quote by Winston Churchill

A good speech should be like a woman's skirt: long enough to cover the subject and short enough to create interest

— Winston Churchill

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Public interest quote Loneliness does not come from having no people around you, but from being unable

Loneliness does not come from having no people around you, but from being unable to communicate the things that seen important to you.

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.

Unless the people, through unified action, arise and take charge of their government, they will find that their government has taken charge of them. Independence and liberty will be gone, and the general public will find itself in a condition of servitude to an aggregation of organized and selfish interest.

Public interest quote Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life

Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.

The police are the public and the public are the police;

the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full time attention to duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence.

We do not say that a man who takes no interest in public affairs is a man who minds his own business. We say he has no business being here at all.

The difficulty for Mr. Obama will be when the public sees where his decisions lead - higher inflation, higher interest rates, higher taxes, sluggish growth, and a jobless recovery.

Public interest quote If you don't want temptation to follow you, don't act as if you're interested.

If you don't want temptation to follow you, don't act as if you're interested.

Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles.

The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.

If a man, for private profit, tears at the public news, does so with the impatience of one who thinks he actually owns the news you get, it is against the national interest.

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.

Public interest quote Be the same person privately, publicly and personally.

Be the same person privately, publicly and personally.

He is led by an invisible hand to promote an end which was no part of his intention

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.

Since history has no properly scientific value, its only purpose is educative.

And if historians neglect to educate the public, if they fail to interest it intelligently in the past, then all their historical learning is valueless except in so far as it educates themselves.

Public interest quote People who complain in private want an answer. People who complain in public wan

People who complain in private want an answer. People who complain in public want an audience.

Campaign finance and ethics reform only works if it curtails all special interest groups equally and does not carve out any exceptions to benefit one party or another. 'Pay to play' reform was passed to limit the influence of big spending contractors over the public officials from whom they are trying to obtain work.

The people can never willfully betray their own interests: But they may possibly be betrayed by the representatives of the people; and the danger will be evidently greater where the whole legislative trust is lodged in the hands of one body of men, than where the concurrence of separate and dissimilar bodies is required in every public act.

We believe PR should be practiced to serve the public interest, to develop mutual understanding between organizations and their publics.

Public interest quote There is no such thing as public opinion. There is only published opinion.

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

But the mild voice of reason, pleading the cause of an enlarged and permanent interest, is but too often drowned, before public bodies as well as individuals, by the clamors of an impatient avidity for immediate and immoderate gain.

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.

Consider the public. Never fear it nor despise it. Coax it, charm it, interest it, stimulate it, shock it now and then if you must, make it laugh, make it cry, but above all never, never, never bore the living hell out of it.

Public interest quote You show you worth by what you seek.

You show you worth by what you seek.

As president, I will fight to make tuition in public colleges and universities free, as well as substantially lower interest rates on student loans.

What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms.

Authorities arrest me, release me, and then invite me back to host public events. I think it's interesting.

Public interest quote There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in

There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results.

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What is supposed to happen in a democracy is that each sovereign citizen will always vote in the public interest for the safety and welfare of all. But what does happen is that he votes his own self-interest as he sees it... which for the majority translates as 'Bread and Circuses'.

Because of a mass media more interested in gossip and sensationalism than real issues, I would say a vast majority of the American public doesn't have a clue about how the Congress functions and what goes on.

when my office would require me to either violate my conscience or violate the national interest, then I would resign the office; and I hope any conscientious public servant would do the same.

Public interest quote Having a dirty mind makes ordinary conversations much more interesting.

Having a dirty mind makes ordinary conversations much more interesting.

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The President can exercise no power which cannot be fairly and reasonably traced to some specific grant of power in the Federal Constitution or in an act of Congress passed in pursuance thereof. There is no undefined residuum of power which he can exercise because it seems to him to be in the public interest.

The doctor has been taught to be interested not in health but in disease. What the public is taught is that health is the cure for disease.

But politicians who talk about failed policies are just blowing smoke.

Government policies succeed in doing exactly what they are supposed to do: channeling resources bilked from the general public to politically organized and influential interests groups.

Public interest quote No diet will remove all the fat from your body, becayse the brain is entirely fa

No diet will remove all the fat from your body, becayse the brain is entirely fat. Without a brain, you might look good, but all you could do is run for public office.

The object of every free government is the public good, and all lesser interests yield to it. That of every tyrannical government, is the happiness and aggrandizement of one, or a few, and to this the public felicity, and every other interest must submit.

The acceptance of corporatism causes us to deny and undermine the legitimacy of the individual as citizen in a democracy. The result of such a denial is a growing imbalance which leads to our adoration of self-interest and our denial of the public good.

One of the most powerful defences the media can offer for controversial actions is, of course, public interest.

Public interest quote Hundreds of billions of dollars are spent every year to control the public mind.

Hundreds of billions of dollars are spent every year to control the public mind.

As long as there are human rights to be defended;

as long as there are great interests to be guarded; as long as the welfare of nations is a matter for discussion, so long will public speaking have its place.

One of the most powerful defences the media can offer for controversial actions is, of course, public interest.

If I can get some student interested in science, if I can show members of the general public what's going on up there in the space program, then my job's been done.

You see it even in our educational systems, where the market model becomes central. It's a matter of just gaining a skill or gaining access to a job to live in some vanilla suburb, as opposed to becoming a critical citizen concerned with public interest and common good.

These international bankers and Rockefeller Standard Oil interests control the majority of newspapers and the columns of these papers to club into submission or drive out of public office officials who refuse to do the bidding of the powerful corrupt cliques which compose the invisible government.

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