A good idea is never lost. Even though its originator or possessor may die without publicizing it, it will someday be reborn in the mind of another....
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
Dare to risk public criticism.
For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
Like religion, politics, and family planning, cereal is not a topic to be brought up in public. It's too controversial.
One of the great penalties those of us who live our lives in full view of the public must pay is the loss of that most cherished birthright of man's, privacy.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
The American people should be made aware of the trend toward monopolization of the great public information vehicles and the concentration of more and more power over public opinion in fewer and fewer hands.
The majority of people permit relatives, friends, and the public at large to so influence them that they cannot live their own lives, because they fear criticism.
The term 'serious actor' is kind of an oxymoron, isn't it? [Like] 'Republican party' [or] 'airplane food'.
There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.
These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.
To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.