Quotes about the Public

Most popular the public quotes

The public is like a piano.
Learn from the masses, and then teach them.
All professions are conspiracies against the laity.
What the crowd requires is mediocrity of the highest order.

excellence mediocrity

God must have loved the common people, he made so many of them.
You can never underestimate the stupidity of the general public.

cynical

Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent.
The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.

genius

To succeed in chaining the multitude you must seem to wear the same fetters.
I do not know the method of drawing up an indictment against a whole people.
Blessed are the common people. God loves them; that is why he made millions of them.
It is an easy and vulgar thing to please the mob, and no very arduous task to astonish them.
The great masses of the people ... will more easily fall victim to a big lie than a small one.

lies

Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
I love the people with their simple straightforward minds. It's only that their smell brings on my migraine.
Since the masses are always eager to believe something, for their benefit nothing is so easy to arrange as facts.
Just remember this, Mr. Potter, that this rabble you're talking about, they do most of the working and paying and living and dying in this community.
The acquisition of knowledge is the mission of research, the transmission of knowledge is the mission of teaching, and the application of knowledge is the mission of public service.

knowledge

Consider the public. ... Never fear it nor despise it. Coax it, charm it, interest it, stimulate it, shock it now and then and if you must, make it laugh, make it cry, but above all ... never, never, never bore the living hell out of it.