A multitude of books distracts the mind.
— Socrates

Seek not the favor of the multitude; it is seldom got by honest and lawful means. But seek the testimony of few; and number not voices, but weigh them.
Immanuel Kant multitudes quote

If the truth be known, most successes are built on a multitude of failures.
— Unknown

True happiness consists not in the multitude of friends, but in the worth and choice.
— Ben Jonson

This gives force to the strong -- that the multitude have no habit of self-reliance or original action.
— multitudes quotation by Ralph Waldo Emerson