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The public is like a piano.
by Al Capp

The public is like a piano.
You just have to know what keys to poke.
- Al Capp

Anyone who can walk to the welfare office can walk to work.
- Al Capp

Abstract art: a product of the untalented sold by the
unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.
- Al Capp

Like all New York hotel lady cashiers she had red hair
and had been disappointed in her first husband.
- Al Capp

 

Any place that anyone can learn something useful from
someone with experience is an educational institution.
- Al Capp

Young people should be helped, sheltered,
ignored, and clubbed of necessary.
- Al Capp

There are certain books in the world which every searcher for truth must know:
the Bible,
the Critique of Pure Reason, the Origin of Species,
and Karl Marx's Capital.
- Al Capp

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Success is following the pattern of life one enjoys most.
- Al Capp

Today's younger generation is no worse than my own.
We were just as ignorant and repulsive as they are,
but nobody listened to us.
- Al Capp

The secret of how to live without resentment or embarrassment
in a world in which I was different from everyone else.
was to be indifferent to that difference.
- Al Capp

My work is being destroyed almost as soon as it is printed.
One day it is being read; the next day someone's wrapping fish in it.
- Al Capp

No one ever found wisdom without also being a fool.
Writers, alas, have to be fools in public,
while the rest of the human race can cover its tracks.
- Erica Jong

Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths.
- Joseph Campbell

Truth stands, even if there be no public support.
It is self-sustained.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

God is, even though the whole world deny him.
Truth stands, even if there be no public support.
It is self-sustained.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Imagine for yourself a character,
a model personality whose example you determine to follow,
in private as well as in public.
- Epictetus

For me every ruler is alien that defies public opinion.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles.
The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.
- Ambrose Bierce

Like religion, politics, and family planning,
cereal is not a topic to be brought up in public.
It's too controversial.
- Erma Bombeck

Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning
the instrument as one goes on.
- Samuel Butler

We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.
- Bryan White

The great secret of doctors, known only to their wives,
but still hidden from the public, is that most things
get better by themselves;
most things,
in fact, are better in the morning.
- Lewis Thomas

Why are ecologists and environmentalists so feared
and hated? This is because in part what they have to
say is new to the general public,
and the new is always alarming.
- Garrett Hardin

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.
- Ashley Montagu

There is no such thing as public opinion.
There is only published opinion.
- Winston Churchill

I am not bound for any public place,
but for ground of my own where I have planted vines and orchard trees,
and in the heat of the day climbed up into the healing shadow of the woods.
- Wendell Berry

The Supreme Court's only armor is the cloak of public trust;
its sole ammunition,
the collective hopes of our society.
- Irving R. Kaufman

Environmental concern is now firmly embedded in public life:
in education,
medicine and law; in journalism, literature and art.
- Barry Commoner

What the public expects and what is healthy for an
individual are two very different things.
- Esther Williams

No greater nor more affectionate honor can be conferred
on an American than to have a public school named after him.
- Herbert Hoover

Nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public.
- H. L. Mencken

The thing I enjoyed most were visits from children.
They did not want public office.
- Herbert Hoover

Congress will pass a law restricting public comment
on the Internet to individuals who have spent a minimum
of one hour actually accomplishing a specific task while on line.
- Andy Grove

And this, our life, exempt from public haunt,
finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks,
sermons in stones, and good in everything.
- William Shakespeare

For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations,
for Nature cannot be fooled.
- Richard P. Feynman

And I believe that the best buy in public health today
must be a combination of regular physical exercise and a healthy diet.
- Julie Bishop

Public misbehavior by the famous is a powerful teaching tool.
- Bill O'Reilly

Expressing anger is a form of public littering.
- Willard Gaylin

Baseball is a public trust.
Players turn over, owners turn over and certain commissioners turn over.
But baseball goes on.
- Peter Ueberroth

The history of modern art is also the history of the
progressive loss of art's audience.
Art has increasingly become the concern of the artist
and the bafflement of the public.
- Paul Gauguin

Money is power, and in that government which pays all
the public officers of the states will all political
power be substantially concentrated.
- Andrew Jackson

All the president is, is a glorified public relations
man who spends his time flattering,
kissing, and kicking people to get them to do what
they are supposed to do anyway.
- Harry S. Truman

Your every voter, as surely as your chief magistrate,
exercises a public trust.
- Grover Cleveland

What's sort of interesting about the whole public relations
disaster that is the Net,
in some ways, is that the fundamentals are really good.
- Meg Whitman

The human brain starts working the moment you are born
and never stops until you stand up to speak in public.
- George Jessel

It was in the 1960s that I began the detailed study of public regulation.
- George Stigler

Only we, the public, can force our representatives
to reverse their abdication of the war powers that
the Constitution gives exclusively to the Congress.
- Daniel Ellsberg

The American fascist would prefer not to use violence.
His method is to poison the channels of public information.
- Henry A. Wallace

The 'private sector' of the economy is,
in fact, the voluntary sector; and the 'public sector' is,
in fact, the coercive sector.
- Henry Hazlitt

Do not let any record company disturb your creative flow.
You are not writing for the record company.
You're writing for the public.
- Grandmaster Flash

The American public is sick and tired of being lied to.
- Patrick Leahy

I will provide friendly and courteous service and will
work closely with all departments in the county.
I will abide by the Texas Information Act in providing
information to the public.
- Anne Grant

A sovereign's great example forms a people;
the public breast is noble or vile as he inspires it.
- David Mallet

Study the public behavior of top stars and you can
detect a keen attentiveness to brand value.
- Peter Bart

I don't believe that the public knows what it wants;
this is the conclusion that I have drawn from my career.
- Charlie Chaplin

Public utility pleads most forcibly for the general
distribution of the Holy Scriptures.
- James McHenry

I have kept a steady focus on restoring public faith
in our state government since taking office July 1.
Now it is time to make even bigger and bolder gains
through legislative action.
- Jodi Rell

Jim Carrey, a comic genius, has a harder time overcoming
the public's desire for him to be funny simply because he's so good at it.
- Ben Stiller

A statesman, we are told, should follow public opinion.
Doubtless, as a coachman follows his horses;
having firm hold on the reins and guiding them.
- Augustus Hare

There is danger from all men.
The only maxim of a free government ought to be to
trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.
- John Adams

I still play the guitar and piano, but hardly ever in public.
- Michael Storm

The heightened public clamor resulting from radio and
television coverage will inevitably result in prejudice.
Trial by television is, therefore, foreign to our system.
- Tom C. Clark

The American public is not aware that there might be
potential allergenic and toxic reactions.
With regular food, at least people know which foods they have an allergy to.
- Jeremy Rifkin

We have to remind the people: Congress has the constitutional
obligation and public responsibility to oversee these
issues and the Department of Justice's operations.
- Sibel Edmonds

The kindness and affection from the public have carried
me through some of the most difficult periods,
and always your love and affection have eased the journey.
- Princess Diana

At Camp One we were met by Director of Public Works Warwick Greene,
grim and grimy.
He has been working himself to death to make this transportation plan a success.
- William Cameron Forbes

I don't like public venues.
I never know what to wear.
- Glenn Close

Whatever the public blames you for, cultivate it;
it is yourself.
- Jean Cocteau

I'm not doing my philanthropic work,
out of any kind of guilt,
or any need to create good public relations.
I'm doing it because I can afford to do it,
and I believe in it.
- George Soros

There has been a strong tradition in this country that
it is not the function of the military to educate the
public on political issues.
- J. William Fulbright

Part of the public horror of sexual irregularity so-called
is due to the fact that everyone knows himself essentially guilty.
- Aleister Crowley


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