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    He who hangs on the errors of the ignorant multitude, must not be
    counted among great men.
    [Lat., Qui ex errore imperitae multitudinis pendet, hic in magnis
    viris non est habendus.]

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The multitude is always in the wrong.

The multitude is always in the wrong.

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Hence ye profane; I hate ye all;
Both the great vulgar, and the small.

Hence ye profane; I hate ye all;
Both the great vulgar, and the small.

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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.

by Bible Found in: Public Quotes,
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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 man in the street does not know a star in the sky.

The man in the street does not know a star in the sky.

by Ralph Waldo Emerson Found in: Public Quotes,
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It is a good part of sagacity to have known the foolish desires
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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 public! why, the public's nothing better than a great baby.

The public! why, the public's nothing better than a great baby.

by Thomas Chalmers Found in: Public Quotes,
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Knowing as "the man in the street" (as we call him as Newmarket)
always does, the greatest secrets of read more

Knowing as "the man in the street" (as we call him as Newmarket)
always does, the greatest secrets of kings, and being the
confidant of their most hidden thoughts.

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