If you do good in secret, Allah will shower His good on you in public.— Ibn Taymiyyah
Undeniable Public Good quotations
A good speech should be like a woman's skirt: long enough to cover the subject and short enough to create interest
Do all the good you can and make as little fuss about it as possible.
No diet will remove all the fat from your body because the brain is entirely fat. Without a brain, you might look good, but all you could do is run for public office.
By pursuing his own interest (the individual) frequently promotes that of the society more effectually than when he really intends to promote it. I have never known much good done by those who affected to trade for the public good.
We're having too good a time today. We ain't thinking about tomorrow.
Most of the good programmers do programming not because they expect to get paid or get adulation by the public, but because it is fun to program.
Every war results from the struggle for markets and spheres of influence, and every war is sold to the public by professional liars and totally sincere religious maniacs, as a Holy Crusade to save God and Goodness from Satan and Evil.
We have the incredible privilege of serving in the highest offices in the state.
We must prove ourselves worthy of our fellow citizens' faith. We must be trusted to always place the public's good above our own and to always choose fairness over favoritism.
There are three critical ingredients to democratic renewal and progressive change in America: good public policy, grassroots organizing and electoral politics.
Self-respect cannot be hunted. It cannot be purchased. It is never for sale. It cannot be fabricated out of public relations. It comes to us when we are alone, in quiet moments, in quiet places, when we suddenly realize that, knowing the good, we have done it; knowing the beautiful, we have served it; knowing the truth we have spoken it
We have had good and bad Presidents, and it is a consoling reflection that the American Nation possesses such elements of prosperity that the bad Presidents cannot destroy it, and have been able to do no more than slightly to retard the public's advancement.
Harshness towards individuals who flout the laws and commands of the state is for the public good; no greater crime against the public interest is possible than to show leniency to those who violate it.
Religion and good morals are the only solid foundation of public liberty and happiness.
The business of business should not be about money.
It should be about responsibility. It should be about public good, not private greed
You can't serve the public good without the truth as a bottom line.
My public life is before you; and I know you will believe me when I say, that when I sit down in solitude to the labours of my profession, the only questions I ask myself are, What is right? What is just? What is for the public good?
America's abundance was not created by public sacrifices to the common good, but by the productive genius of free men who pursued their own personal interests and the making of their own private fortunes.
We Greeks believe that a man who takes no part in public affairs is not merely lazy, but good for nothing
It is the essence of responsibility to put the public good ahead of personal gain
I have never known much good done by those who affected to trade for the public good.
A man who honors God privately will show it by making good decisions publicly.
Reading good literature is an experience of pleasure.
..but it is also an experience of learning what and how we are, in our human integrity and our human imperfection, with our actions, our dreams, and our ghosts, alone and in relationships that link us to others, in our public image and in the secret recesses of our consciousness.
Chefs have a new opportunity - and perhaps even an obligation - to inform the public about what is good to eat, and why.
Marriage is a public good, not just a private relationship.
We have a public stake in healthy marriages and two-parent families. Our society suffers with the collapse of the relationship of the couple who brings a child into the world.
One of the gaps in our international development efforts is the provision of global public goods - that is, goods or conditions we need that no individual or country can secure on their own, such as halting global warming, financial stability and peace and security.
Television news is a delicate balance of serving public good and private gain.
Any sort of plain speaking is better than the nauseous sham good fellowship our democratic public men get up for shop use.
At the 1894 ALA conference it was fairly well agreed that the primary goal of the public library must be to teach good citizenship. Libraries recognized that such "Americanization" could be achieved through literacy. Thus, teaching immigrants to read was not just a benefit in and of itself; literacy would also serve the interests of democracy.
Democracies succeed or fail based on their journalism.
America is strong because its journalism is strong. That is how democracies work. They're only as good as the quality of the information that the public possesses and that is where we come in.
Those who corrupt the public mind are just as evil as those who steal from the public purse.
Things are not to be judged good or bad merely because the public think so.
Without your voice being heard in Washington, the decisions we make aren't as good. I would urge women to consider public service. And if you want to run, give me a call. I'll help.
The truth is, that, even with the most secure tenure of office, during good behavior, the danger is not, that the judges will be too firm in resisting public opinion, and in defence of private rights or public liberties; but, that they will be ready to yield themselves to the passions, and politics, and prejudices of the day.
Better service for the customer is for the good of the public, and this is the true purpose of enterprise.