One should respect public opinion insofar..

One should respect public opinion insofar as is necessary to avoid starvation and keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny.

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It is a besetting vice of democracies to substitute public opinion for law. This is the usual form in which masses of men exhibit their tyranny.
Democracy
Exhibit
Form
Law
Masses
Men
Opinion
Public
Public Opinion
Substitute
Tyranny
Usual
Vice
Which
Whenever the government of the United States shall break up, it will probably be in consequence of a false direction having been given to public opinion.
Been
Break
Consequence
Direction
False
Given
Government
Having
Opinion
Public
Public Opinion
Shall
States
United
It is the besetting vice of democracies to substitute public opinion for law. This is the usual form in which the masses of men exhibit their tyranny.
Democracy
Exhibit
Form
Law
Masses
Men
Opinion
Public
Public Opinion
Substitute
Tyranny
Usual
Vice
Which
It is precisely the purpose of the public opinion generated by the press to make the public incapable of judging, to insinuate into it the attitude of someone irresponsible, uninformed.
Attitude
Incapable
Irresponsible
Judging
Make
Opinion
Precisely
Press
Public
Public opinion
Purpose
Someone
Uninformed
The private citizen, beset by partisan appeals for the loan of his Public Opinion, will soon see, perhaps, that these appeals are not a compliment to his intelligence, but an imposition on his good nature and an insult to his sense of evidence.
Appeals
Citizen
Compliment
Evidence
Good
Good nature
His
Imposition
Insult
Intelligence
Loan
Nature
Opinion
Partisan
Public opinion is no more than this: what people think that other people think.
More
Opinion
Other
People
Public
Public opinion
Than
Think
Public opinion, a vulgar, impertinent, anonymous tyrant who deliberately makes life unpleasant for anyone who is not content to be the average person.
Anonymous
Anyone
Average
Average person
Content
Deliberately
Life
Makes
Opinion
Person
Public
Public opinion
Tyrant
Unpleasant
There is no such thing as public opinion. There is only published opinion.
Only
Opinion
Public
Public opinion
Published
Thing
The history of the world is the record of the weakness, frailty and death of public opinion.
Death
Frailty
History
Opinion
Public
Public opinion
Record
The history of
Weakness
World
I do not believe any of the statistical claims that are made about public opinion. I don't see why anybody does.
About
Any
Anybody
Believe
Claims
Does
Made
Opinion
Public
Public opinion
See
Statistical
Why
I keep coming back to you in my head, but you couldn't know that, and I have no carbons.
Back
Coming
Head
Keep
Know
You
There are times when fear is good. It must keep its watchful place at the heart's controls.
Controls
Fear
Good
Heart
Keep
Must
Place
Times
Watchful
As long as you keep one foot in the real world while the other foot's in a fairy tale, that fairy tale is going to seem kind of attainable.
Attainable
Fairy
Foot
Going
Keep
Kind
Long
Other
Real
Real World
Seem
Tale
The Real World
While
Here among my books, my wife, my friends and my loves, I have plenty of reasons to keep living.
Among
Books
Friends
Here
Keep
Living
Loves
Plenty
Reasons
Wife
I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.
Christmas
Heart
Honor
Keep
Try
Will
Year
I am a morning writer; I am writing at eight-thirty in longhand and I keep at it until twelve-thirty, when I go for a swim. Then I come back, have lunch, and read in the afternoon until I take my walk for the next day's writing.
Afternoon
Am
Back
Come
Day
Go
I Am
Keep
Longhand
Lunch
Morning
Next
Read
Swim
The only secrets are the secrets that keep themselves.
Keep
Only
Secrets
Themselves
Hobbies are apt to run away with us, you know; it doesn't do to be run away with. We must keep the reins.
Apt
Away
Hobbies
Keep
Know
Must
Reins
Run
Us
You
The only service a friend can really render is to keep up your courage by holding up to you a mirror in which you can see a noble image of yourself.
Courage
Friend
Holding
Image
Keep
Mirror
Noble
Only
Really
Render
See
Service
Up
Which
Science is properly more scrupulous than dogma. Dogma gives a charter to mistake, but the very breath of science is a contest with mistake, and must keep the conscience alive.
Alive
Breath
Charter
Conscience
Contest
Dogma
Gives
Keep
Mistake
More
Must
Properly
Science
Than
Keep true to the dreams of your youth.
Dreams
Keep
True
Your
Youth
What Englishman will give his mind to politics as long as he can afford to keep a motor car?
Afford
Car
Englishman
Give
He
His
Keep
Long
Mind
Motor
Motor Car
Politics
Will
Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world.
Better
Bright
Clean
Keep
Must
See
Through
Which
Window
World
You
Yourself
Men have to do some awfully mean things to keep up their respectability.
Keep
Mean
Men
Some
Things
Up
I've put in so many enigmas and puzzles that it will keep the professors busy for centuries arguing over what I meant, and that's the only way of insuring one's immortality.
Arguing
Busy
Centuries
Immortality
Keep
Many
Meant
Only
Over
Professors
Put
Puzzles
Way
Will
If you keep on saying things are going to be bad, you have a good chance of being a prophet.
Bad
Being
Chance
Going
Good
Good Chance
Keep
Prophet
Saying
Things
You
I feel that telling my secrets makes me less vulnerable. What would make me vulnerable are the secrets I keep.
Feel
I Feel
Keep
Less
Make
Makes
Me
Secrets
Telling
Vulnerable
Would
Why does any novelist keep writing long after they've made money? Because they've failed to write the perfect novel.
After
Any
Because
Does
Failed
Keep
Long
Made
Money
Novel
Novelist
Perfect
Why
Write
I read on my iPad when I travel. I listen to audiobooks in the car. I read books in my bedroom, where I have a comfortable couch, a lamp and two dogs to keep me warm.
Bedroom
Books
Car
Comfortable
Couch
Dogs
IPad
Keep
Lamp
Listen
Me
Read
Travel
Two
I've always been into 'fast-paced, don't bore 'em, keep it moving along, stick with the story.' You know: tell a story the way I want to hear a story. I find it more rewarding to write for kids, but I also find it a little easier, because you can just let loose a little bit more in terms of fantasy and stuff.
Along
Also
Always
Because
Been
Bit
Bore
Easier
Fantasy
Fast-Paced
Find
Hear
Just
Keep
Ultimately, a great thriller is a roller coaster ride. I like to think that's a promise I have never failed to keep, and one that I'd say has served my books well.
Books
Coaster
Failed
Great
Keep
Like
Never
Promise
Ride
Roller
Roller Coaster Ride
Say
Served
Think
At all times, think like a writer, and keep those antennae twitching - that way, you pick up new ideas.
Ideas
Keep
Like
New
New Ideas
Pick
Think
Those
Times
Up
Way
Writer
You
This country-right-or-wrong business is getting a little out-of-date.. History is moving pretty quickly these days and the heroes and villains keep on changing parts.
Business
Changing
Days
Getting
Heroes
History
Keep
Little
Moving
Parts
Pretty
Quickly
Villains
The New England conscience doesn't keep you from doing what you shouldn't - it just keeps you from enjoying it.
Conscience
Doing
England
Enjoying
Just
Keep
Keeps
New
New England
You
The pain of losing my child was a cleansing experience. I had to throw overboard all excess baggage and keep only what is essential.
Baggage
Child
Cleansing
Essential
Excess
Experience
Had
Keep
Losing
Only
Overboard
Pain
Throw
A lot of writers, especially crime writers, have an image that we think we're trying to keep up with. You've got to be seen as dark and slightly dangerous. But I'm not like that and I've realised that I don't need to put that on. People will buy the books whether they see a photo of you dressed in black or not.
Black
Books
Buy
Crime
Dangerous
Dark
Dressed
Got
Image
Keep
Like
Lot
Need
People
If you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a good chance of being a prophet.
Bad
Being
Chance
Going
Good
Good Chance
Keep
Prophet
Saying
Things
You
The pain of losing my child was a cleansing experience. I had to throw overboard all excess baggage and keep only what is essential. Because of Paula, I don't cling to anything anymore. Now I like to give much more than to receive.
Anymore
Anything
Baggage
Because
Child
Cleansing
Cling
Essential
Excess
Experience
Give
Had
Keep
Like
All stories interest me, and some haunt me until I end up writing them. Certain themes keep coming up: justice, loyalty, violence, death, political and social issues, freedom.
Certain
Coming
Death
End
Freedom
Haunt
Interest
Issues
Justice
Keep
Loyalty
Me
Political
Social
I take a simple view of life. It is keep your eyes open and get on with it.
Eyes
Get
Keep
Life
Open
Simple
Take
View
Your
You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming.
Cannot
Coming
Cut
Flowers
Keep
Spring
You
A person without a shadow should keep out of the sun, that is the only safe and rational plan.
Keep
Only
Out
Person
Plan
Rational
Safe
Shadow
Should
Sun
Without
Good writers are monotonous, like good composers. They keep trying to perfect the one problem they were born to understand.
Born
Composers
Good
Keep
Like
Monotonous
Perfect
Problem
Trying
Understand
Were
Writers
It's no good trying to keep up old friendships. It's painful for both sides. The fact is, one grows out of people, and the only thing is to face it.
Both
Both sides
Face
Fact
Friendships
Good
Grows
Keep
Old
Only
Out
Painful
People
Sides
I think the whole system of education would change if I were in charge and had the ability to make changes. I don't think I would keep Princeton exactly being Princeton.
Ability
Being
Change
Changes
Charge
Education
Exactly
Had
I think
Keep
Make
Princeton
System
Think
There's nothing regular about my life at all, really. I don't keep a regular schedule and every day is different. It's all rather chaotic.
About
Chaotic
Day
Different
Every
Every day
Keep
Life
My life
Nothing
Rather
Really
Regular
Schedule
You know, I haven't written as much as most other writers. Certainly maybe those who keep a more regular schedule accomplish more.
Accomplish
Certainly
Keep
Know
Maybe
More
Most
Much
Other
Regular
Schedule
Those
Who
Writers
Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.
Always
Behind
Face
Fall
Keep
Shadows
Sunshine
Toward
Will
You
Your
As a writer, you have to realize that people want to like the characters, so you have to be careful to keep them involved.
Be careful
Careful
Characters
Involved
Keep
Like
People
Realize
Them
Want
Writer
You
How shall I lose the sin, yet keep the sense, and love the offender, yet detest the offence?
Detest
How
Keep
Lose
Love
Offence
Sense
Shall
Sin