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Are we aware of our obligations to a mob? It is the mob that labor in your fields and serve in your houses -- that man your navy, and recruit your army -- that have enabled you to defy the world, and can also defy you when neglect and calamity have driven them to despair. You may call the people a mob; but do not forget that a mob too often speaks the sentiments of the people.
~ Lord Byron

 

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The mob has many heads but no brains.
~ English Proverb

 

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The mob is man voluntarily descending to the nature of the beast. Its fit hour of activity is night. Its actions are insane like its whole constitution. It persecutes a principle; it would whip a right; it would tar and feather justice, by inflicting fire and outrage upon the houses and persons of those who have these. It resembles the prank of boys, who run with fire-engines to put out the ruddy aurora streaming to the stars.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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The nose of a mob is its imagination. By this, at any time, it can be quietly led.
~ Edgar Allan Poe

 

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The tyranny of a multitude is a multiplied tyranny.
~ Edmund Burke

 

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