„Disregard public opinion when it interferes with your duty.“

Misattributed, Jackson's personal book of maxims

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Thomas Jonathan Jackson
General des konföderierten Heeres 1824 - 1863

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„When public opinion changes, it is with the rapidity of thought.“

—  Thomas Jefferson 3rd President of the United States of America 1743 - 1826

Letter to Colonel Charles Yancey http://oll.libertyfund.org/?option=com_staticxt&staticfile=show.php%3Ftitle=807&chapter=88152&layout=html&Itemid=27 (6 January 1816) ME 14:384
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„Your life will be good and secure when aliveness will mean more to you than security; love more than money; your freedom more than party line or public opinion“

—  Wilhelm Reich, buch Listen, Little Man!

Listen, Little Man! (1948)
Kontext: You beg for happiness in life, but security is more important to you, even if it costs you your spine or your life. Your life will be good and secure when aliveness will mean more to you than security; love more than money; your freedom more than party line or public opinion; when your thinking will be in harmony with your feelings; when the teachers of your children will be better paid than the politicians; when you will have more respect for the love between man and woman than for a marriage license.

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Robert M. La Follette Sr. Foto

„Free government is government by public opinion. Upon the soundness and integrity of public opinion depends the destiny of our democracy.“

—  Robert M. La Follette Sr. American politician 1855 - 1925

"Fooling the People as a Fine Art", La Follette's Magazine (April 1918)

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„Laws are made for the government of actions, and while they cannot interfere with mere religious beliefs and opinions, they may with practices.“

—  Morrison Waite American politician 1816 - 1888

Reynolds v. United States, 980 U.S. 145 (1879), upholding convictions of Mormons practicing polygamy

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Alan Bennett Foto

„One reads for pleasure… it is not a public duty.“

—  Alan Bennett, buch The Uncommon Reader

Quelle: The Uncommon Reader

Henry David Thoreau Foto

„Public opinion is a weak tyrant compared with our own private opinion.“

—  Henry David Thoreau 1817-1862 American poet, essayist, naturalist, and abolitionist 1817 - 1862

Quelle: Walden and Other Writings

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„Our government rests in public opinion. Whoever can change public opinion, can change the government, practically just so much.“

—  Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States 1809 - 1865

Quelle: Speech at a Republican Banquet, Chicago, Illinois, December 10, 1856 http://quod.lib.umich.edu/l/lincoln/lincoln2/1:413?rgn=div1;view=fulltext; see Roy P. Basler, ed., The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, vol. 2 (New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1953), p. 532

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„A public-opinion poll is no substitute for thought.“

—  Warren Buffett American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist 1930

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„What is public opinion? It is private indolence.“

—  Georg Brandes Danish literature critic and scholar 1842 - 1927

Quelle: An Essay on Aristocratic Radicalism (1889), p. 9

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„Public opinion's always in advance of the law.“

—  John Galsworthy English novelist and playwright 1867 - 1933

Windows, Act I (1922)

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Anne Louise Germaine de Staël Foto

„The search for the truth is the noblest of occupations, and its publication a duty.“

—  Anne Louise Germaine de Staël Swiss author 1766 - 1817

La recherche de la vérité est la plus noble des occupations, et sa publication un devoir.
Pt. 4, ch. 2
De l’Allemagne [Germany] (1813)

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Edward Carpenter Foto

„The law is in a sense the consolidated public opinion of society.“

—  Edward Carpenter British poet and academic 1844 - 1929

Defence of Criminals: A Criticism of Morality (1889)

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„Transparency is for those who carry out public duties and exercise public power. Privacy is for everyone else.“

—  Glenn Greenwald American journalist, lawyer and writer 1967

No Place to Hide (2014)
Quelle: No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State
Kontext: Democracy requires accountability and consent of the governed, which is only possible if citizens know what is being done in their name. [... ] Conversely, the presumption is that the government, with rare exceptions, will not know anything that law-abiding citizens are doing. [... ] Transparency is for those who carry out public duties and exercise public power. Privacy is for everyone else.

Penguin Books 2015 edition, page 209.

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