quote by Chinese Proverbs

A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows the public opinion.

— Chinese Proverbs

Devotion Public Opinion quotations

Public opinion quote The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.

The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.

A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows the public opinion.

Public opinion is no more than this: what people think that other people think.

Public opinion quote 10% of conflict is due to difference in opinion and 90% is due to delivery and t

10% of conflict is due to difference in opinion and 90% is due to delivery and tone of voice.

When misguided public opinion honors what is despicable and despises what is honorable, punishes virtue and rewards vice, encourages what is harmful and discourages what is useful, applauds falsehood and smothers truth under indifference or insult, a nation turns its back on progress and can be restored only by the terrible lessons of catastrophe.

Democracy is just a filler for textbooks! Do you actually believe that public opinion influences the government?

Without general elections, without freedom of the press, freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, without the free battle of opinions, life in every public institution withers away, becomes a caricature of itself, and bureaucracy rises as the only deciding factor.

Public opinion quote Be brave enough to live the life of your dreams according to your vision and and

Be brave enough to live the life of your dreams according to your vision and and purpose instead of the expectations and opinions of others.

The newspaper that obstructs the law on a trivial pretext, for money's sake, is a dangerous enemy to the public weal.That awful power, the public opinion of a nation, is created in America by a horde of ignorant, self-complacent simpletons who failed at ditching and shoemaking and fetched up in journalism on their way to the poorhouse.

It is a mournful fact that most men, and indeed all men of worldly character, have so much regard to public opinion that they dare not act according to the dictates of their consciences when acting thus would incur the popular frown.

A well informed public opinion is essential to the growth of political and social awareness. Only he who is informed can comment intelligently on his nation's development and only by such comments can errors be corrected and progress stimulated

Public opinion quote No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.

No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.

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

If a radical devolution of powers was possible, it would have been done before.

The assumption of states' rights is gone. There's no support for it in the Supreme Court and there's no support for it in public opinion.

I wonder how far Moses would have gone if he had taken a poll in Egypt? What would Jesus Christ have preached if He had taken a poll in the land of Israel? Where would the Reformation have gone if Martin Luther had taken a poll? It isn't polls or public opinion alone of the moment that counts.

Public opinion quote A tiger doesn't lose sleep over the opinion of sheep.

A tiger doesn't lose sleep over the opinion of sheep.

Public Opinion, this invisible, intangible, omnipresent, despotic tyrant;

this thousand-headed Hydra - the more dangerous for being composed of individual mediocrities...

If the freedom of religion, guaranteed to us by law in theory, can ever rise in practice under the overbearing inquisition of public opinion, [then and only then will truth]prevail over fanaticism.

Commencement oratory must eschew anything that smacks of partisan politics, political preference, sex, religion or unduly firm opinion. Nonetheless, there must be a speech: Speeches in our culture are the vacuum that fills a vacuum.

Public opinion quote Don't let someone elses opinion of you become your reality.

Don't let someone elses opinion of you become your reality.

My experience has proved that a man who is running for office, and is not willing to make his honest opinions known to the public, either has no honest opinions or is not honest about them.

I have thought from the time of the cessation of the hostilities, that silence and patience on the part of the South was the true course; and I think so still. Controversy of all kinds will, in my opinion, only serve to continue excitement and passion, and will prevent the public mind from the acknowledgement and acceptance of the truth.

Only fools, pure theorists, or apprentices fail to take public opinion into account.

Public opinion quote The greatest please in life is doing what people say you cannot do.

The greatest please in life is doing what people say you cannot do.

So long as the laws remain such as they are today, employ some discretion: loud opinion forces us to do so; but in privacy and silence let us compensate ourselves for that cruel chastity we are obliged to display in public.

Government, in the last analysis, is organized opinion.

Where there is little or no public opinion, there is likely to be bad government.

REFERENDUM, n. A law for submission of proposed legislation to a popular vote to learn the nonsensus of public opinion.

Public opinion quote One of the greatest mental freedoms is truly not caring what anyone else thinks

One of the greatest mental freedoms is truly not caring what anyone else thinks of you.

Government, in the last analysis, is organized opinion.

Where there is little or no public opinion, there is likely to be bad government.

Our union rests upon public opinion, and can never be cemented by the blood of its citizens shed in civil war.

Public opinion, though slow as lava, in the end forces governments towards more sanity, more justice. My heroes and heroines are all private citizens.

Public opinion quote Do not speak badly of yourself. For the warrior within hears your words and is l

Do not speak badly of yourself. For the warrior within hears your words and is lessened by them.

Tolerance obviously requires a non-contentious manner of relating toward one another’s differences. But tolerance does not require abandoning one’s standards or one’s opinions on political or public policy choices. Tolerance is a way of reacting to diversity, not a command to insulate it from examination.

But if you're asking my opinion, I would argue that a social justice approach should be central to medicine and utilized to be central to public health. This could be very simple: the well should take care of the sick.

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.

Public opinion quote I don't have to agree with you to like you or respect you.

I don't have to agree with you to like you or respect you.

A woman who does not know herself has no choice other than to live with other people’s evaluations. But no one can adapt perfectly to public opinion. And herein lies the source of their destruction.

At any given moment, public opinion is a chaos of superstition, misinformation, and prejudice.

We live in a society obsessed with public opinion. But leadership has never been about popularity.

Public opinion quote Don't let someone else's opinion of you become your reality.

Don't let someone else's opinion of you become your reality.

Painting is a faith, and it imposes the duty to disregard public opinion.

If you make too many things too public, then you end up living your life before the court of public opinion.

The loneliest feeling in the world is when you think you are leading the parade and turn to find that no one is following you. No president who badly misguesses public opinion will last very long.

How can he [today's writer] be honored, when he does not honor himself;

when he loses himself in the crowd; when he is no longer the lawgiver, but the sycophant, ducking to the giddy opinion of a reckless public.

The civil liberty of every mode of worship, and full power given to all of openly and publicly manifesting their opinions and their ideas conduce more easily to corrupt the morals and minds of the people... The Roman Pontiff cannot and ought not to reconcile himself or agree with, progress, liberalism and modern civilization.

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