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William S. Paley Quotes and Sayings

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What is public history but a register of the successes and disappointments,
the vices, the follies and the quarrels of those who
engage in contention for power.
- William S. Paley

White lies always introduce others of a darker complexion.
- William S. Paley

God has been pleased to prescribe limits to his power
and to work out his ends within these limits.
- William S. Paley

In what way can a revelation be made but by miracles?
In none which we are able to conceive.
- William S. Paley

 

What we are doing is satisfying the American public.
That's our job.
I always say we have to give most of the people what
they want most of the time.
That's what they expect from us.
- William S. Paley

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The fifth amendment of the U.S.
Constitution guarantees that no private property shall
be taken for a public use without the payment of just compensation.
- Elton Gallegly

The court has said you are entitled to robust speech on public sidewalks,
even insulting speech.
- Jay Alan Sekulow

Or in other works I have also projected the sound in a cube of loudspeakers.
The sound can move vertically and diagonally at all
speeds around the public.
- Karlheinz Stockhausen

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.
- Charlie Sheen

Satire is tragedy plus time.
You give it enough time, the public,
the reviewers will allow you to satirize it.
Which is rather ridiculous, when you think about it.
- Lenny Bruce

Though public pronouncements of Israeli officials emphasize peace and mutuality,
unilateralism actually drives Israeli actions.
- Douglas Feith

Try being my size and going into a public restroom.
- Billy Barty

You can't be chasing 15 rabbits.
Otherwise, the public mind cannot follow you.
- Brian Mulroney

Success is a public affair.
Failure is a private funeral.
- Rosalind Russell

Me, I'd prefer to have a good reputation rather than
getting press for being scandalous,
getting drunk in public, staying out late and so on.
- Sophia Bush

I listen to National Public Radio, which,
to me at least, presents the most rounded view of things.
- Ed Harris

Pete Rozelle used television to get the game to the
American public by creating the Super Bowl and making
it the biggest sporting event in the world.
- Will McDonough

Fortunately we're not a public company -
we're a private group of companies,
and I can do what I want.
- Richard Branson

The American Republic will endure until the day Congress
discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

Writing is one of the few professions in which you
can psychoanalyse yourself,
get rid of hostilities and frustrations in public,
and get paid for it.
- Octavia Butler

Just like Tim Robbins is very political -
and obviously,
Arnold Schwarzenegger must be - I want to be able to
have this public personality that's considered authoritative.
- Christy Romano

The public will believe anything, so long as it is not founded on truth.
- Edith Sitwell

Publicity is a great purifier because it sets in action
the forces of public opinion,
and in this country public opinion controls the courses of the nation.
- Charles Evans Hughes

Humanitarian missions are little different from any other public enterprise,
diplomacy included, which is susceptible of misinterpretation by the public,
hence ultimately of failure.
- Alvin Adams

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

No man should be in public office who can't make more money in private life.
- Thomas Dewey

I am not a performer but occasionally I deliberately
work in a public context.
Some sculptures need the movement of people around them to work.
- Andy Goldsworthy

I work for the public, for the people who are paying to go to the cinema,
rather than for the critics.
- Kevin Costner

My first public impression was my French teacher,
Derek Swift.
- Rory Bremner

There is a cliche that men want their women to be ladies
in public and hookers behind closed doors.
I want my woman to be the sharper image robot so that she can be turned off.
- Al Goldstein

Opinions are a private matter.
The public has an interest only in judgments.
- Walter Benjamin

Personal faith can be a powerful force for public good.
- David E. Price

One of the best lessons I learned early is that not
everything in life is about you.
It is about service.
If you want trips and excessive gifts,
then don't get into public service.
- Sean Hannity

I'm a musician at heart, I know I'm not really a singer.
I couldn't compete with real singers.
But I sing because the public buys it.
- Nat King Cole

I call God to witness that as a private person I have
done nothing unbeseeming an honest man,
nor, as I bear the place of a public man,
have I done anything unworthy of my place.
- Francis Walsingham

I was raised to speak out about politics and the world around me.
I would do it whether I was in the public or not.
It is the way I was taught.
The American way.
- Judy Collins

I think, with never-ending gratitude,
that the young women of today do not and can never
know at what price their right to free speech and to
speak at all in public has been earned.
- Lucy Stone


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