal thing is something I have never talked about. And I never will. That is prohibited. My job is public. But that's it. When you're not working, you don't have an obligation to be public.
- Javier Bardem
(Keywords: Job, Obligation, Public, Will)

We can provide beta software to our developers in advance of the general public. We can easily link up with external partners, customers, and suppliers.
- Jim Barksdale
(Keywords: Public, Software)



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