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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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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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We would not listen to those who were wont to say the voice of
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We would not listen to those who were wont to say the voice of
the people is the voice of God, for the voice of the mob is near
akin to madness.
[Lat., Nec audiendi sunt qui solent dicere vox populi, vox dei;
cum tumultus vulgi semper insaniae proxima sit.]

by Alcuin (albinus) 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 multitude is always in the wrong.

The multitude is always in the wrong.

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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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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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Classes and masses.

Classes and masses.

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He who hangs on the errors of the ignorant multitude, must not be
counted among great men.
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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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