quotes tagged with 'public'
Author: Eric Hoffer, Source: Unknown
We all have private ails. The troublemakers are they who need public cures for their private ails.
Author: William Jennings Bryan, Source: unknown
The speech of one who knows what he is talking about and means what he says-it is thought on fire.
The great political problem in our modern democracy is how to induce our leaders to lead.... No serious sociologist any longer believes that the voice of the people expresses any divine or specially wise and lofty idea. The voice of the people expresses the mind of the people, and that mind is made up for it by the group leaders in whom it believes and by those persons who understand the manipulation of public opinion. It is compose of inherited prejudices and symbols and clichés and verbal formulas supplied to them by the leaders.Author: Edward Bernays, Source: Propaganda, p. 109
Governments, whether they are monarchical, constitutional, democratic or communist, depend upon acquiescent public opinion for the success of their efforts and, in fact, government is government only by virtue of public acquiescence.Author: Edward Bernays, Source: Propaganda, p. 64
In the representative system, the reason for everything must publicly appear. Every man is a proprietor in government, and considers it a necessary part of his business to understand. It concerns his interest, because it affects his property. He examines the cost, and compares it with the advantages; and above all, he does not adopt the slavish custom of following what in other governments are called LEADERS.Author: Thomas Paine, Source: Rights of Man, p. 123
Never suffer a thought to be harbored in your mind which you would not avow openly. When tempted to do anything in secret, ask yourself if you would do it in public. If you would not, be sure it is wrong.Author: Thomas Jefferson, Source: Letter to his grandson Francis Eppes, 14, Monticello, May 21, 1816