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"Most people are other people, their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation" ~Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

 

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A public man must never forget that he loses his usefulness when he as an individual, rather than his policy, becomes the issue.
~ Richard M. Nixon - [Public Office]

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Ah! Sir, a boy's being flogged is not so severe as a man's having the hiss of the world against him.
~ Samuel Johnson - [Public Opinion]

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American public opinion is like an ocean -- it cannot be stirred by a teaspoon.
~ Hubert H. Humphrey - [Public Opinion]

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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.
~ Walter Lippmann - [Public Office]

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It is a besetting vice of democracies to substitute public opinion for law. This is the usual form in which masses of men exhibit their tyranny.
~ James F. Cooper - [Public Opinion]

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No people is wholly civilized where a distinction is drawn between stealing an office and stealing a purse.
~ Theodore Roosevelt - [Public Office]

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Opinions are a private matter. The public has an interest only in judgments.
~ Walter Benjamin - [Public Opinion]

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Public employment contributes neither to advantage nor happiness. It is but honorable exile from one's family and affairs.
~ Thomas Jefferson - [Public Office]

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Public opinion contains all kinds of falsity and truth, but it takes a great man to find the truth in it. The great man of the age is the one who can put into words the will of his age, tell his age what its will is, and accomplish it. What he does is the heart and the essence of his age, he actualizes his age. The man who lacks sense enough to despise public opinion expressed in gossip will never do anything great.
~ Georg Hegel - [Public Opinion]

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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 - [Public Opinion]

 

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