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Public Quotes

These are some of the best 'Public' quotations and sayings.

Each man in his sphere, however narrow or extended, will find that his fellowmen weigh his character and his abilities often, and unconsciously stamp him with their estimate: and that the average resultant of these frequent estimates is just.

Every man who loves his country, or wishes well to the best interests of society, will show himself a decided friend not only of morality and the laws, but of religious institutions, and honorably bear his part in supporting them.

If it has to choose who is to be crucified, the crowd will always save Barabbas.

In a free and republican government, you cannot restrain the voice of the multitude. Every man will speak as he thinks, or, more properly, without thinking, and consequently will judge of effects without attending to their causes.

Individuals are occasionally guided by reason, crowds never.

It is to the middle-class we must look for the safety of England.

Public opinion, or public sentiment, is able to sustain, or to pull down any law of the commonwealth.

That is, in a great degree, true of all men, which was said of the Athenians, that they were like sheep, of which a flock is more easily driven than a single one.

The public have neither shame or gratitude.

The public is wiser than the wisest critic.

The public wishes itself to be managed like a woman; one must say nothing to it except what it likes to hear.

The public! the public! How many fools does it take to make up a public?

The public! why, the public's nothing better than a great baby.

The public, with its mob yearning to be instructed, edified and pulled by the nose, demands certainties; . . . but there are no certainties.

Very few public men but look upon the public as their debtors and their prey; so much for their pride and honesty.

We would not listen to those who were wont to say the voice of the people is the voice of God, for the voice of the mob is near akin to madness.

Zeal for the public good is the characteristic of a man of honor and a gentleman, and must take place of pleasures, profits, and all other private gratifications. Whoever wants this motive, is an open enemy, or an inglorious neuter to mankind, in proportion to the misapplied advantages with which nature and fortune have blessed him.