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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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We would not listen to those who were wont to say the voice of
the people is the voice read more

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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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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He who serves the public is a poor animal; he worries himself to
death and no one thanks him read more

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 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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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 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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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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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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This many-headed monster, Multitude.

This many-headed monster, Multitude.

by Samuel Daniel Found in: Public Quotes,
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