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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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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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He who serves the public is a poor animal; he worries himself to
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He who serves the public is a poor animal; he worries himself to
death and no one thanks him for it.
[Ger., Wer dem Publicum dient, ist ein armes Thier;
Er qualt sich ab, niemand bedankt sich dafur.]

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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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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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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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The tyranny of a multitude is a multiplied tyranny.

The tyranny of a multitude is a multiplied tyranny.

by Edmund Burke Found in: Public Quotes,
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. . . for thou art a stiff-necked people. . .

. . . for thou art a stiff-necked people. . .

by Bible Found in: Public Quotes,
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Report uttered by the people is everywhere of great power.

Report uttered by the people is everywhere of great power.

by Aeschylus Found in: Public Quotes,
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For who can be secure of private right,
If sovereign sway may be dissolved by might?
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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.

by John Dryden Found in: Public Quotes,
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