121 Best Public Quotes And Sayings

There are some situations where it’s best to keep your mouth shut. These are the times when you don’t want to say something stupid, or judging people might take offense. No matter what your thoughts are on the matter, these are the most important times to keep your mouth shut. If you need a little inspiration in these situations, check out these public quotes about keeping your mouth shut.

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This is the paradox of public space: even if everyone knows an unpleasant fact, saying it in public changes everything. One of the first measures taken by the new Bolshevik government in 1918 was to make public the entire corpus of tsarist secret diplomacy, all the secret agreements, the secret clauses of public agreements etc. There too the target was the entire functioning of the state apparatuses of power. (Žižek, S. "Good Manners in the Age of WikiLeaks." London Review of Books 33.2 (2011): 9-10. ) . Unknown
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For Sabina, living in truth, lying neither to ourselves nor to others, was possible only away from the public: the moment someone keeps an eye on what we do, we involuntarily make allowances for that eye, and nothing we do is truthful. Having a public, keeping a public in mind, means living in lies. Milan Kundera
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Who you are in public is a test of your conviction; who you are in private, integrity. Criss Jami
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The public make use of the classics of a country as a means of checking the progress of Art. They degrade the classics into authorities.. A fresh mode of Beauty is absolutely distasteful to them, and whenever it appears they get so angry and bewildered that they always use two stupid expressions--one is that the work of art is grossly unintelligible; the other, that the work of art is grossly immoral. What they mean by these words seems to me to be this. When they say a work is grossly unintelligible, they mean that the artist has said or made a beautiful thing that is new; when they describe a work as grossly immoral, they mean that the artist has said or made a beautiful thing that is true. Oscar Wilde
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To make your Opinion Count, you have to do something morethan just making Money. Vineet Raj Kapoor
Some people avoid thinking deeply in public, only because they...
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Some people avoid thinking deeply in public, only because they are afraid of coming across as suicidal. Mokokoma Mokhonoana
State first, subject second, statesman last.
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State first, subject second, statesman last. Amit Kalantri
I believe you can only be lucky if you start...
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I believe you can only be lucky if you start out beingvery good Talal AbuGhazaleh
The public wants work which flatters its illusions.
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The public wants work which flatters its illusions. Gustave Flaubert
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The drama of the essay is the way the public life intersects with my personal and private life. It's in that intersection that I find the energy of the essay. Unknown
Do not Speak for Anyone.Just let them know their Right...
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Do not Speak for Anyone.Just let them know their Right to Speak. Vineet Raj Kapoor
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Tie me up, please..." Chantal said. They looked above at some vines and roots hanging down from the grassy area above the depression in the canal they were standing in. She was in his hands–he had to comply. A little bit of kink was one of the most delicious of erotic pleasures. Catholic school girls were often the horniest– Brett could hardly contain his elation. Jess C. Scott
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The World Bank, anxious that the last vestiges of Zimbabwe's former inclination toward socialism be abandoned, successfully urged the imposition of a token tuition charge for all grade levels. Equivalent to one U. S. dollar per year per child, this fee constitutes a burden to the poorest families, who have responded by sending only boys to classes. Too many of the girls . have resorted to prostitution in order to eat. . Michael Dorris
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It isn't a coincidence that governments everywhere want to educate children. Government education, in turn, is supposed to be evidence of the state's goodness and its concern for our well-being. The real explanation is less flattering. If the government's propaganda can take root as children grow up, those kids will be no threat to the state apparatus. They'll fasten the chains to their own ankles. Unknown
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Pick a leader who will make their citizens proud. One who will stir the hearts of the people, so that the sons and daughters of a given nation strive to emulate their leader's greatness. Only then will a nation be truly great, when a leader inspires and produces citizens worthy of becoming future leaders, honorable decision makers and peacemakers. And in these times, a great leader must be extremely brave. Their leadership must be steered only by their conscience, not a bribe. Suzy Kassem
If it's public, it's not bonding.
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If it's public, it's not bonding. Will Advise
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[On the practical applications of particle physics research with the Large Hadron Collider.]Sometimes the public says, 'What's in it for Numero Uno? Am I going to get better television reception? Am I going to get better Internet reception?' Well, in some sense, yeah.. All the wonders of quantum physics were learned basically from looking at atom-smasher technology.. But let me let you in on a secret: We physicists are not driven to do this because of better color television.. That's a spin-off. We do this because we want to understand our role and our place in the universe. Michio Kaku
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I am not poor, I am not rich; nihil est, nihil deest, I have little, I want nothing: all my treasure is in Minerva’s tower.. I live still a collegiate student..and lead a monastic life, ipse mihi theatrum [sufficient entertainment to myself], sequestered from those tumults and troubles of the world..aulae vanitatem, fori ambitionem, ridere mecum soleo [I laugh to myself at the vanities of the court, the intrigues of public life], I laugh at all. Robert Burton
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Our freedoms are vanishing. If you do not get active to take a stand now against all that is wrong while we still can, then maybe one of your children may elect to do so in the future, when it will be far more riskier – and much, much harder. Suzy Kassem
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Funny how nobody talks on the tubes, isn't it? I rarely catch the tube myself, or lifts. Confined spaces, everybody shuts down. Why is that? Perhaps we think everybody on the tube is a potential psychopath or a drunk, so we close down and pretend to read a book or something. John Hannah