Public opinion is the thermometer a monarch should constantly consult.
I have no other view than to promote the public good, and am unambitious of honors not founded in the approbation of my Country.
There can be no two opinions as to what a highbrow is. He is the man or woman of thoroughbred intelligence who rides his mind at a gallop across country in pursuit of an idea.
The public is the only critic whose opinion is worth anything at all.
Polling is merely an instrument for gauging public opinion. When a president or any other leader pays attention to poll results, he is, in effect, paying attention to the views of the people. Any other interpretation is nonsense.
Painting is a faith, and it imposes the duty to disregard public opinion.
I think we have very steady records of President Putin, who inherited the country with democratic values.
Whatever the public blames you for, cultivate it; it is yourself.
Terror is only justice: prompt, severe and inflexible; it is then an emanation of virtue; it is less a distinct principle than a natural consequence of the general principle of democracy, applied to the most pressing wants of the country.
My opinion is that a poet should express the emotion of all the ages and the thought of his own.
What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself.
This means that each country, in addition to the general properties common to the whole world, also has its own specific properties.
So many people supported me through my public life and I will never forget them.
Believe me, you can get into a lot of trouble being sixteen years old in a foreign country with no adult telling you when to come home.
May I say, finally, that I have no illusions of grandeur; quite to the contrary, I am very humble in my knowledge that through forty years of my life my life has been an open book of service to my fellow architects and for the public good.
Roger and I are now in our 20th year and I think people tune in because they know that for better or for worse, these are our opinions.
America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.
Madam, I have come from a country where people are hanged if they talk.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
In every country and every age, the priest had been hostile to Liberty.
The flowery style is not unsuitable to public speeches or addresses, which amount only to compliment. The lighter beauties are in their place when there is nothing more solid to say; but the flowery style ought to be banished from a pleading, a sermon, or a didactic work.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
I'm thrilled of the acceptance I get abroad. The people are so hearty, warm and grateful and I feel privileged having seen so many countries and some of the greatest monuments.
People don't think the public is smart enough to understand that this is America and that there's all kinds of people out there.
A fashionable milieu is one in which everybody's opinion is made up of the opinion of all the others. Has everybody a different opinion? Then it is a literary milieu.