I never desired to please the rabble. What pleased them, I did not learn; and what I knew was far removed from their understanding.
— Epicurus

I am a member of the rabble in good standing.
Westbrook Pegler rabble quote

GOD, give us men! A time like this demands Strong minds, great hearts, true faith and ready hands; Men whom the lust of office does not kill; Men whom the spoils of office can not buy; Men who possess opinions and a will; Men who have honor; men who will not lie; Men who can stand before a demagogue And damn his treacherous flatteries without winking! Tall men, sun-crowned, who live above the fog In public duty, and in private thinking; For while the rabble, with their thumb-worn creeds, Their large professions and their little deeds, Mingle in selfish strife, lo! Freedom weeps, Wrong rules the land and waiting Justice sleeps.
— Josiah Gilbert Holland

I hate the irreverent rabble and keep them far from me.
— Horace

Poverty in itself does not make men into a rabble; a rabble is created only when there is joined to poverty a disposition of mind, an inner indignation against the rich, against society, against the government.
— rabble quotation by G. W. F. Hegel