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8 Public Quotes from Literature

When a man gets into his head an idea that the public voice calls for him, it is astonishing how great becomes his trust in the wisdom of the public. ~ Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope "What is any public question but a conglomeration of private interests?" ~ The Warden by Anthony Trollope "It isn't an easy thing," said Mr. Brad, "to cater to a public that gets tired of anything in about three days." ~ That Fortune by Charles Dudley Warner Whatever may be said about the power of the press, it is undeniable that it can set the entire public thinking and talking about any topic. ~ That Fortune by Charles Dudley Warner No public business of any kind could possibly be done at any time without the acquiescence of the Circumlocution Office. Its finger was in the largest public pie, and in the smallest public tart. ~ Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens "Pshaw, my dear fellow, what do the public, the great unobservant public, who could hardly tell a weaver by his tooth or a compositor by his left thumb, care about the finer shades of analysis and deduction!" ~ The Adventure of the Copper Beeches by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle "The pressure of public opinion can do in the town what the law cannot accomplish. There is no lane so vile that the scream of a tortured child, or the thud of a drunkard's blow, does not beget sympathy and indignation among the neighbors, and then the whole machinery of justice is ever so close that a word of complaint can set it going, and there is but a step between the crime and the dock. But look at these lonely houses, each in its own fields, filled for the most part with poor ignorant folk who know little of the law. Think of the deeds of hellish cruelty, the hidden wickedness which may go on, year in, year out, in such places, and none the wiser." ~ The Adventure of the Copper Beeches by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle War, like other dramatic spectacles, might possibly cease for want of a "public." ~ The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot


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