There is no right to strike against the public safety by anybody, anywhere, any time.
It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for its welfare.
The tyranny of a multitude is a multiplied tyranny
War, like other dramatic spectacles, might possibly cease for want of a "public."
It is a mistake to suppose that the public wants the environment protected or their lives saved and that they will be grateful to any idealist who will fight for such ends
What the public wants is their own individual comfort.
A great poet belongs to no country; his works are public property, and his Memoirs the inheritance of the public.
Have I done something for the general interest? Well then I have had my reward.
All this I bear, for, what I seek, I know: Peace, peace is what I seek, and public calm: Endless extinction of unhappy hates.
A private sin is not so prejudicial in this world as a public indecency.
Miguel de Cervantes
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