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Without public pressure from caring people,
by Morris Dees

Without public pressure from caring people,
our lawsuits will not be enough to stop this widespread abuse.
- Morris Dees

Rarely in my 45 years as a civil rights lawyer have
I been so angry about an injustice as I am about what
happened to Billy Ray Johnson.
- Morris Dees

You do stand alone sometimes.
But my mother stood by me through all this.
- Morris Dees

What a privilege to be here on the planet to contribute
your unique donation to humankind.
Each face in the rainbow of colors that populate our
world is precious and special.
- Morris Dees

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It's hard to think what should make your blood boil more -
what happened to Billy Ray or what didn't happen to those who abused him.
It's something we can't ignore.
- Morris Dees

A lot has happened since Dr. King left us.
He probably wouldn't recognize the landscape if he saw it,
but I still believe he would still have the same spiritual
faith and also faith in us as people -
not only people in our nation,
but people in the world.
- Morris Dees

Our supporters can send the message that it's wrong
for politically connected corporations to make millions
while people doing an honest day's work are being cheated
out of an honest day's pay.
- Morris Dees


 

She was in a difficult position being the widow of a great American hero,
a role that carried high expectations but she did a
credible job of continuing Dr King's dream especially
in the face of a changing and often hostile American public.
- Morris Dees

The focus of tolerance education is to deal with the
concept of equality and fairness.
We need to establish confidence with children that
there is more goodness than horror in this world.
- Morris Dees

God is, even though the whole world deny him.
Truth stands, even if there be no public support.
It is self-sustained.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths.
- Joseph Campbell

Truth stands, even if there be no public support.
It is self-sustained.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

No one ever found wisdom without also being a fool.
Writers, alas, have to be fools in public,
while the rest of the human race can cover its tracks.
- Erica Jong

Why are ecologists and environmentalists so feared
and hated? This is because in part what they have to
say is new to the general public,
and the new is always alarming.
- Garrett Hardin

The great secret of doctors, known only to their wives,
but still hidden from the public, is that most things
get better by themselves;
most things,
in fact, are better in the morning.
- Lewis Thomas

Like religion, politics, and family planning,
cereal is not a topic to be brought up in public.
It's too controversial.
- Erma Bombeck

The thing I enjoyed most were visits from children.
They did not want public office.
- Herbert Hoover

Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning
the instrument as one goes on.
- Samuel Butler

Your every voter, as surely as your chief magistrate,
exercises a public trust.
- Grover Cleveland

Environmental concern is now firmly embedded in public life:
in education,
medicine and law; in journalism, literature and art.
- Barry Commoner

Congress will pass a law restricting public comment
on the Internet to individuals who have spent a minimum
of one hour actually accomplishing a specific task while on line.
- Andy Grove

For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations,
for Nature cannot be fooled.
- Richard P. Feynman

Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles.
The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.
- Ambrose Bierce

The human brain starts working the moment you are born
and never stops until you stand up to speak in public.
- George Jessel

Baseball is a public trust.
Players turn over, owners turn over and certain commissioners turn over.
But baseball goes on.
- Peter Ueberroth

Public misbehavior by the famous is a powerful teaching tool.
- Bill O'Reilly

Imagine for yourself a character,
a model personality whose example you determine to follow,
in private as well as in public.
- Epictetus

Money is power, and in that government which pays all
the public officers of the states will all political
power be substantially concentrated.
- Andrew Jackson

And I believe that the best buy in public health today
must be a combination of regular physical exercise and a healthy diet.
- Julie Bishop

What the public expects and what is healthy for an
individual are two very different things.
- Esther Williams

And this, our life, exempt from public haunt,
finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks,
sermons in stones, and good in everything.
- William Shakespeare

No greater nor more affectionate honor can be conferred
on an American than to have a public school named after him.
- Herbert Hoover

Expressing anger is a form of public littering.
- Willard Gaylin

I am not bound for any public place,
but for ground of my own where I have planted vines and orchard trees,
and in the heat of the day climbed up into the healing shadow of the woods.
- Wendell Berry

The Supreme Court's only armor is the cloak of public trust;
its sole ammunition,
the collective hopes of our society.
- Irving R. Kaufman

The history of modern art is also the history of the
progressive loss of art's audience.
Art has increasingly become the concern of the artist
and the bafflement of the public.
- Paul Gauguin

What's sort of interesting about the whole public relations
disaster that is the Net,
in some ways, is that the fundamentals are really good.
- Meg Whitman

The doctor has been taught to be interested not in health but in disease.
What the public is taught is that health is the cure for disease.
- Ashley Montagu

All the president is, is a glorified public relations
man who spends his time flattering,
kissing, and kicking people to get them to do what
they are supposed to do anyway.
- Harry S. Truman

We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.
- Bryan White

For me every ruler is alien that defies public opinion.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Dreaming in public is an important part of our job description,
as science writers, but there are bad dreams as well as good dreams.
We're dreamers, you see, but we're also realists,
of a sort.
- William Gibson

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.
- Bertrand Russell

I come from a profession which has suffered greatly
because of the lack of civility.
Lawyers treat each other poorly and it has come home to haunt them.
The public will not tolerate a lack of civility.
- James E. Rogers

We made one film called Thy Neighbor's Wife in which
I got flogged at the public whipping post for adultery.
I did my best acting in that film, I guess.
- Cleo Moore

There was a time when the contractual relationship
between the employer and the employee was supposed
to be none of the public's business.
That time has passed.
- Frank Murphy

I find the public passion for justice quite boring and artificial.
- Patricia Highsmith

The public pays and feels it is entitled to participate
in the personal affairs of a performer.
- Hedy Lamarr

This was the first time a woman in Dallas had won public office of any kind -
even women questioned whether or not I was qualified,
whether or not I could take it.
- Eddie Bernice Johnson

When public and private sectors combine intellectual and other resources,
more can be achieved.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

I remember the mentoring experiences of some teachers that I had,
like a second term home room teacher in public school
that really was very helpful to me.
- Sanford I. Weill

Many people still regard many users of public services as undeserving.
- Elaine MacDonald

Politicians fascinate because they constitute such a paradox;
they are an elite that accomplishes mediocrity for the public good.
- George Will

I'm not a very serious person.
You know how they say that clowns are very funny in
public and are really sad at home? I'm really kind
of stupid at home and more serious in public.
- Roland Joffe

I was 4 years old when I sang in public for the very first time.
- Mireille Mathieu

In life, particularly in public life,
psychology is more powerful than logic.
- Ludwig Quidde

Journalists should denounce government by public opinion polls.
- Dan Rather

I will undoubtedly have to seek what is happily known as gainful employment,
which I am glad to say does not describe holding public office.
- Dean Acheson

Morals are private.
Decency is public.
- Rita Mae Brown

From '69 til '76, I never played in public.
I would play by myself at home.
- Robert Quine

That test should not be about ratings.
What should weigh is the knowledge that a public broadcaster
delivers programmes that matter.
- Jonathan Dimbleby

The public relations warriors fought and lost Monte
Carlo's Battle of the Magazine Covers.
- John Vinocur

How little the public realizes what a girl must go
through before she finally appears before the spotlight
that is thrown upon the stage.
- Florenz Ziegfeld

With a painter's temperament, all that's needed are
the means of expression sufficient to be intelligible to the wide public.
- Paul Cezanne

All you owe the public is a good performance.
- Humphrey Bogart

I listen to National Public Radio, which,
to me at least, presents the most rounded view of things.
- Ed Harris

The public must suffer untold pangs from the stiffness,
the deliberate stifling of emotion, on the part of many British actors.
- Ivor Novello

Public office is supposed to be a public trust.
This is a clear sign of the rampant corruption at the
highest levels of the Republican leadership.
- Bob Etheridge

Our communities face many challenges,
from keeping our kids safe in public,
to the war on terrorism.
But few have such immediate consequences as we face from methamphetamine.
- Mark Kennedy

My opinions and principles are subjects of just criticism.
I put myself before the public voluntarily.
- Victoria Woodhull

Everything that Bush touches turns to manure in public policy.
- Alec Baldwin


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