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There has always been a strange dissonance between the public and the private in Nigeria.

Tags: Between, Strange  ✍ Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The Ethical Society, therefore, is like a Church in maintaining, and emphasizing the importance of maintaining the custom of public assemblies on Sunday.

Tags: Society, Sunday  ✍ Author: Felix Adler

The office of the public teacher is an unenviable and thankless one.

Tags: Office, Teacher  ✍ Author: Felix Adler

Where the roots of private virtue are diseased, the fruit of public probity cannot but be corrupt.

Tags: Cannot, Virtue  ✍ Author: Felix Adler

We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.

Tags: Great, Politics  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

What happens is this sort of bleed-over from the tabloids across your movie work. You go to a movie, you only go once. But the tabloids and Internet are everywhere. You can really subsume the public image of somebody.

Tags: Once, Work  ✍ Author: Ben Affleck

We desire an expansion of relations with regional states and the establishment of extensive public contacts.

Tags: Desire, Relations  ✍ Author: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

I've written some happy songs but I can't ever play them in public because everybody will just start throwing up.

Tags: Happy, Start  ✍ Author: Priscilla Ahn

I think celebrities have an obligation to the public to not just sing or act.

Tags: Act, Sing  ✍ Author: Clay Aiken

Dare to risk public criticism.

Tags: Criticism, Risk  ✍ Author: Mary Kay Ash

Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail. Without it, nothing can succeed.

Tags: Fail, Succeed  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

Public opinion in this country is everything.

Tags: Country, Opinion  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

With public sentiment, nothing can fail. Without it, nothing can succeed.

Tags: Fail, Succeed  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

Wherever I go meeting the public... spreading a message of human values, spreading a message of harmony, is the most important thing.

Tags: Human, Values  ✍ Author: Dalai Lama

A career is born in public - talent in privacy.

Tags: Career, Talent  ✍ Author: Marilyn Monroe

My public is growing up just as I am. After all, I'm not 19 anymore and if I stick with the sex bit, who will be paying to see me when I'm 50?

Tags: After, Sex  ✍ Author: Marilyn Monroe

Only the public can make a star. It's the studios who try to make a system out of it.

Tags: Star, Try  ✍ Author: Marilyn Monroe

The 'public' scares me, but people I trust.

Tags: Scares, Trust  ✍ Author: Marilyn Monroe

The Public is merely a multiplied 'me.'

Tags: Merely  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

The public is the only critic whose opinion is worth anything at all.

Tags: Opinion, Worth  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.

Tags: Forgiveness, Genius  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

The critic has to educate the public; the artist has to educate the critic.

Tags: Artist, Critic  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

When a man assumes a public trust he should consider himself a public property.

Tags: Himself, Trust  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

There is no such thing as public opinion. There is only published opinion.

Tags: Opinion, Published  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

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.

Tags: Degree, Knowledge  ✍ Author: Charles Babbage
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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.

Tags: Music, Service  ✍ Author: Milton Babbitt

I blush easily. I have difficulty meeting people's eye, difficulty with public speaking, the normal afflictions of the shy, but not to a paralysing degree.

Tags: Eye, Normal  ✍ Author: Nicholson Baker

It's always seemed odd to me that after a group of terrorists commits a vile and odious deed they rush messages to the public to claim credit for it.

Tags: After, Group  ✍ Author: Russell Baker

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.

Tags: Loss, Poetry  ✍ Author: Russell Baker

Everything that Bush touches turns to manure in public policy.

Tags: Policy, Touches  ✍ Author: Alec Baldwin

The public impression is that the government, industry or the highest bidder can buy a scientist to add credibility to any message. That crucial quality of impartiality is being lost.

Tags: Government, Lost  ✍ Author: Johnny Ball

You could get a cheer by saying: 'Let's withdraw from Afghanistan', but I don't think that's where the public's at. It wouldn't be responsible.

Tags: Cheer, Saying  ✍ Author: Ed Balls

My public image is absolutely not a fair reflection of who I am.

Tags: Fair, Reflection  ✍ Author: Mario Balotelli

The public is wiser than the wisest critic.

Tags: Wiser, Wisest  ✍ Author: George Bancroft

Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.

Tags: Advantage, Politics  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

Public opinion is the thermometer a monarch should constantly consult.

Tags: Consult, Opinion  ✍ Author: Napoleon Bonaparte

It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for its welfare.

Tags: General, Popular  ✍ Author: Edmund Burke

I'm never going to get in a fight in public again.

Tags: Again, Fight  ✍ Author: Scott Caan

Most of the people who are in elective office in Washington, D.C., they have held public office before. How's that workin' for you?

Tags: Office, Washington  ✍ Author: Herman Cain

Some introverts are perfectly comfortable with public speaking; I'm not one of them.

Tags: Perfectly, Speaking  ✍ Author: Jonathan Cain

The public should always be notified as soon as possible in the event of a leak or other emergency at a nuclear facility.

Tags: Possible, Soon  ✍ Author: Ken Calvert

Biographical data, even those recorded in the public registers, are the most private things one has, and to declare them openly is rather like facing a psychoanalyst.

Tags: Private, Rather  ✍ Author: Italo Calvino

I was the candidate first time a Green or any progressive third party has ever been in a national televised debate. I was in five of them. And the response from the public was overwhelming.

Tags: Party, Time  ✍ Author: Peter Camejo

My public caricature - that of a self-confident alpha male - is only partly accurate.

Tags: Caricature, Male  ✍ Author: Alastair Campbell

Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths.

Tags: Dreams, Private  ✍ Author: Joseph Campbell

If I have a talent, it's already been exploited! I've shown everything I can do to the public.

Tags: Exploited, Talent  ✍ Author: Nick Cannon

If the President says, oh, Washington's got to change, and people are doubting whether my change can really happen, I think instead what the public's begun to see is the change they're seeing is not the change they voted for.

Tags: Change, Happen  ✍ Author: Eric Cantor

The public is like a piano. You just have to know what keys to poke.

Tags: Piano, Poke  ✍ Author: Al Capp

In 2003, Congress authorized the construction of a visitor center for the Vietnam Memorial to help provide information and educate the public about the memorial and the Vietnam War.

Tags: Help, War  ✍ Author: Dennis Cardoza

I don't believe that the public knows what it wants; this is the conclusion that I have drawn from my career.

Tags: Career, Knows  ✍ Author: Charlie Chaplin

You know, I have found out in the course of a long public life that the things I did not say never hurt me.

Tags: Hurt, Life  ✍ Author: Calvin Coolidge

The news of any politician's death should be listed under 'Public Improvements.'

Tags: Death, News  ✍ Author: Eric Dane

Normally I would not recommend a book that tells you how to make money in the stock market. Most of these books are aimed at gullible folk, and they usually make much more money for their authors than they do for the investing public.

Tags: Book, Money  ✍ Author: Gavyn Davies

As long as the appointment process is transparent and there is a broad mix of political views among the governors of the BBC, I think the public can feel confident that impartiality and independence are just as important to me as they have been to previous incumbents.

Tags: Political, Process  ✍ Author: Gavyn Davies

I want the BBC to be a mass market public service broadcaster still funded by the licence fee... and the licence fee is more durable than many people in the commercial sector believe.

Tags: Market, Service  ✍ Author: Gavyn Davies

The BBC should not have a cheerleader. It should have somebody who runs the organisation in the interests of the public and that should be a chairman.

Tags: Interests, Somebody  ✍ Author: Gavyn Davies

All socio-political phenomena in the U.K. come laden with the baggage of a class-based theory or two attached to them. In the case of gay Tories, there is one particularly silly variant of the category, which asserts that gayness is bred in public schools and thus fits with Conservatism like hand in glove.

Tags: Gay, Hand  ✍ Author: Evan Davis

So many people supported me through my public life and I will never forget them.

Tags: Forget, Life  ✍ Author: Princess Diana

I dress for the image. Not for myself, not for the public, not for fashion, not for men.

Tags: Fashion, Men  ✍ Author: Marlene Dietrich

We are not trying to entertain the critics. I'll take my chances with the public.

Tags: Critics, Trying  ✍ Author: Walt Disney

Without publicity there can be no public support, and without public support every nation must decay.

Tags: Nation, Support  ✍ Author: Benjamin Disraeli

The frontier between public and private shifts from time to time and culture to culture.

Tags: Between, Time  ✍ Author: Terry Eagleton

The Iranian government intends to use the nuclear program for peaceful purposes, but must convince international public opinion of that.

Tags: Government, Opinion  ✍ Author: Shirin Ebadi

I do think, even though you are a public figure, I do think you should be entitled to your privacy, and I do think that there are things that go on in relationships and behind closed doors that are completely private.

Tags: Behind, Though  ✍ Author: Tamara Ecclestone

We have to remind the people: Congress has the constitutional obligation and public responsibility to oversee these issues and the Department of Justice's operations.

Tags: Congress, Justice  ✍ Author: Kenneth Edmonds

Public radio has always been so powerless.

Tags: Powerless, Radio  ✍ Author: Bob Edwards

I have a job that requires me to be in the public eye in the way that makes me extra careful about sharing information.

Tags: Job, Makes  ✍ Author: Jesse Eisenberg

You don't run for public office unless you have a specific vision. You are driven by ideas and a vision.

Tags: Ideas, Vision  ✍ Author: Julie Nixon Eisenhower

Doing stuff that I don't have to talk about because I'm not in a public company is fantastic.

Tags: Stuff, Talk  ✍ Author: Michael Eisner

I've always been DJing; it's just I'm making more of a push for it, making it more public.

Tags: Making, Push  ✍ Author: Idris Elba

There is no private life which has not been determined by a wider public life.

Tags: Determined, Life  ✍ Author: George Eliot

Playwriting gets into your blood and you can't stop it. At least not until the producers or the public tell you to.

Tags: Tell, Until  ✍ Author: T. S. Eliot

I'm not a competitive person.

Tags: Television, Wanted  ✍ Author: Chris Elliott

The educator and the public need to have an opportunity to discuss why certain art is important.

Tags: Art, Why  ✍ Author: Chris Elliott

For a decade or more after the Vietnam war, the people who had guided the U.S. to disaster decently shrank from the public stage.

Tags: After, War  ✍ Author: James Fallows

Unless you're trying to make a movie on the sly, there's no way to get around this. If you want to use public spaces, film on the streets, have the cooperation of the police, you have to have a permit.

Tags: Film, Trying  ✍ Author: Asghar Farhadi

You can't have public health without a public health system. We just don't want to be part of a mindless competition for resources. We want to build back capacity in the system.

Tags: Health, System  ✍ Author: Paul Farmer

Scratch the surface of what's socially normal. I suppose in some way all of us have something we display to the public and things we feel too ashamed of or uncomfortable with to reveal to other people.

Tags: Ashamed, Normal  ✍ Author: Michael Fassbender

I was so naive about writing, I went to the public library and checked out the only volume they had on the topic - an academic treatise about publishing from the WWII era.

Tags: Library, Writing  ✍ Author: Bruce Feiler

We should not use special budget procedures to jam through legislation to drill in the Arctic Refuge. This topic is too important to the public to address it in such a back-door manner. We should be having a full, open discussion of the issue during an energy debate.

Tags: Energy, Special  ✍ Author: Russ Feingold

Though public pronouncements of Israeli officials emphasize peace and mutuality, unilateralism actually drives Israeli actions.

Tags: Actually, Peace  ✍ Author: Douglas Feith

The British press has an insatiable appetite for making public things that should be private. It's a prurience that I've never understood.

Tags: Making, Private  ✍ Author: Niall Ferguson

When I first came to Oxford, I struggled to feel comfortable in an Anglican, public school-dominated institution.

Tags: Anglican, Oxford  ✍ Author: Niall Ferguson

Actually, most things I say in public lead more or less directly to my own compositional practice, so I should be careful about generalizing lest they come back to haunt me.

Tags: Actually, Less  ✍ Author: Brian Ferneyhough

And it was, it was not beating George Bush, believe it or not, the bottom line as far as I was concerned was introducing to the public who Gerry Ferraro was.

Tags: Far, Line  ✍ Author: Geraldine Ferraro

The bottom line as far as I was concerned was presenting to the public who Gerry Ferraro was.

Tags: Far, Line  ✍ Author: Geraldine Ferraro

The public is entitled to know whether or not I am married to Jack The Ripper.

Tags: Married, Whether  ✍ Author: Geraldine Ferraro

Every musician liked Peggy Lee, but not the general public.

Tags: General, Liked  ✍ Author: Mel Ferrer

Well, first of all, I grew up in New York City, going to first a public school, then a private school, and when I got to the private school in Manhattan, I learned of what we called 'The Promised Land,' which are the Hamptons. I've always had an affinity for the Hamptons.

Tags: Learned, School  ✍ Author: Mark Feuerstein

No decent career was ever founded on a public.

Tags: Career, Decent  ✍ Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald

The more highly public life is organized the lower does its morality sink.

Tags: Life, Morality  ✍ Author: E. M. Forster

The first mistake in public business is the going into it.

Tags: Business, Mistake  ✍ Author: Benjamin Franklin

I'm responsive to my public, but I also follow my heart.

Tags: Follow, Heart  ✍ Author: Kenny G

My concerts are about me being very private in public, but I'm very protective.

Tags: Concerts, Private  ✍ Author: Lady Gaga

I realized that public affairs were also my affairs.

Tags: Affairs, Realized  ✍ Author: Helen Gahagan

People don't know how to behave in public anymore.

Tags: Anymore, Behave  ✍ Author: Gallagher

I don't dislike rappers or hip-hop or people who like it. I went to the Def Jam tour in Manchester in the '80s when rap was inspirational. Public Enemy were awesome. But it's all about status and bling now, and it doesn't say anything to me.

Tags: Awesome, Enemy  ✍ Author: Noel Gallagher

I am not wrong in the belief that its public funds are more secure than those of all the European powers.

Tags: Belief, Wrong  ✍ Author: Albert Gallatin

The fifth amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees that no private property shall be taken for a public use without the payment of just compensation.

Tags: Shall, Taken  ✍ Author: Elton Gallegly

Truth stands, even if there be no public support. It is self-sustained.

Tags: Support, Truth  ✍ Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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