Crowd Quotes

No wonder nobody comes here – it’s too crowded. Yogi Berra

To succeed in chaining the crowd you must seem to wear the same fetters. Voltaire

Anyone taken as an individual, is tolerably sensible and reasonable- as a member of a crowd, he at once becomes a blockhead. Friedrich von Schiller

Whoever knows he is deep, strives for clarity; whoever would like to appear deep to the crowd, strives for obscurity. For the crowd considers anything deep if only it cannot see to the bottom: the crowd is so timid and afraid of going into the water. Friedrich Nietzsche

There is an accumulative cruelty in a number of men, though none in particular are ill-natured. Lord Halifax (George Savile)

You cannot make a man by standing a sheep on its hind-legs. But by standing a flock of sheep in that position you can make a crowd of men. Max Beerbohm

If you wait for opportunities to occur, you will be one of the crowd. Edward De Bono

Nothing is so contemptible as the sentiments of the mob. Seneca

Solitude is strength; to depend on the presence of the crowd is weakness. The man who needs a mob to nerve him is much more alone than he imagines. Paul Brunton

Such is the nature of crowds: either they are humble and servile or arrogant and dominating. They are incapable of making moderate use of freedom, which is the middle course, or of keeping it. Livy