So many people supported me through my public life and I will never forget them.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.
We know the future will outlast all of us, but I believe that all of us will live on in the future we made.
I suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas.
The original thing that fascinated me most was why we expect leaders, and especially presidents, at times to destroy themselves - and that's a sign of being a good leader or a good president. We usually don't expect that of almost anyone else in any profession, in particular, in public life.
I came into public life during the 1960s when a whole bunch of us believed in our ability to change the world. And we did a lot of things.
I've never encountered someone in public life who has less desire to hold office than Michelle Obama, though she is incredibly gifted at retail politics.
A man who really fights for justice must lead a private, not a public, life if he is to survive for even a short time.
I would dare say that most anyone in public life, if they stay in public long enough, is not treated fairly.
A better way to mutual respect is to engage directly with the moral convictions citizens bring to public life, rather than to require that people leave their deepest moral convictions outside politics before they enter.
Everyone lives three versions of themselves; a public life, a private life and a secret life.
I hoped that it would be possible to slide slowly from my public life back to the life of teaching and writing that I had always wanted. But things didn't work out that way.
I've long been really intrigued with what is the ... proper role of faith and religion in public life.
You have your private life and you have your public life, and just dont let them interfere.
I think it came out of the fact that I'm a very personal person who lives a very public life. It's the only thing that I thought people would want to hear, and it's never about just being inspirational.
This book [Dreams from My Father] was more of a reflection on my public life, now as a U.S. senator and before that as a state senator; how my perspectives around the issues of the day are shaped by my background.
Our ideology is intolerant...and peremptorily demands...the complete transformation of public life to its ideas.
That's good advice for any young person to remember who aspires to leadership in corporate or public life. Develop a thick skin when it comes to the press. Remember you're never as bad-or as good-as the press says you are.
I try to protect my loved ones, the people I share my life with, because they don't have a public life like me. I want to keep their lives private out of respect for them.
On the show, we are not trying to get people to eat their vegetables; we are not trying to get people to become Democrats. We are basically trying to encourage people to get involved with public life so that politics isn't left to the wealthy and privileged.
To praise princes for virtues they do not possess is to insult them without fear of consequences.
In order to succeed in the world people do their upmost to appear successful.
To plunder, to lie, to show your arse, are three essentials for climbing high.
It is more honorable to repair a wrong than to persist in it.
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