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Some people regard private enterprise as a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look on it as a cow they can milk. Not enough people see it as a healthy horse, pulling a sturdy wagon.
When people do not respect us we are sharply offended; yet in his private heart no man much respects himself.
We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict.
We may have our private opinions but why should they be a bar to the meeting of hearts?
God enters by a private door into every individual.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is clearly better that property should be private, but the use of it common; and the special business of the legislator is to create in men this benevolent disposition.
The details surrounding both my marriage and subsequent filing for divorce are private, and I had hoped to keep them that way for the sake of my family.
Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths.
So long as governments set the example of killing their enemies, private individuals will occasionally kill theirs.
The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property.
I spent my whole life in the private sector, 25 years in the private sector. I understand that when government takes more money out of the hands of people, it makes it more difficult for them to buy things. If they can't buy things, the economy doesn't grow. If the economy doesn't grow, we don't put Americans to work.
The Great Depression, like most other periods of severe unemployment, was produced by government mismanagement rather than by any inherent instability of the private economy.
Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.
People are very reluctant to talk about their private lives but then you go to the internet and they're much more open.
Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards.
Robert A. Heinlein
All significant truths are private truths. As they become public they cease to become truths; they become facts, or at best, part of the public character; or at worst, catchwords.
T. S. Eliot
There is no way that writers can be tamed and rendered civilized or even cured. The only solution known to science is to provide the patient with an isolation room, where he can endure the acute stages in private and where food can be poked in to him with a stick.
Robert A. Heinlein
Every man's memory is his private literature.
Imagine for yourself a character, a model personality, whose example you determine to follow, in private as well as in public.
Isn't it fitting that so many of those who have contempt for the private sector will soon find themselves back in it?
You balance the budget by restraining the growth of government and encouraging the growth of the private sector.
I would cap the amount of federal government can spend at 20 percent of the economy. Bring it back to 20 percent or lower. And say, we are not going to spend above that level. Democrats, they want to raise your taxes and spend more and more and turn us into an economy which is no longer driven by the private sector.
He who is void of virtuous attachments in private life is, or very soon will be, void of all regard for his country. There is seldom an instance of a man guilty of betraying his country, who had not before lost the feeling of moral obligations in his private connections.
Well private money can take risks in a way that government money often isn't willing to.
I like to hide behind the characters I play. Despite the public perception, I am a very private person who has a hard time with the fame thing.
You cannot have development in today's world without partnering with the private sector.
I remain convinced that obstinate addiction to ordinary language in our private thoughts is one of the main obstacles to progress in philosophy.
Private property began the instant somebody had a mind of his own.
e. e. cummings
I will not comment on or confirm what are alleged to be stolen State Department cables. But I can say that the United States deeply regrets the disclosure of any information that was intended to be confidential, including private discussions between counterparts or our diplomats' personal assessments and observations.
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