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    For who can be secure of private right,
    If sovereign sway may be dissolved by might?
    Nor is the people's judgment always true:
    The most may err as grossly as the few.

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Classes and masses.

Classes and masses.

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The great unwashed.

The great unwashed.

by Bible 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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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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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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The fickle populace always change with the prince.
[Lat., Mobile mutatur semper cum principe vulgus.]

The fickle populace always change with the prince.
[Lat., Mobile mutatur semper cum principe vulgus.]

by Claudian (claudianus) Found in: Public Quotes,
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The proverbial wisdom of the populace in the streets, on the
roads, and in the markets, instructs the ear read more

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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The key of the fields (street).
[Fr., La clef des champs.]

The key of the fields (street).
[Fr., La clef des champs.]

by Samuel Daniel 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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