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1. "More is required of public officials than slogans and handshakes and press releases. More is required. We must hold ourselves strictly accountable. We must provide the people with a vision of the future."
Author: Barbara Jordan
2. "If we promise as public officials, we must deliver. If we as public officials propose, we must produce."
Author: Barbara Jordan
3. "In view of our public pledges, we public officials can never again go before the public merely promising election reform. The time for promises is past."
Author: Charles Edison
4. "The chief internal enemies of any state are those public officials who betray the trust imposed upon them by the people."
Author: Dalton Trumbo
5. "Citizen participation is a device whereby public officials induce nonpublic individuals to act in a way the officials desire."
Author: Daniel Patrick Moynihan
6. "Though public pronouncements of Israeli officials emphasize peace and mutuality, unilateralism actually drives Israeli actions."
Author: Douglas Feith
7. "The spread of BSE [mad cow disease] in Europe has revealed how secret alliances between agribusiness and government can endanger the public health. It has shown how the desire for profit can overrule every other consideration. British agricultural officials were concerned as early as 1987 that eating meat from BSE-infected cattle might pose a risk to human beings. That information was suppressed for years, and the possibility of any health risk was strenuously denied, in order to protect exports of British beef. Scientists who disagreed with the official line were publicly attacked and kept off government committees investigating BSE. Official denials of the truth delayed important health measures."
Author: Eric Schlosser
8. "I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few public officials."
Author: George Mason
9. "As we look over the list of the early leaders of the republic, Washington, John Adams, Hamilton, and others, we discern that they were all men who insisted upon being themselves and who refused to truckle to the people. With each succeeding generation, the growing demand of the people that its elective officials shall not lead but merely register the popular will has steadily undermined the independence of those who derive their power from popular election. The persistent refusal of the Adamses to sacrifice the integrity of their own intellectual and moral standards and values for the sake of winning public office or popular favor is another of the measuring rods by which we may measure the divergence of American life from its starting point."
Author: James Truslow Adams
10. "To restore and keep the public's confidence in the integrity of their government, state government and its officials must be open, honest and transparent."
Author: John Lynch
11. "I am disturbed that the identification and clothing of our public officials is so easily reproduced."
Author: Louise Slaughter
12. "The rhetoric of ‘law and order' was first mobilized in the late 1950s as Southern governors and law enforcement officials attempted to generate and mobilize white opposition to the Civil Rights Movement. In the years following Brown v. Board of Education, civil rights activists used direct-action tactics in an effort to force reluctant Southern States to desegregate public facilities. Southern governors and law enforcement officials often characterized these tactics as criminal and argued that the rise of the Civil Rights Movement was indicative of a breakdown of law and order. Support of civil rights legislation was derided by Southern conservatives as merely ‘rewarding lawbreakers.' For more than a decade – from the mid 1950s until the late 1960s – conservatives systematically and strategically linked opposition to civil rights legislation to calls for law and order, arguing that Martin Luther King Jr.'s philosophy of civil disobedience was a leading cause of crime."
Author: Michelle Alexander
13. "In the coming days, I know there will be some reflecting on my time as mayor. Many of you will search to find what's behind my decision. It's simple. I have always believed that every person, especially public officials, must understand when it is time to move on. For me, that time is now."
Author: Richard M. Daley
14. "For decades, the journalistic norm had been that the private lives of public officials remained private unless that life impinged on public performance."
Author: Roger Mudd
15. "The budget should be balanced, the treasury should be refilled, the public debt should be reduced and the arrogance of public officials should be controlled."
Author: Ross Perot
16. "Campaign finance and ethics reform only works if it curtails all special interest groups equally and does not carve out any exceptions to benefit one party or another. 'Pay to play' reform was passed to limit the influence of big spending contractors over the public officials from whom they are trying to obtain work."
Author: Thomas Kean Jr.
17. "Here's a 165-year old but still fitting comment on public officials who are so sure they're right that they'll drive over a cliff rather than compromise: "Always to be right, always to trample forward, and never to doubt – are not these the great qualities with which dullness takes the lead in the world?" William Makepeace Thackeray, Vanity Fair: a Novel without a Hero (1848).The author's middle name really was "Makepeace." As the quote shows, he disliked those who would not."
Author: William Makepeace Thackeray

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Het is een kwestie van durven, meer niet. Dat geldt voor alle kunst, dus ook voor die van het leven"
Author: Arthur Japin

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