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I much prefer the sharpest criticism of a single intelligent man to the thoughtless approval of the masses.

Johannes Kepler, scientist

The broad masses of a population are more amenable to the appeal of rhetoric than to any other force.

Adolf Hitler, criminal

Religion is the opium of the masses.

Karl Marx, economist

The masses have no habit of self reliance or original action.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

The time when most of you should withdraw into yourself is when you are forced to be in a crowd.

Epicurus, philosopher

The voice of the majority is no proof of justice.

Friedrich von Schiller, poet

The great masses of the people will more easily fall victims to a big lie than to a small one.

Adolf Hitler, criminal

The multitude is always wrong.

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The truly powerful feed ideology to the masses like fast food while they dine on the most rarified delicacy of all: impunity.

Naomi Klein, journalist

The multitude of fools is a protection to the wise.

Marcus Tullius Cicero, statesman

The mass never comes up to the standard of its best member, but on the contrary degrades itself to a level with the lowest.

Henry David Thoreau, author

The mind of the people is like mud, from which arise strange and beautiful things.

W. J. Turner,

War is a way of shattering to pieces... materials which might otherwise be used to make the masses too comfortable and... too intelligent.

George Orwell, author

If you see ninety-nine people running one way and three going the opposite, don't be too quick to join the majority.

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Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.

Emma Lazarus, poet

Religion is not merely the opium of the masses, it's the cyanide.

Tom Robbins, author

People are always afraid of the unknown - and banding together against the Thing That Is Different From Us is a time-honoured tradition for rallying the masses.

Jodi Picoult, author

Masses are always breeding grounds of psychic epidemics.

Carl Jung, psychiatrist

In America, it is sport that is the opiate of the masses.

Russell Baker, journalist

I know I got it made while the masses of black people are catchin' hell, but as long as they ain't free, I ain't free.

Muhammad Ali, boxer

There exists no politician in India daring enough to attempt to explain to the masses that cows can be eaten.

Indira Gandhi, politician

No one in this world has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people. Nor has anyone ever lost public office thereby.

H. L. Mencken, writer

I have never intimidated the masses... I only intimidate corrupt officials.

Zhu Rongji, statesman

Land of opportunity, land for the huddled masses where would the opportunity have been without the genocide of those Old Guard, bristling Indian tribes?

Edward Hoagland, author

The press should be not only a collective propagandist and a collective agitator, but also a collective organizer of the masses.

Vladimir Lenin, leader

If organized religion is the opium of the masses, then disorganized religion is the marijuana of the lunatic fringe.

Kerry Thornley, philosopher

Thus, the struggle for peace includes the struggle for freedom and justice for the masses of all countries.

Arthur Henderson, politician

Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.

Vladimir Lenin, leader

No amount of political freedom will satisfy the hungry masses.

Lenin (Vladimir Ulyanov),

The general interest of the masses might take the place of the insight of genius if it were allowed freedom of action.

Denis Diderot, editor

Leave this hypocritical prating about the masses. Masses are rude, lame, unmade, pernicious in their demands and influence, and need not to be flattered, but to be schooled. I wish not to concede anything to them, but to tame, drill, divide, and break them up, and draw individuals out of them.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

None of us know all the potentialities that slumber in the spirit of the population, or all the ways in which that population can surprise us when there is the right interplay of events.

Vaclav Havel, leader

The only power deserving the name is that of masses, and of governments while they make themselves the organ of the tendencies and instincts of masses.

John Stuart Mill, philosopher

Minorities are individual or groups of individuals especially qualified. The masses are the collection of people not specially qualified.

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The mass believes that it has the right to impose and to give force of law to notions born in the caf

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This leads us to note down in our psychological chart of the mass-man of today two fundamental traits: the free expansion of his vital desires, and, therefore, of his personality; and his radical ingratitude towards all that has made possible the ease of his existence. These traits together make up the well-known psychology of the spoilt child.

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Nothing is so contemptible as the sentiments of the mob.

Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder, rhetorician

For men tied fast to the absolute, bled of their differences, drained of their dreams by authoritarian leeches until nothing but pulp is left, become a massive, sick Thing whose sheer weight is used ruthlessly by ambitious men. Here is the real enemy of the people: our own selves dehumanized into the masses. And where is the David who can slay this giant?

Lillian Smith, novelist

The master minds of all nations, in all ages, have sprung in affluent multitude from the mass of the nation, and from the mass of the nation only -- not from its privileged classes.

Mark Twain, author

I have witnessed the tremendous energy of the masses. On this foundation it is possible to accomplish any task whatsoever.

Mao Zedong, leader

Otherwise we get off the track and we do not fulfil the historical role which we want to fulfil: to help the masses, the exploited and the oppressed of the world, build a classless society, a world socialist federation.

Ernest Mandel, author

The Statue of Liberty is no longer saying, 'Give me your poor, your tired, your huddled masses.' She's got a baseball bat and yelling, 'You want a piece of me?'

Robin Williams, comedian

Masses of girls identified with Bella in a really profound way, for want of a better word. The connection that I've seen people have - I've seen it physically. It's the characters they're flipping for.

Kristen Stewart, actress

The concept of commercialism in the fashion and art world is looked down upon. You know, just to think, 'What amount of creativity does it take to make something that masses of people like?' And, 'How does creativity apply across the board?'

Kanye West, musician

You never know until a song comes out and becomes what it becomes, obviously you can't predict how the masses will react.

Nelly, musician

The law is an adroit mixture of customs that are beneficial to society, and could be followed even if no law existed, and others that are of advantage to a ruling minority, but harmful to the masses of men, and can be enforced on them only by terror.

Peter Kropotkin, revolutionary

After the advent of the written word, the masses who could not - or were not permitted to - read, were given sermons by the few who could.

Theodore Bikel, actor

When two elements combine and form more than one compound, the masses of one element that react with a fixed mass of the other are in the ratio of small whole numbers.

Humphry Davy, scientist

Thus it cannot be denied that the masses which today form our highest mountains were originally in a liquid state; for a long time they were covered by waters which did not sustain any life.

Georges Cuvier, scientist

The community of masses of human beings has produced an order of life in regulated channels which connects individuals in a technically functioning organisation, but not inwardly from the historicity of their souls.

Karl Jaspers, psychologist

The situation of the Old Left was the theory of Socialist Realism, etc. It seemed pointless to argue. We stayed carefully away from people who wrote for the New Masses.

George Oppen, poet

As a confirmed individualist I certainly do not wish to underrate the influence of the individual, for the masses do not lead the individual; rather, in the individual is vested the capacity to lead the masses.

Gustav Stresemann, politician

To my mind, the most important aspect of the Nobel Awards is that they bring home to the masses of the peoples of all nations, a realization of their common interests. They carry to those who have no direct contact with science the international spirit.

Irving Langmuir, scientist

Small aids to individuals, large aid to masses.

Maria Mitchell, scientist

In the unrest of the masses I augur great good. It is by their realizing that their condition of life is not what it ought to be that vast improvements may be accomplished.

Leland Stanford, businessman

When quick results are imperative, the manipulation of the masses through symbols may be the only quick way of having a critical thing done.

John Grierson, director

What will happen once the authentic mass man takes over, we do not know yet, although it may be a fair guess that he will have more in common with the meticulous, calculated correctness of Himmler than with the hysterical fanaticism of Hitler, will more resemble the stubborn dullness of Molotov than the sensual vindictive cruelty of Stalin.

Hannah Arendt, historian

The adjustment of reality to the masses and of the masses to reality is a process of unlimited scope, as much for thinking as for perception.

Walter Benjamin, critic

Civilization exists precisely so that there may be no masses but rather men alert enough never to constitute masses.

Georges Bernanos, author

At the time I was arrested I had no idea it would turn into this. It was just a day like any other day. The only thing that made it significant was that the masses of the people joined in.

Rosa Parks, activist

True education is limited to those people who would die without knowing, whereas the masses in the institutions are merely going through the motions, for education is a way of living.

Bryant H. McGill, poet

It really takes likeable superstars to get the attention of the masses.

Jennifer Wyatt, athlete

Mostly, I spend my time being a mother to my two children, working in my organic garden, raising masses of sweet peas, being passionately involved in conservation, recycling and solar energy.

Blythe Danner, actress

The masses will reject any theory, however reasonable it may be, if it lays a restriction upon the appetite.

Ellen G. White, writer

The welfare state is not really about the welfare of the masses. It is about the egos of the elites.

Thomas Sowell, economist

The human animal cannot be trusted for anything good except en masse. The combined thought and action of the whole people of any race, creed or nationality, will always point in the right direction.

Harry S Truman, president

The media's the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power. Because they control the minds of the masses.

Malcom X, clergyman

The gallery is generating work for the masses.

Kim Weston, photographer

The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society.

Edward Bernays, celebrity

Must all of them and their families be physically abolished? Of course not? They must be 'liquidated' or melted in the hot fire of exile and labor into the proletarian masses.

Walter Duranty, journalist

My songs are the reflection of how I think and how I feel in that moment. But I'm conscious of the fact that artists have a responsibility before the masses and they have to take care with their words.

Shakira, musician

It is the besetting vice of democracies to substitute public opinion for law. This is the usual form in which the masses of men exhibit their tyranny.

James F. Cooper, novelist

Even if I know I shall never change the masses, never transform anything permanent, all I ask is that the good things also have their place, their refuge.

Richard Wagner, composer

I think that ego-driven leaders will be a thing of the past because the masses are tired.

Louis Farrakhan, activist

Movies are an art form that is very available to the masses.

Richard King, director

So what I'm saying is why don't we think about changing Schrodinger's equation at some level when masses become too big at the level that you might have to worry about Einstein's general relativity.

Roger Penrose, physicist

A remarkable feature of the humanitarian movement, on both its sentimental and utilitarian sides, has been its preoccupation with the lot of the masses.

Irving Babbitt, critic

The industrial revolution has tended to produce everywhere great urban masses that seem to be increasingly careless of ethical standards.

Irving Babbitt, critic

This circulating medium has a natural tendency to lessen by degrees the value and the use of money, and finally to render it powerless; and consequently to sweep away all the crushing masses of fraud, iniquity, cruelty, corruption and imposition that are built upon it.

Josiah Warren, inventor

Some otherwise sane scientists have seriously proposed that we tuck this deadly garbage under the edges of drifting continents but how can they be sure the moving land masses will climb over the waste and not just push it forward?

David R. Brower, environmentalist

It can not be done; it shall not be done! I speak for the great masses of the Mississippi Valley, and those west of it, when I say you shall not do it!

Richard Parks Bland, politician

We're not as materialistic and income-tax conscious as we think. At the moment our superstitions are tucked away, but come out sometimes in strange ways sex crimes, black masses.

Terence Fisher, director

I cannot be made into the commentator for the unspoken black masses.

Aaron McGruder, artist

The Jewish nation is indeed, the heart of the world and there is no reason for the existence of empires, kings, rulers, masses or systems aside from their reaction to the Jewish people.

Meir Kahane, clergyman

Only through the conscious action of the working masses in city and country can it be brought to life, only through the people's highest intellectual maturity and inexhaustible idealism can it be brought safely through all storms and find its way to port.

Rosa Luxemburg, activist

The masses are the decisive element, they are the rock on which the final victory of the revolution will be built.

Rosa Luxemburg, activist

The greatest fear that haunts this city is a suitcase bomb, nuclear or germ. Many people carry small gas masks. The masses here seem to be resigned to the inevitable, believing an attack of major proportions will happen.

David Wilkerson, evangelist

If any imagine from the literary tone of the preceding remarks that we are indifferent to the radical movement for the benefit of the masses which is the crowning glory of the nineteenth century, they will soon discover their egregious mistake.

George Ripley, activist

We shall suffer no attachment to literature, no taste for abstract discussion, no love of purely intellectual theories, to seduce us from our devotion to the cause of the oppressed, the down trodden, the insulted and injured masses of our fellow men.

George Ripley, activist

Father had notions about manhood suffrage, public schools, the education and the elevation of the masses, and the gradual emancipation of the slaves, that did not suit the uncompromising views of people in places like Richmond.

John Sergeant Wise, author

Never have so many recordings of the great Masses and motets been in wider circulation.

Richard Morris, clergyman

Social democracy... is only the advance guard of the proletariat, a small piece of the total working masses; blood from their blood, and flesh from their flesh.

Rosa Luxemburg, activist

The masses are in reality their own leaders, dialectically creating their own development process.

Rosa Luxemburg, activist

The more that social democracy develops, grows, and becomes stronger, the more the enlightened masses of workers will take their own destinies, the leadership of their movement, and the determination of its direction into their own hands.

Rosa Luxemburg, activist

Our leading men are not of much account and never have been, but the average of the people is immense, beyond all history. Sometimes I think in all departments, literature and art included, that will be the way our superiority will exhibit itself. We will not have great individuals or great leaders, but a great average bulk, unprecedentedly great.

Walt Whitman, poet

It is proof of a base and low mind for one to wish to think with the masses or majority, merely because the majority is the majority. Truth does not change because it is, or is not, believed by a majority of the people.

Giordano Bruno, philosopher

Observe the masses and do the opposite.

Walt Disney, cartoonist

Since the masses are always eager to believe something, for their benefit nothing is so easy to arrange as facts.

Charles Maurice de Talleyrand, diplomat

The times of Arab nationalism and unity are gone forever. These ideas which mobilized the masses are only a worthless currency. Libya has had to put up with too much from the Arabs for whom it has poured forth both blood and money.

Muammar al-Gaddafi, leader

I believe that the will of the people is resolved by a strong leadership. Even in a democratic society, events depend on a strong leadership with a strong power of persuasion, and not on the opinion of the masses.

Yitzhak Shamir, statesman

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