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    The proverbial wisdom of the populace in the streets, on the
    roads, and in the markets, instructs the ear of him who studies
    man more fully than a thousand rules ostentatiously arranged.

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It is a good part of sagacity to have known the foolish desires
of the crowd and their unreasonable read more

It is a good part of sagacity to have known the foolish desires
of the crowd and their unreasonable notions.
[Lat., Bona prudentiae pars est nosse stultas vulgi cupiditates,
et absurdas opiniones.]

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The multitude is always in the wrong.

The multitude is always in the wrong.

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The individual is foolish; the multitude, for the moment is
foolish, when they act without deliberation; but the species read more

The individual is foolish; the multitude, for the moment is
foolish, when they act without deliberation; but the species is
wise, and, when time is given to it, as a species it always acts
right.

by Edmund Burke Found in: Public Quotes,
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The public! the public! how many fools does it require to make
the public?
[Fr., Le public! le read more

The public! the public! how many fools does it require to make
the public?
[Fr., Le public! le public! combien faut-il de sots pour faire
un public?]

by Thomas Chalmers Found in: Public Quotes,
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The voice of the people has about it something divine: for how
otherwise can so many heads agree together read more

The voice of the people has about it something divine: for how
otherwise can so many heads agree together as one?
[Lat., Vox populi habet aliquid divinum: nam quomo do aliter tot
capita in unum conspirare possint?]

by Francis Bacon Found in: Public Quotes,
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No whispered rumours which the many spread can wholly perish.

No whispered rumours which the many spread can wholly perish.

by Hesiod Found in: Public Quotes,
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The great unwashed.

The great unwashed.

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I wish the crowd to feel itself well treated,
Especially since it lives and lets me live.
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I wish the crowd to feel itself well treated,
Especially since it lives and lets me live.
[Ger., Ich wunschte sehr, der Menge zu behagen,
Besonders weil sie lebt und leben lasst.]

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The rabble estimate few things according to their real value,
most things according to their prejudices.
[Lat., Vulgus read more

The rabble estimate few things according to their real value,
most things according to their prejudices.
[Lat., Vulgus ex veritate pauca, ex opinione multa aestimat.]

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