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[ Also see Acting Democracy Life Man Mob Nation People Politics Public Trust Society States Voice World ]

Laymen say, indeed,
  How they take no heed
    Their sely sheep to feed,
      But pluck away and pull
        The fleeces of their wool.
      - John Skelton, Colin Clout

All nations that grew great out of little or nothing did so merely by the public-mindedness of particular persons.
      - Bishop Robert South

A flock of hirelings (venal pack).
  [Lat., Grex venalium.]
      - Caius Tranquillus Suetonius,
        De Clar. Rhet. (I)

A cowardly populace which will dare nothing beyond talk.
  [Lat., Vulgus ignavum et nihil ultra verba ausurum.]
      - Tacitus (Caius Cornelius Tacitus), Annales
         (bk. VI, 22)

The views of the multitude are neither bad nor good.
  [Lat., Neque mala, vel bona, quae vulgus putet.]
      - Tacitus (Caius Cornelius Tacitus), Annales
         (bk. VI, 22)

It is to the middle class we must look for the safety of England.
      - William Makepeace Thackeray,
        Four Georges--George the Third

The public be damned.
      - William Henry Vanderbilt,
        reply when asked whether public should be consulted about luxury trains, as reported by Clarence Dresser in the Chicago "Tribune", 1883

The rude rabble are enraged; now firebrands and stones fly.
  [Lat., Saevitque animis ignoble vulgus,
    Jamque faces et saxa volant.]
      - Virgil or Vergil (Publius Virgilius Maro Vergil),
        The Aeneid (I, 149)

The uncertain multitude is divided by opposite opinions.
      - Virgil or Vergil (Publius Virgilius Maro Vergil),
        The Aeneid (II, 39)

One cry was common to them all.
  [Lat., Vox omnibus una.]
      - Virgil or Vergil (Publius Virgilius Maro Vergil),
        The Aeneid (V, 616)

Prejudice, friend, govern the vulgar crowd.
  [Fr., Les prejuges, ami, sont les rois du vulgaire.]
      - Voltaire (Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire),
        Le Fanatisme (II, 4)

Our supreme governors, the mob.
      - Horace (Horatio) Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford,
        Letter to Horace Mann

That is, in a great degree, true of all men, which was said of the Athenians, that they were like sheep, of which a flock is more easily driven than a single one.
      - Archbishop Richard Whately

[The] public path of life
  Is dirty.
      - Edward Young, Night Thoughts (VIII, 373)


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