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The reason women don`t play football is because 11 of them would never wear the same outfit in public.

Phyllis Diller

People are like sheep: they follow the leader, It is the leader who has a point of view about which way they should go. Having an original point of view or angle is a novelty. Recognising its value is intelligent. Having the courage to stand up for it in tlie face of public opinion is what makes you a winner.

Paul Arden

In the early days of the Internet, this was one of the medium's great hopes - that it would finally offer a medium whereby whole towns - and indeed countries - could co-create their culture through discourse. Personalization has given us something very different: a public sphere sorted and manipulated by algorithms, fragmented by design, and hostile to dialogue.

Eli Pariser

Science is much more than a body of knowledge. It is a way of thinking. This is central to its success. Science invites us to let the facts in, even when they don`t conform to our preconceptions. It counsels us to carry alternative hypotheses in our heads and see which ones best match the facts. It urges on us a fine balance between no-holds-barred openness to new ideas, however heretical, and the most rigorous skeptical scrutiny of everything - new ideas and established wisdom. We need wide appreciation of this kind of thinking. It works. It`s an essential tool for a democracy in an age of change. Our task is not just to train more scientists but also to deepen public understanding of science.

Carl Sagan

It is a mistake, [...] to suppose that the public wants the environment protected or their lives saved and that they will be grateful to any idealist who will fight for such ends. What the public wants is their own individual comfort.

Isaac Asimov

The public would believe anything - so long as it is not founded on truth.

Edith Sitwell

It is safe to wager that every public idea and every accepted convention is sheer foolishness, because it has suited the majority.

Nicolas Chamfort

I will be mute, and thou shalt guide my steps
Into the covert from the public road,
Till I have learned their drift. A prudent man
Will ever shape his course by what he learns.

Sophocles

Love is holding hands in public without giving a care.

Matthew Horn

In old days books were written by men of letters and read by the public. Nowadays books are written by the public and read by nobody.

Oscar Wilde

The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.

Oscar Wilde

TV and the Internet are good because they keep stupid people from spending too much time out in public.

Douglas Coupland

The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything, except what is worth knowing.

Oscar Wilde

Better to write for yourself and have no public than to write for the public and have no self.

Cyril Vernon Connolly

Even a great mathematician is almost always unknown to the public. His "adventures" are usually so confined to the interior of his skull that only another mathematician cares to read about them.

Martin Gardner

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